Katy Johnson, a model, producer, and writer, from Los Angeles has recently visited Valletta as she travels the world for her project ‘One Model Mission’ where she searches the world to “find beauty for a purpose”. In her quest, Kathy meets and interviews women from all over the world about their perception of what “true beauty” is.

Katy fell in love with Malta, which she called “an absolute, unexpected, mysterious paradise!”

This is what she had to say about our Islands:

It was one of the most intriguing places I had discovered recently, perhaps because I had no expectations, no preconceived notions, and didn’t know much about the place at all. What a lovely surprise! It’s such a mix of some of the most interesting cities in the world. It feels like Spain mixed with Northern Africa, mixed with The Middle East, mixed with France, and Portugal. It was just a mix of everything I loved about some of my favorite destinations.

"If you come to Valletta and don’t stay here, you’re truly missing out!"

Kathy chose to stay with us at The Coleridge and she loved it! This is what she had to say about her experience:

If you want to stay in a stunning small boutique hotel that has the most beautiful suites than I recommend The Coleridge Hotel. The room I stayed in was truly like something out of a castle.  I felt like a princess in it! The high ceilings and stunning wallpaper were just part of its charm! The bed as well! I could go on and on.

If you come to Valletta and don’t stay here, you’re truly missing out! The photos alone show how lovely the rooms were.  They were huge! Max, the manager, was so attentive in helping me with my Malta plans. He was great.

The breakfast room was in the basement.  It was a cave-like setting and was so cute and authentic Maltese. The hotel’s location is also perfect. It’s in Valletta, right next to the main shopping street, a bunch of cute restaurants, and then the sea is just a few min walk.

I love staying at boutique hotels because most of the time it’s just such a better experience and there is a lot more attention to detail.

You may read more about her experience in Malta on her blog.

You can also follow her project and travels at www.onemodelmission.com and her instagram accounts @Iamkatyjohnson and @onemodelmission