AMÀRE BEACH HOTEL IBIZA
The hotly anticipated Amare Beach Hotel Ibiza, sister to its Marbella counterpart, opened at the beginning of the summer, offering its guests the chance to experience both sides of the island with striking views and contemporary aesthetics. SPACE takes a closer look at the new hotel to see how it’s met its objectives.
After months of anticipation, Amàre Beach Hotel Ibiza officially opened its doors in June this year. Situated on the West Coast of the island in San Antonio Bay, where boundless beaches meet the fresh Mediterranean Sea, the adult-only seafront hotel has brought a new level of style and sophistication to the famous White Isle, just in time for the flurry of summer sun-seekers and party-goers.
The new beachside hotel offers guests a chic destination from which to explore and experience both sides of Ibiza. From party to poolside, with amazing sunset DJs, gastronomic events and fashion shows, Amàre Beach Hotel Ibiza is one of the island’s most hotly anticipated openings of the year. The new hotel comprises 366 contemporary rooms with stunning views of the Mediterranean, a rooftop infinity pool, two additional outdoor pools, a rooftop cocktail bar with live music and two restaurants, as well as a beach club. The opening follows the brand’s success in Marbella and marks the first sister property for the adult-only Amàre concept.
Designed by the famous Spanish architectural firm Liev-Rodriguez and with interior design by Verum Hotel Development, the hotel, with a pleasingly clean, white aura, sits comfortably within its beach location (complete with blue-sky backdrop). Its lines are clean and minimalist, giving more weight to (and beautifully framing) the views that surround it, with uninterrupted vistas other than the odd palm tree set off-centre by the poolside to ensure guests get the full Ibiza experience.
At the heart of the new hotel lies Belvue Rooftop, boasting a bar, restaurant and chequered-bottomed infinity pool, with turquoise waters blending seamlessly into the horizon – a view practically tailored to the Instagram-savvy holiday-maker. This hidden gem offers some of the island’s best views of Ibiza’s world-famous sunsets and is slated to be the place to watch this awe-inspiring spectacle put on by Mother Nature with a cocktail in hand. To celebrate sunset, Amàre Ibiza has created the Sunset Ritual, a magical experience where guests can enjoy a show of music and light, which changes as the sun slowly disappears over the horizon. Once the sun has set, the Amàre team lights the firepit where guests can settle in and relax or take that as their cue to head out and experience some of the island’s world-famous DJ sets and party the night away.
Guestrooms offer more minimalist space in which to admire the view from. White walls and furniture are complemented by soft flurries of champagne-coloured textiles and pale ashen flooring, where small details give a nod to the hotel’s beachside setting. Natural fibres soften the look, while statement headboards to the beds, an excessive number of plump pillows, and dual-aspect views leave the guest in no doubt of the resort’s luxury standing.
The hotel’s public spaces take on a whole new personality. Driftwood columns stand as both privacy dividers and a piece of artwork in the lobby area, while quirky pieces of furniture act as sculptures in their own right. Blue and white linens litter cosy seating areas, while seagrass, leafy imprints, and an array of foliage give a feeling of warmth – the sort you’d expect from a Malibu condo – but whilst looking completely at home on the Med.
From the two restaurants, it’s predominantly about the views again (and the food, of course), but with two distinct styles. Nostrum is an altogether very relaxed affair – the sort of beachside styling that a hammock or two strung up between tables wouldn’t look out of place in – and serves a delectable choice of healthy Mediterranean dishes. Whereas Hayaca gives that same sleek styling the guestrooms introduce you to, but with a bit of added colour thrown in to give it its Latino vibe. Guests can dine on the Hayaca terrace, sampling an impressive selection of delicious Latin-American fusion dishes designed by Michelin-starred chef Mauricio Giovanini. The rooftop dining experience is complemented with music and signature cocktails created by Diego Cabrera, rumoured to be one of Spain’s best bartenders.
Those looking for health as well as hedonism on holiday need look no further. Start the day with a workout at the hotel’s gym, Amàre Fitness by Technogym, which is open 24-hours a day and boasts yet more gorgeous sea views. Those looking to hit their personal fitness goals can book in for a personal training session or unwind with a yoga class, or simply recharge their batteries at the hotel’s Wellness by Germaine de Capuccini, where skilled therapists offer a wide range of invigorating and refreshing treatments in the four tranquil treatment rooms.
The Amàre Beach concept of stylish living, adult-only, minimalist resorts in stunning locations is not a new one by any stretch of the imagination, but the execution of both the Marbella hotel and now Ibiza is something to behold. Certainly it used to be the case that these sorts of resorts only had eyes for a very specific demographic, but Amàre Beach Hotel Ibiza feels incredibly inclusive and accessible to all (unless you’re a child of course). I think a lot of that’s down to the relaxed-luxe look of this place, which appeals to every generation as well as complementing the landscape on which it sits.