Ramla Bay Hotel’s owners wish to demolish their four-floor hotel to replace it with three seven-storey blocks. The Holden Developments’ new hotel will rise to around 30m above sea level to replace the last part of the old hotel. This comes five years after obtaining the permit for a heart-shaped extension which can be viewed from the Marfa coastline in Mellieha.
The design by architect Ray Demicoli, who designed the first phase approved in 2016, will include 400 guest rooms, indoor swimming pool, gym, car park facilities, restaurants and a banqueting area. The plans will result in the foreshore re-landscaped for a new outdoor pool with a sand surface over concrete. A new beach facility called the Alang Alang restaurant will also be introduced, with a natural sandy beach to the south-west remaining publicly accessible. The hotel was first constructed in 1967, having several alterations over the years.