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Mr. Edward Vella

Executive Director

Edward Vella is the joint founder and Managing Director of the Qawra Palace, and has since 1980 actively contributed in its day-to-day running.


Mr. Vella’s career in the hospitality industry commenced in the late 1970s, when he opened and managed a 250-cover restaurant in Bugibba, St. Paul’s Bay Seafront. In 1999, Mr. Vella took over The Grosvenor Hotel in Balzan and oversaw its transition into a retirement home for the elderly which was subsequently renamed as Casa Antonia. Casa Antonia is one of Malta’s foremost nursing homes for the elderly, offering a five-star service to its residents. Mr. Vella has retained the role of Managing Director of Casa Antonia since its inception and has over the years dedicated his time and experience to its day-to-day running.


In 2017, Mr. Vella was involved in the acquisition and conversion of The Imperial Hotel – an iconic and prestigious residence spanning out across five tumuli of land in a prime area of Sliema, Malta. The investment, which has now been completed, saw Mr. Vella personally involved in the project for over four years – from the initial planning phases, to overseeing (on a daily basis) the construction and conversion process of yet another exclusive 175 room, five-star residence for the elderly known as ‘The Imperial’. Mr. Vella is presently a director of The Imperial’s operating company, St. George’s Care Ltd.

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