A member of Design Hotels. Against a backdrop of historical fortress walls in the fortified city of Senglea on the southeastern part of the Mediterranean island of Malta, Cugó Gran Macina Grand Harbour has emerged as a stunning testament to the past, yet one that is awash in bespoke design and uncompromising luxury for today’s international traveler. Originally built in 1554, the landmark structure that now houses the hotel’s expansive 21 suites—all with unobstructed views of a magnificent harbor and surrounding marina—is home to high-vaulted ceilings; an inspiring environment of chalk-white walls, limestone, and slate; and an amazing, large rooftop that is perfect for weddings and events. Here, too, one finds a pool offering breathtaking views that extend as far as the city of Valletta—a great spot for yoga, pilates, and more. Cugó Gran’s restaurant, manned by the renowned Chris Hammett, serves Maltese cuisine with an international twist that makes it unlike any other eatery on the island.