Thorsten Sander Appointed General Manager Of Cugó Gran Macina Grand Harbour

12th December 2017

In his last appointment, Mr Sander managed Hotel Nassauer Hof in Wiesbaden (Germany), one of the leading German Grandhotels.

Thorsten Sander has been named general manager of Cugó Gran Macina Grand Harbour which opened its doors a few days ago in the historical city of Senglea.

In his last appointment, Mr Sander managed Hotel Nassauer Hof in Wiesbaden (Germany), one of the leading German Grandhotels.

“Thorsten Sander has a wealth of experience in the hotel sector, having worked in a number of hotels in Germany and the United States,” said Vladimir Saal, CEO of IBB Hotel Collection. “We are sure that the management of the bespoke Cugó Gran Maċina Grand Harbour will be a great success under his leadership.”

Mr Sander said: “Our suites have been designed with the discerning traveller in mind, having all amenities available in-room to make their stay all the more comfortable and inclusive in a uniquely historic yet luxurious setting.  No expense has been spared to achieve this level of luxury. We strongly believe that the Macina historic building has now regained its former glory and will live again as an integral historical part of Malta’s majestic Grand Harbour. We shall endeavour so that every guest departs from Cugó Gran Macina with a great experience of hospitality lived in a truly historical setting.”

The latest opening is yet another milestone in 2017 for IBB Hotel Collection as the hospitality company continues to expand further in Europe. Cugó Gran Maċina combines an evocative history, a unique harbour location, spectacular views and the very best in modern luxury. In this way, Senglea’s iconic Macina Bastion has come back to life as an exclusive Cugó Gran luxury accommodation following an intensive 18-month restoration and renovation process. Apart from being part of the IBB Hotel Collection, which operates hotels under lease, management and franchise contracts with three different own brands: IBB Hotel, IBB Blue Hotel, Cugó Gran Maċina is the first member of Design Hotels from Malta.

The IBB Hotel Collection is a subsidiary of Von der Heyden Group, a developer and investor based in Malta.  Currently operating 11 hotels in Germany, Poland and Spain, the group has ambitious growth plans for the upcoming years. The group is currently constructing an own asset in the historic city centre of Gdansk (Poland) under the IBB brand, namely IBB Hotel Dlugi Targ.


12th December 2017

The 14th edition of the L-Istrina BOV Piggy Bank Campaign is swiftly approaching its final stage where piggy banks are collected from all schools in Malta and Gozo, sorted and collected.

12th December 2017

FLASC won the runner-up title and a €10,000 prize for their energy storage device that integrates into a floating offshore platform.