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Jankarl Farrugia

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Specialising in sales & marketing and opening boutique hotels, Jankarl provides expert guidance throughout the pre-opening, launch and operational phases. He has worked within the luxury hotel and resort sector since 2000.


Jankarl focuses on improving the overall operations of boutique hotels and serviced apartments and he provides end-to-end advisory from conceptualization to the fully operational stage.  He offers extensive experience in establishing sales and marketing systems and processes that enable a hotel or group of hotels to capture market share and build a loyal customer base.


Moreover, having set up the first Regus business centre in Malta, Jankarl has extensive experience within the co-working and serviced office sector. He is therefore well-positioned to create and advise on mixed-use developments that combine co-working with lifestyle lodging.


Based in Malta, Jankarl runs his own hospitality management consultancy serving the country’s vibrant boutique hotel sector.  He helps hotel owners develop the right concept, assists designers and architects with space planning, advises on staffing structures and effective standard operating procedures,  and prepares comprehensive sales and marketing plans.


Prior to consulting, Jankarl held executive positions at Corinthia Hotels International in Malta and Milan and at Six Senses Resort and Spa, Oman. He has also been Leisure and Tour Operations Director at a well-regarded Destination Management Company.


His recent consulting assignments include setting up a chain of small-island boutique hotels,  providing pre- and post-opening management for 5 boutique hotels, and providing project direction throughout the pre-opening stages of a proposed six-star hotel in Malta.


Jankarl serves on the Board of the Malta Hotels and Restaurant Association, which is involved in a number of large scale nationwide initiatives including tourism strategy, tourism zone planning eco-tax contribution fund allocation. He speaks fluent Italian and English.