IT MALLORCA: CALATRAVA UNVEILS ITS TRANSFORMATION
NEW DESIGN, SAME MEDITERRANEAN ESSENCE – Brand-new ‘first look’ imagery.
It Mallorca Unique Spaces is a collection of five luxury boutique hotels in Palma Mallorca. Calatrava, Can Cera, Can Alomar and Sant Jaume are located in the best downtown locations in Palma while Can Aulí is far from the hustle and bustle in the heart of Pollença.
Calatrava Unveils Transformation
Calatrava has just reopened after an extensive renovation to the whole property. The nineteenth century building that houses the hotel is located in the heart of Palma looking out over Palma Bay. The reasoning behind the renovation was to respect the original architectural features whilst renewing the furniture and décor and reinforcing the concept of the Mediterranean house.
The colour of the walls throughout is now a vibrant, specially mixed terracotta – utterly unique to Calatrava. Rustic wooden beams, local fabrics, and earthy tones are offset by large potted plants and contemporary art in the hotel’s lounge, reception, and restaurant. The hotel’s 16 light and airy rooms and suites have all been updated with comfortable armchairs and thick rugs to provide a home from home feel.
Furniture by Carl Hansen, Vincent Van Duysen and Living Divani, lamps are by Lumine, Santa Cole and Oluce coexist with 87 photographs that capture the beauty of the sea, above and below the water. Local artists, José Taltavull and Xim Izguierdo, were commissioned to produce artworks exclusively for the newly refurbished Calatrava hotel. “As Above So Below” is a black and white art collection consisting of 87 photographs captured and curated especially for Calatrava – a true tribute to the island of Mallorca. Each photo is taken either beneath the sea looking up or taken from above – land or boat – looking into the surface of the sea. The horizon is the line that divides the work of both artists, who mix depth and simplicity throughout the collection. “We share a vision of Mallorca that is not reached by the tourist eye”, says José.
A highlight of Calatrava is the rooftop terrace which is available exclusively to guests of the hotel. Uninterrupted views of the iconic Cathedral, the Old Town’s terracotta-coloured rooftops, and the bay of Palma can all be enjoyed from here – including panoramic sea views morning, noon and night. It is at the hotel’s rooftop where guests will also enjoy breakfast and all-day bar service.
Calatrava Spa & Wellness
Located on the first floor, the spa has a sauna and heated whirlpool which can be reserved by guests of the hotel for an hour each day at no extra cost – and is entirely private for the exclusive-use of the guests who book. Seaskin’s Spanish-made vegan products are used for all treatments, from detoxifying face masks to nourishing body creams, all these products are 100% natural derived from Fair Trade ingredients. Calatrava also has a treatment room for massages where guests can truly disconnect.
About It Mallorca
It Mallorca Unique Spaces was founded by Miguel Conde in 2011 when he opened Hotel Can Cera. Other hotel openings followed in later years and together they today form the luxury collection, It Mallorca. Miguel and his architect wife, Cristina Marti, are responsible for the renovation and restoration of the spaces while Susana Tejada – a passionate hospitality leader who has been working for over 20 years in the luxury boutique hotel sector and has been responsible for the operational openings of all the group’s hotels since 2011 – is currently the General Manager of It Mallorca.
Together, they have been pioneers in opening luxury boutique hotels in Palma Mallorca, and have always opted to renovate buildings of great historical interest with the aim of giving locals back the unique architectural spaces that formed part of their past. Places mirroring their love for design and art. It Mallorca’s five boutique hotels are each wonderfully distinct but share the common denominator of offering beautiful spaces, heartfelt hospitality, and an unrivalled home-away-from-home feel.