Palma de Mallorca, 27th Sep 11
– NEW PRIVATE JET SERVICE – NEW LUXURY HOTELS – GASTRONOMY
Victor, The Private Jetshare Community, launches to Mallorca
A British second home owner in Mallorca has launched Victor, The Private Jetshare Community, using the island as its launch destination. Victor founder Clive Jackson, became frustrated with the lack of premium travel options to the island and decide to explore the possibility of a system which could aggregate demand to fly in style.
The result is Victor which claims to be the world’s first online community for people who charter private jets and want to reduce the cost. For the first time, members can sell surplus seats on either the outbound or returning empty aircraft to other like-minded members, buy a seat on another member’s aircraft, or simply group together to fly for a fraction of the cost of a whole charter. Following the company’s launch in the UK, Victor will soon launch throughout Europe.
Jackson is working with the island’s leading luxury brands including top hotels and restaurants to promote the concept and offer an alternative travel method to their clients. Furthermore, a striking photographic campaign has been created using emblematic locations around the island to promote luxury travel by private jet. Further information: www.flyvictor.com
NEW hotel project: Kameha Bay Portals Hotel
The German based Lifestyle Hospitality and Entertainment Group (LH&E) has acquired an existing building in Portals to convert into a new exclusive hotel called the Kameha Bay Portals. This project is located on the beach front next to Puerto Portals in Mallorca’s south west region close to Palma.
The LH&E Group’s move into Mallorca’s luxury hotel sector follows investment by leading international hotel groups including, Starwood, Hilton, Orient Express, St Regis and the Jumeriah Group. Further information: http://www.kamehabay.com/
New Jumeirah Puerto Soller Hotel & Spa
Located on a dramatic hill-top overlooking the Bay of Soller, the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa is designated as the first five star resort in Europe for the Dubai based Jumeirah Group. It will feature nine separate buildings with 120 luxury guest rooms all with balconies and terraces with views across the sea and the Soller valley, two distinctive restaurants and two bars, a Talise spa, two swimming pools, three meeting rooms and a ballroom. The hotel is scheduled to open in March 2012. Information: www.jumeirah.com
Can Cera, Palma Old Town
Recently opened, this new five star boutique hotel is located in the heart of Palma’s old town, this elegant 12 bedroom hotel dates back to the 17th century and was a former “palacete”. Many of the original doors, ceilings and floors have been restored back to their former splendour and the interior design features artisan Mallorcan fabrics and antique Mallorcan furniture mixed with classic furnishings and splashes of large contemporary art throughout.
Room rates start at 180€ per night for a deluxe room up to 495€ per night for the Can Cera suite. Information: www.cancerahotel.com
Romantik Hotels Expand into Mallorca
The German based luxury 200 strong hotel consortium, Romantik Hotels has signed up two small luxury, rural boutique hotels in Mallorca as part of its expansion plans in Spain. The new members include; Hotel Cases Son Barbassa near Capdepera in northeast of the island, dates back to the 16th century and offers guests wonderful surroundings and quality Mediterranean cuisine using home grown produce.
On the other side of the island, Hotel S’Oliveret located at the foothills of the Sierra Tramuntana Mountains a short drive from the mountain village of Alaró. The estate, which dates back to the 15th century, is spread over 75 hectares surrounded by spectacular mountain views and rural countryside. www.romantikhotels.com
Super yacht Puerto Portals celebrates 25 years
One of the best known ports on the island is Puerto Portals which is not only home to many superyachts but also a centre for some of the island’s top restaurants, designer boutiques, and cafes. This year, the port celebrates its 25th anniversary and a series of events are planned from wine tastings, to art exhibitions and special tasting menus in the Michelin starred Tristan restaurant which opened with the port 25 years ago.
Top designer names and labels can be found in various boutiques along the Port featuring exquisite jewellery, accessories, the latest designer fashion, beach, sports and leisure wear.
Mallorca’s Top Chefs Create the Grand Prix Gala Gourmet Dinner
On October 9th, the Castillo Son Vida Hotel will present the second Grand Prix Gourmet Dinner when Mallorca’s top chefs will be working together to demonstrate their unique culinary skills and flair. The evening will start with champagne and canapés followed by a four course dinner prepared by chefs; Rafael Sanchez (Plat d’Or restaurant, Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel); Thomas Kahl (Es Fum in the Mardavall Mallorca Resort, Portals) and Marc Fosh (Simply Fosh, Palma); Tomeu Caldentey (Es Moli d’en Bou restaurant, Sa Coma); Gerhard Schwaiger (Tristans, Puerto Portals); Fernando Pérez Arellano (Zaranda, Hilton Sa Torre) and Benito Vicens (Bens d’Avall, Soller).
The hotel is offering a special package of two nights accommodation with the dinner for 450€ per person in a double room. Information: www.gourmetgrandprixmallorca.com
Dine with sharks in the Big Blue
For a striking, alternative dinner, the Palma Aquarium is featuring a “deep sea” dinner experience so that clients can dine beside the deepest glass tank in Europe with eight sharks for company.
The dinner starts off with cocktails in the jellyfish room where a professional guide will take you through the marine life that inhabit the oceans. This is then followed by a five course dinner with a surprise at the beginning of the dinner when one of the resident divers will welcome the guests from inside the tank either on a special board or converse with the diners via a special audio mask.
This type of experience is idea for a special celebration or commercial event. The cost of the dinner starts at 200€ per person (based on a minimum group of 10 people). Further information: Leticia Lope, Palma Aquarium, Tel: (+34) 971 746 104 www.palmaaquarium.com
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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