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Mallorca had a somewhat tough summer last year, but as we said back then, writing it off completely would be doing the island a disservice. Reliably classy Park Hyatt has had the Balearic Island on its radar for a while now, and early next year should finally see the completion of Park Hyatt Mallorca, part of the Cap Vermell estate in the Canyamel valley.
While the hotel isn’t listed yet on the group’s website (we never understand why some make it onto these “future developments” lists and others don’t), a little bit of searching on the internet turns up a few renderings of the 142-room resort. Above an impression from the interior architect, which seems suitably understated – thought just a rendering, the pieces of art leaning against the far wall look rather beautiful.
Another eye-catching, dreamy creation by designer Marcel Wanders, as seen in this guest room rendering. Pay close attention to the tree-like table lamp – you will see it again.
When the new Kahema Bay Portals resort hotel opens early next year on the popular island of Mallorca, it will be tough to decide whether the best views are towards the Puerto Portals Harbor and its killer yachts, or towards the hotel itself and its interiors. Either way we look at it – and we can’t stop looking at it—this is one of the hottest holistic health resorts we’ve seen in a long time, thanks in part to Dutch master Marcel Wanders.
But there is another, posh side to Mallorca. And in a bid to remind you of this, the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa, which is perched on its own little cliff in Port Soller, has launched an insane-levels-of-luxury package – or, as they call it, a Superlative Mallorca package. It includes:
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Thinking of heading to the Spanish Balearic Islands this summer? There’s some new hotel competition coming to town on Mallorca and Ibiza, with Mélia’s lifestyle brand ME Hotels arriving on both islands.
Opening in May, ME Mallorca is located on a beach in Calvià (it's the former Beach House Hotel), and being next door to Nikki Beach you won’t have to go far to party. Poolside lounging can be done at the hotel too, at one of two pools, with SkinC spa and fitness facilities. Aura Managers – “the driver of the vibe and the leader of personalised service” – are on hand to help you with whatever you want. The vibe you’ll find in the rooms? Check it out below.
Cancun, Cabo, Madrid ... and, er, Vienna ... ME Hotels sure do love to set up shop in the party places, so we are not surprised to hear where they will be making their next move: the Balearic Islands. Rave on!
ME will be bringing their super-cool vibe, minimalist design, Aura Managers and, we hope, 4AM DJ's to Ibiza in June 2014 and to Mallorca in May. The 200-room Ibiza property will be situated bayside in Santa Eulalia and will have direct access from boat to the hotel. There will be 21 ME+ Suites, which usually means a dedicated host looking after you and a complimentary spa treatment, and the hotel will have two pools, Bali beds, an on-site fitness centre and roof top Skinc spa. Don't expect to sleep because DJs at the rooftop cocktail bar will be playing Ibizan classics deep into the night. Rates start at £200 ($320).
It took a while but today, hotels have fully embraced social media--posting photos of their properties on Instagram, updating their events and promotions on Facebook, answering customer service issues on Twitter and even allowing reservations to be made right through their Facebook pages.
And we've seen hotels use social media to let guests engage with other guests like the The Pod Hotel in New York which we dubbed The Facebook Hotel back in 2008 for its social networking ways via their Pod Community forum.
But today, there's news about a hotel that is actively facilitating Twitter meet-ups in special Twitter-themed suites.
The Sol Wave House in Mallorca from Melia Hotels is billing itself as the first "Twitter Experience Hotel" (we wonder what Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams think about that.) The hotel boasts of a special Twitter-themed suite, known by its hashtag #partysuite. Here a bunch of friends can party down at the #TweetPoolParty, get 20 percent off drinks, lounge on VIP sunbeds and have the services of a dedicated Twitter concierge, who will answer to requests via Twitter hashtags. If you look at their Twitter stream, the tweets are littered with hashtags.
But it goes both ways. If you look at the @replies to @SolWaveHouse you will see guests tweeting for service requests using hashtags. This might be our new favorite hashtag:
Needless to say, you need a Twitter account to enjoy the fun.
When we think of Spain, immediately thoughts of a sun-scorched land, sweet sangria, and tasty tapas come to mind. No doubt that we indulged in all of those a lot on a trip to the Iberian Peninsula, but once we walked into Hotel Tres on the Balearic Island of Mallorca Hotels, we knew we had arrived in paradise.
The hotel is tucked away down a cobblestone street behind an unassuming stone archway and an iron gate. In fact, we may not have been able to find it if we hadn't Google Mapped prior to arrival, but the hidden hotel was worth the search. After check-in we walked through a secluded courtyard and headed to our room, but the real jaw-dropper was the roof-top deck.
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Inside a typical room at the PuroHotel Oasis Urbano
Where do the heavy hitters of the music industry stay when they're far away from their mansions and second and third homes? Well, they either go way remote and luxe like a cabana in the Seychelles or they go somewhere with good proximity to a studio, like a friend's mansion with home studio or a hotel nicely located near one. Well, Mallorca's Puro Hotel Oasis Urbano is keeping their music industry guests happy by just building one into the hotel.
Apparently Puro, a hotel that has it's own music mix albums in the minibar, is the place to stay for visiting DJs, who are a big part of the cultural scene on Palma de Mallorca. The new music studio, opening in March 2011, will be in a private wing, a "completely new area which can be hired exclusively by musicians, or small groups looking for a private space to celebrate."
What happens when you drink too much--you post blurry pictures of your own hotel on the hotel's website.
Ever heard of the Ibiza Rocks hotel? If not, that’s more than possibly a good thing – it opened a couple of years ago on the island as a more rock n roll hotel than the other designer/house musicky places on the island, and lured in punters with live performances from bands.
We always assumed it was a bit grubby, but it’s obviously done very well, because the Fiesta Hotel Group, which owns IR, has announced it’s opening a sister property, the Mallorca Rocks Hotel which will, unsurprisingly, be on the island of Mallorca, in grotville Magaluf (ugh).
Mallorca claims to have its own Garden of Eden in its Es Moli Hotel in the artist-y town of Deià. On first look, the hotel does in fact seem like a great place to get biblical, given the romantic atmosphere provided by the hotel's gardens, bamboo grove, lily pond and surrounding olive, palm, and orange trees.
The hotel, where just about every room comes with a terraced view, overlooks the beach of La Muleta and the cove within the cliffs is for guests' exclusive use. In addition to a heated pool that's filled with water from Es Moli Hotel's own spring, the grounds offer tennis courts, a 70-par golf course, snorkeling and guided walks through the nearby Tramuntana Mountains.
None of these activities are included, of course, but that's not what's keeping us from whole-heartedly recommending this hotel. No, what has turned us off is rooms that appear dated in décor and offer the dreaded feature of two beds pushed together to make one. What cheap-o first came up with that idea, anyway? Are they aware of how many perfectly good hotel rooms they've inadvertently ruined?