The Snop Family

When you choose The Snop House, a boutique hotel, for your stay in Malta, it’s the family atmosphere and the attention to detail in its decor that will give you the sweet feeling of being at home. A unique atmosphere,exalted by the sense of belonging to the Snop family of the entire hotel staff, all born and/or living on the Senglea peninsula.

As soon as you enter the hotel, you’ll be enlightened by the beauty of a work of art named “Grand Arbre”, custom-made by the artist Pauline Guerrier, as if to illustrate the Snop family tree. In cases similar to those used by taxidermists, glass plates are placed at regular intervals on which lines are drawn that seem to describe the same composition each time. These are the impressions of the lines on the left hand of members of the same family.

The artist turns these lines into ‘fibres’ that resemble the different branches of a family tree. By taking up the myth of the lifelines, according to which the destiny of each individual can be read in the lines of his or her hand and juxtaposing them so that they can be apprehended in the same space of representation, the Grand Arbre blends myth with a scientific and analytical process. The result is a sculpture imbued with poetry, in which the soul and destiny of a single group are frozen in a common surface of meditation.

When breakfast is served on the indoor patio, you will have the chance to savor this moment of discovery of Maltese agricultural products, particularly those from Gozo, under the gaze of Mr. and Mrs. Snop, large bronze totem poles designed and created exclusively by the Burkinabe artist Siriki Ki. Two large side-by-side sculptures, one of them a paternity, representative of the Dogon art, which the owners returned from their travels, and their verticality fits perfectly into this well of light and serenity.

During your stay you will have the opportunity to meet Mrs. and/or Mr. Snop in person. They’ll be delighted to help you discover the secrets of Senglea and the 3 Cities, and to offer you, with the whole family that has become the hotel team, a hospitality experience that will make you want to discover all the other rooms.

And even if other Snops were featured in Williams Faulkner’s famous trilogy (the Snopes), those at the Snop house in Senglea will, we hope, be a great souvenir of your stay on the Maltese islands.

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