Hotels are so much more than temporary lodging. It is quite an intimate experience to stay overnight inside a building that one may never have previously entered, possibly in a country one may never have previously visited. For me, comfort can only be achieved through customisation according to the building's location and history. If a hotel's concept does not respect its roots, it can never fit comfortably within context, and a building that is not comfortable will never be able to serve its users comfortably.
My work within the hospitality sector involves designing for the pioneers of boutique hotels in Valletta - having seen our Capital City's potential prior to the V18 restoration project - as well as other areas of the island.