Palma de Mallorca, 01st Feb 06
MAJOR INVESTMENT BY LUXURY HOTELS GROUPS ON MALLORCA
Arabella, Hilton and The Stein Group of hotels continue, among others, to continue to invest on Mallorca.
Mallorca, one of Brit’s best loved overseas destinations has, over the past 15 years, concentrated on offering quality accommodation to its visitors. This year several major developments demonstrate the scale of investment in hotel accommodation on the island. This month, the Castillo Hotel Son Vida will reopen as a “grand luxury” five star hotel after a 12 month refurbishment costing in excess of €27 million euros (approx £18.5 million).
The Castillo Hotel Son Vida, located on the outskirts of Palma with views across the whole of the city and the Bay of Palma, is possibly one of the best known luxury hotels on the island. Originally opened in 1961 it has hosted many famous visitors to the island including Aristotle Onassis, Maria Callas, Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco.
The hotel is operated by Arabella Hotel Holding International part of the German Schörghuber Group which intends to position the hotel as one of the most important worldwide. Facilities and features include 164 suites, a conference centre, six conference rooms with a capacity for up to 300 people, two a la carte restaurants, extensive wine cellar with a selection of approximately 800 wines, health club and beauty farm, tennis courts, swimming pools and private golf facilities for the famous Son Vida golf course. A private limousine service will be available to guests from the airport or other excursions by prior arrangement.
Prices start at €278 euros (approx ₤189) for an invididual room per night. An opening offer of €472 euros (approx ₤321) per person, is now available to include two nights accommmodation, breakfast, 1 green fee per person on the Son Vida or Son Muntaner Golf Courses with free shuttle service to the courses, OR a 50 minute sports massage per person, daily dinner menu, opening gift, fresh fruit and daily newspaper, free use of the hotel’s spa and fitness areas, Further information: Tel: + 34 971 790 000 email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.hotelsonvida.com.
The Gran Hotel Son Julià, located just 15 minutes drive from Palma International Airport at Lluchmajor, will also open in February as part of the Stein Group of Hotels. It is the second hotel the company has opened on the island, the first being The Grand Hotel Son Net located in the mountain village of Puigpunyent.
The hotel is the conversion of an historic country estate and will feature 24 rooms and suites, a gourmet a la carte restaurant, a barbecue restaurant, lobby bar, health, fitness beauty treatment area, interior and exterior swimming pools, conference and meeting facilities. Other facilities include a private limousine service and the use of an 18 hole golf course nearby.
Prices per room start at €240 euros (approx ₤163) per night in a superior double room. A special opening offer is now available of €75 euros (approx ₤51) per person, per night, based on double occupancy to include breakfast. For further information: Tel: + 34 971 66 9700 email: email@example.com www.thesteingroup.com/sonjulia.
The Hilton Hotel Group has announced that it will open a 5 star luxury hotel in June 2007, which will be its first hotel on the island. The Hilton Sa Torre Hotel is located in the grounds of a finca estate with medieval tower in Lluchmajor dating back to 1369. It is expected to cost approximately €29 million euros (just under £20 million) and will comprise 90 rooms, 15 of which will be suites. The hotel will be operated as a franchise by Gestion T3, a local construction company. It is intended to attract all year round visitors with emphasis on business and conference meetings business outside of the main tourism season.
The Rustic Group, among various hotel projects, has just started work on its new 80 bedroom four star hotel in the centre of Palma. The site, which was originally an old cinema, is directly beside the city’s main train station and is due to be completed by 2007. To date, a name for the hotel has yet to be decided.
The company is working on a new hotel in Palma old town, which is a reconversion of an old building, featuring 30 rooms and 3 suites with bar/restaurant, which is due to open in time for Easter of this year.
Rustic is also refurbishing a small seafront hotel at Ciudad Jardin close to the airport and the fashionable Portixol area. This is due to open in September of this year with 19 rooms, restaurant/bar and terraces.
These new developments on the island bring the total number of four star hotels to over 150, to include the rural hotels on Mallorca, and 24 five star hotels with the Castillo Hotel Son Vida and the Grand Melia Victoria entering the “Grand Luxury” five star plus hotel category.
For further information, please contact:
Mallorca Tourist Board, Dominique Carroll / Anna Skidmore,
Tel:(+34) 971 725 396 Fax: (+34) 971 713 540
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