Our Mission is to create quality and value across all the products and services we offer, whilst embracing a carefully preserved heritage. With respect to our employees, we value fairness, respect for diversity, room to grow and a creative work environment.

Manufacturing & Retail

Bortex Clothing Industry Ltd was set up in 1964 on the initiative of entrepreneur Sunny Borg. It is Malta’s longest established brand in formal men’s tailoring. In 1971, it entered into a joint venture with the Dutch Van Gils Group, a manufacturer of high quality men’s suits, jackets and trousers, supplying the finest retail brands on the European market. In 1987, the Van Gils shares were bought by Next p.l.c. enabling Bortex to extend its product profile into children’s and ladies wear.In 1991, the Next p.l.c shares within the Bortex Group were wholly bought up by the Borg family. Since then the family have continued to expand the company’s interests within the fashion industry.

Hospitality & Property

Roosendaal Hotels Limited was set up on 10 July 1975.

When Mr Saviour Borg saw how Malta’s tourism market was developing in the 70’s he took over the lease of a Sliema Hotel, the Capua Court Hotel, with a plan to open a chain of establishments. Tourism became another passion for Mr Borg, and his company’s logo, the five petalled rose, reflected his ambitious drive to create this chain, by leasing and acquiring further hotels, namely Promenade Hotel in Sliema, Concorde, Liliana and San Mark Hotels in Bugibba. In 1996 the Group acquired the Plevna Hotel. Over the years the rationalisation of the hospitality segment saw the Group moving out of the North and focusing on Sliema and Valletta.

Today the company operates the four star 1926 Le Soleil Hotel & Spa, located in a quiet residential area off Qui-si-Sana seafront with an inventory of 170 rooms of which 52 are suites. Many of the suites boast views of Manoel Island and Valletta. The hotel consists of a luxury spa and restaurant, as well as a private beach club 200 metres from the hotel.

1926 Le Soleil Hotel & Spa is inspired by the life and passions of Mr Saviour Borg. He lived a life that was symbolised by courage, ambition, intuition, honesty and integrity, and 1926 Le Soleil Hotel & Spa reflects all of that, and more.

The company operates also a 7 suite boutique hotel in Valletta, 1926 Le Parisot Boutique Suite.

1926 Le Soleil Hotel & Spa

Situated in the bustling seafront city of Sliema, 1926 Le Soleil Hotel & Spaa is a statement to modernity, lean luxury and sustainability, whilst also operating a remarkable seasonal Beach Club. This is situated just 200 metres away from the hotel, on the water’s edge.

Combining a calm and intimate ambiance with a dash of theatre, 1926 Le Soleil Hotel & Spa also boasts a lively lounge and a restaurant. Sunny’s Lounge is the perfect place to get together for a glass of wine, beer or a classic cocktail. Our restaurant, Margaux is inspired by the flavours and colours of Southern French cuisine mixed in with modern European dishes that can be paired with selected wines from the French Region.

1926 Le Parisot Boutique Suite

The Palazzo itself features seven elegant suites with full kitchen facilities, all designed to the finest standards and with excellent facilities and state-of-the-art technology. Every aspect of wellbeing has been taken care of.

Every room is equipped with luxurious Hypnos double bed adorned with top-quality Frette linen. Suites also include a comfortable sofa bed for additional guests, a fully-equipped kitchenette, a dining area, a coffee machine, hairdryer, magnifying mirror and in-room amenities.


Although the company still handles a few select private label accounts, the focus of its production activities is on its own “Gagliardi’’ brand which offers a complete menswear proposition which although still primarily focused on formal tailoring but also includes weekend and eveningwear ranges. Production in Malta is focused on Made to Measure tailoring. All knowledge based activities such as: creative, technical design and production planning are still carried out in Malta whilst Bortex production units are located in Morocco, Turkey and the Far East. Private label production is shipped direct to end client whereas all Gagliardi production is brought to Malta and distributed to Retail and Wholesale partners worldwide. In recent years the Group has also developed divisions dealing with local and international corporate accounts as well as school wear.


Bortex is a market leader in Malta, operating ten multi brand stores, predominantly focused on men’s formalwear through its own label brand, Gagliardi but also offering exclusively on the island premium brands such as Ralph Lauren, Gant, Lacoste, Hackett, Barbour, Fynch Hatton, Vilebrequin, MC2 St Barth, Pepe Jeans, Fjall Raven, Jack&Jones, Happy Socks and Loake. Bortex also offers a premium Hire service for Wedding and Ceremonial. More recently it has added Ladies and Childrens wear to the offer in some of its larger stores as well as developed its first Bortex & Friends outlet which includes a Café, Barbershop and Gentlemen’s Essentials collection on top of the usual fashion proposition. The company also operates a number of Mono brand stores under the Ralph Lauren, Gant and Lacoste retail fasciae. Overseas the Group is present on several markets with a combination of Gagliardi mono brand stores and shop in shop locations in leading department stores.