A Round up of New Hotel Openings/ Developments & Awards

June 2017. Boutique Hotels in Palma de Mallorca are booming. Palma Old Town is the focus for much of this activity with six hotels listed as opening/under refurbishment in 2017. Here is an overview over recent Hotel openings, upcoming Hotel openings as well as developments and awards in the Hotel industry.

New Openings:

Boutique Hotel Sant Jaume

The luxury Boutique Hotel Sant Jaume located in the heart of Palma’s old town has opened in June 2017 as the largest of the four boutique hotels in the IT Unique Spaces Group together with Boutique Hotels Can Cera, Calatrava and Can Alomar. The hotel building is the refurbishment of a mansion dating back to the 18th century and features 36 rooms and suites. It is located just few minutes’ walk from Palma’s main Borne Boulevard and Jaime III shopping street.

The reception area, hallway, lobby, restaurant, cocktail lounge and spa are located on the ground floor featuring stylish contemporary interiors and art. The hotel’s exclusive Suite San Jaume is located on the top floor with its own large terrace. The fourth floor has a sundeck with plunge pool and views across the old city to Palma Cathedral.

A main feature of the hotel is its restaurant headed up by Mallorca’s first Mallorcan Michelin star chef, Tomeu Caldentey and is called “Tomeu Restaurant amb Arrels” with the “Bar Tomeu Marcerados & Co” where Tomeu is reviving the tradition of an age old technique of maceration using only natural products.

Room rates start from 199€ per night, in a deluxe room, to include local tax: www.boutiquehotelsantjaume.com

Boutique Hotel Sant Jaume

Bo Hotel, Palma.

Located in the centre of Palma’s historic old town in the La Lonja quarter (old corn exchange) and within walking distance of all the main cultural sites, restaurants, shopping and bars. This four star hotel is a renovation of a 19th century building renovated to blend contemporary comfort with Mallorcan style.

The hotel features the Ritzino Cocktail Bar and Restaurant based on the same concept as the established Ritzi Restaurant in Puerto Portals and offers a selection of Mediterranean and Italian style tapas together with a range of fresh pasta dishes plus a superfood menu of health conscious dishes. Other features include a rooftop terrace with views over Palma Cathedral and the old city.

The hotel has 19 double rooms with the top Sky Suite offering a 40 m2 terrace overlooking the city. Prices for a double room start at an average of 200€ per night (including local tax). www.bohotel.com

Pure Salt Garonda Hotel, Playa de Palma

The recently opened five star Hotel on the Playa de Palma is aimed at adults only and is one of 3 new five star hotels that have opened in this area in the past 3 years. It is also part of the “Palma Beach” consortium which is heavily investing in this area to take it upmarket and transform into a Mediterranean “Miami Beach” with close access to Palma and the international airport.

The hotel has 149 double rooms and offers direct access to a sandy beach, a spa with indoor swimming pool, three restaurants; the seafront Mikel & Pintxo restaurant with a tapas/pinchos concept, the main Garonda Restaurant and the Italian style L’Arcada restaurant beside the hotel. A concierge service is also available to guests to organise individualised requests from golf to yacht charter. Prices per room per night start at 200€. www.puresaltluxuryhotels.com

Pure Salt Garonda Hotel

Hotel Llaut Palace, Playa de Palma.

This five star hotel officially opened at the beginning of this year and is another example of the changing image of Playa de Palma. Owned and operated by the German Iti Hotel Group, it has 186 rooms and suites on seven floors all based on a clean contemporary design. The location, which is a few minutes’ walk away from the beach looks out over a pine forest park which will later this year be opened and maintained by the hotel offering hotel clients direct access to the beach from the hotel.

The hotel is surrounded by extensive landscaped grounds and facilities include a large outdoor pool, plus a separate pool for families/children, a spa with indoor pool, jazz club, meeting/conference room, two bars and a rooftop pool area with barbecue. Guests can choose from three restaurants; the main restaurant with show cooking where dishes are freshly prepared to order, the bistro and the Japanese style “Katagi Blau” restaurant with authentic Teppanyaki grill for show cooking. Located on the seventh floor this restaurant and terrace offers diners excellent sea views across Palma Bay. Rates for a double room start at: 150€ per night based on a minimum 3 night stay: www.hotelllautpalace.com

Melia Palma Bay Hotel (Congress Palace)

The new Melia Bay Hotel opened alongside Palma’s new Congress Palace and is located at the entrance of the city and literally within 5 minutes drive from Palma’s International Airport. The hotel, which was designed by one of Spain’s leading architects, Patxi Mangado, features 268 double rooms, a large rooftop terrace with pool overlooking the city and the Bay of Palma, three meeting rooms, the Trasluz Restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine and a spacious spa/fitness area. Prices for a double room start at 150€ per night: www.melia.com

Melia Palma Bay Hotel

Belmond La Residencia, Deia – Six New Suites

The Belmond La Residencia hotel, located in one of the most picturesque villages of Deià has opened with six new suites offering panoramic vistas over the Sierra Tramuntana and the picturesque village of Deiá.

There are 4 new deluxe suites and 2 junior deluxe suites. All feature their own private terraces with Mediterranean planting and four have small private pools.  Two of the suites are also inter-connecting, making them an ideal choice for families.

The suites are all named after one of the peaks of the Sierra Tramuntana Mountains (now a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

These new suites bring the total number of pools to 17 (between private and public pools) and increases the Art Collection at the hotel to over 800 artworks including 33 original Miró artworks in the hotel’s Cafe Miró and the new Miró tea service. Prices for suites start at 600€ per night: www.belmond.com/la-residencia-mallorca

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Coming up:

Summum The Prime Boutique Hotel, Palma Old Town

Located in Calle Concepción (just off the main shopping street of Jaime III), this hotel is the restoration of palacio Can Berga-Ladaria, a historic gothic building dating back to 1576. It will open as a five star boutique hotel towards the end of 2017 featuring 18 rooms, a restaurant, roof terrace and swimming pool. www.marcapital.es

Baluard del Princep, Calatrava, Palma Old Town

Currently under construction, this five star hotel boutique hotel is located at the start of the old town immediately inside the original old walls of the city. When complete it will feature 56 rooms and become an important part of the revival of this outer area of Palma’s historic old town that faces the sea. Completion date to be confirmed.

Protur Naisa Hotel, Palma.

This will be the first hotel for the Protur Group in Palma and is located on the site of an old military building next to the Police Station on Palma’s Paseo Mallorca. It will be a 5 star hotel featuring 100 rooms on 8 floors with a restaurant, spa/gymnasium, swimming pool and parking. Completion date is scheduled for late 2017.

Cappuccino Hotel, Plaza Cort, Palma.

Work is being completed on the first Cappuccino Hotel in an iconic 1930’s art deco building on Plaza Cort in front of Palma’s Town Hall. The Cappuccino Group, which started in Mallorca and is renowned for its stylish cafes and restaurants, has outlets in main cities on the Spanish Mainland, Ibiza, Beirut, Jeddah and Dubai.

The hotel will feature 36 rooms with 28 suites, a small cinema and a spa/wellness area. There will be a large terrace garden with a bar specialising in Spanish wines and a Cappuccino with be a “Tahini” Japanese restaurant in the central lobby area.

The design and interiors of all Cappuccinos is a key focus of the brand and the new hotel is set to be exceptional respecting the 1930’s feel of the building with interiors by the international French interior designer, Jacques Grange, who lists among his clients the late Yves Saint Laurent, Monaco’s Grimaldi Family and designer Valentino. The Cappuccino Hotel is scheduled to open spring 2018: www.cappuccino.com

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Mallorca’s Award Winning Hotels

The Belmond La Residencia has entered the Conde Nast China Gold List – a prestigious listing for hotels worldwide.   The Boutique Hotel Can Alomar has been awarded by the online booking portal, Trivago, as the best five star hotel in the Balearic Islands. Finally, the San Francesc Singular Hotel, in the heart of Palma’s old town, still holds its accolade of best hotel in Spain and Portugal by Conde Nast Traveller readers.

The Belmond La Residencia

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Further press information and images: Dominique Carroll or Toni Gomez, Fomento del Turismo de Mallorca. Tel: + 34 971 725396 (Dominique Mobile: + 34 669 49 77 22) email: news@newsmallorca.com

 

Background:

The Fomento del Turismo (known as the Mallorca Tourist Board) was founded in 1905 and is the longest established tourist board in Spain and possibly in the world. It was established with the objective of creating awareness of Mallorca as a destination and to study and implement how to promote the island to potential visitors and with over approximately 13 million visitors to the island in 2016 it has certainly completed its’ original objective. This institution located in the centre of Palma remains a private, independent and non-profit making entity that is supported by members from throughout the island’s tourism sector. www.fomentmallorca.org