The Cumberland Hotel building has been gracing St John Street in Valletta since the late 16th Century. Originally built as a majestic palazzo, it was converted into a hotel, where it reached its peak during colonial times when Valletta was a hive of activity. As the city is going through a reawakening of its own, the Cumberland Hotel is back to its former glory. Featuring a décor which is contemporary and minimalist, complemented by accents of carefully-selected vintage art deco pieces the hotel is both elegant and luxurious. Classical marble was the go to material for the indoor flooring, whilst the outdoor areas and bathrooms are more contemporary and feature travertine and ceramic tiling.