Palma de Mallorca, 05th Aug 08
UPDATE ON PALMA DE MALLORCA
As one of the most popular city break destinations in the Mediterranean, Palma, has a lively social and cultural scene year round. Here with an update on what’s new…
SANTA CLARA URBAN HOTEL & SPA
This new four star boutique “urban” hotel and spa has recently opened in the heart of Palma’s old town. Approximately €5.5 million has been invested in this historic building which is located next to the Santa Clara Convent right in the heart of Palma’s old town. The hotel’s terrace and sunbathing area overlooks the city’s famous cathedral with views across to the Bay of Palma.
The hotel retains the historic atmosphere and characteristics of the building by conserving the original ancient walls and arches and its modern décor provides a light, contemporary style. It features 20 rooms comprising 4 doubles, 7 double superior rooms, 7 junior suites and 2 suites. Each room provides full facilities and modern technology including internet connection in every room. The spa features a jaccuzi, turkish bath and sauna together with massage and beauty treatment rooms. In addition, the hotel has a meeting room with capacity for up to 20 people.
Currently room prices start at €190 per night based on two people sharing a double excluding breakfast at €15 per person. Reservations: Tel+ 34 971 680 462 www.santaclarahotel.es.
NEW ARTS & CULTURE WEBSITE
A new website has been launched to promote Palma as a city break destination and to focus on the year round cultural programme, art galleries, exhibitions and museums, mainly in Palma but also throughout the island. www.turart.net includes maps, itineraries, programmes and latest news on the island’s art scene.
The creation of this multi-lingual website is in response to visitors’ demand for indepth information online when planning their visit. In recent years, Palma has become a popular city break destination and the majority of visitors now tend to book independently using the internet. This website is intended as a complimentary aid to get the most out of the city and indeed the rest of the island for any visitor.
Palma’s famous arty fiesta the “Nit de Art” will this year take place on the night of Thursday, September 19th, when over 30 galleries around Palma together with all the museums preview their latest collections and invite visitors to wander round, many venues provide finger food and beverages.
NEW CAPPUCCINO CAFÉ
Café society in Palma is very important and one growing Mallorcan company, which started 15 years ago, introduced the concept of cafes in emblematic buildings or locations, serving quality teas, coffees, cocktails, meals and snacks. In total, the group now has nine Cappuccinos around the island.
In Palma there are now four Cappuccinos in Paseo Maritimo, Calle San Miguel (in an old “palacio”), Plaza de La Reina (below the Palau March). The latest has opened on the site of one of Palma’s oldest fabric shops which had been established over 180 years ago producing original Mallorcan fabrics to Spain and South America.
The interior has tastefully retained many original elements of the shop which has been decorated the interior with samples of fabrics, reels of thread, old order and sample books and the original wooden counter.
Recently, Cappuccino launched its own collection of music which has become very successful with overseas orders via the Internet from the UK, Germany and even as far afield as Japan.
In addition, to cafes and restaurants, the group launched its own Cappuccino Take Away store and with this brand the company has now decided to expand its horizons beyond Mallorca and will be looking, among other overseas destinations, to the UK, and specifically London, to open its first franchise operation. Further information: www.grupocappuccino.com.
NEW SkyBlue MALLORCA FOOD AND WINE GUIDE: www.skybluemallorca.com
The successful 121 Mallorca restaurant website has now expanded to provide information on wine, interviews with local chefs, details on local dishes, maps locating each restaurant featured, gourmet highlights and a monthly competition. Over 200 restaurants are featured from around the island with a large concentration in Palma.
PALMA’S TAPAS TRAILS: TAPALMA 8 – 12th October
The Restaurateurs Association of Mallorca has announced the latest dates for the popular “TAPALMA”, 8-12 October, providing visitors with four different routes for “tapas trails” around Palma.
Over 40 establishments on four different routes taking in Palma’s old town, Santa Catalina (around the old market), the area around Plaza de España and the fashionable harbour area of El Molinar. Maps indicating participating restaurants and location will be available from hotels and tourist information offices. Further information: Tel: + 34 971 713348 or www.tapalma.es
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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THREE KINGS - THE FESTIVITIES CONTINUE! (05th Jan 12)
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