Sant Francesc Hotel Singular is a new landmark hotel located in a charming square in the heart of the historic old town in Palma de Mallorca opening in Spring 2015. A former manor house that belonged to a noble Mallorquin family, the building survived 135 years of unchanged usage. The project has been envisioned by the Soldevila Ferrer family, who inherit a 90-year history and passion for hospitality in their DNA, being part of the owning and founding family of the Hotel Majestic in Barcelona (1918). Looking to create a new chapter in the form of small luxury, they have found the perfect location and building with an extraordinary heritage. The young Andrés Soldevila Ferrer will steer the family’s project into the future, but make no mistake that it is a family affair as Nuria Ferrer Klein, whose elegant eye as a former interior designer, has added her distinct mark to the hotel. Further, the senior Andrés Soldevila Casals continues to oversee the family’s legacy ensuring that a 5-star service and product will be delivered by the next generation of hoteliers.
Behind the beautiful façade of hotel Sant Francesc lies a treasure trove of terraces, courtyards and a lush garden. Upon entry, step through the portal into the true heart of the house – the Patio Mallorquin and Lobby Bar. The courtyard was originally used to saddle-up the horses as evidenced in the perfectly restored hitching posts. Today it is a soaring regal space serving a creative selection of tapas available day and night. Olive trees and a bubbling fountain create the perfect setting for the elegant bar which offers an extensive list of cocktails including classics and handcrafted creations. With indoor or al fresco seating, you’ll find a range of cavas, champagnes, and wines, including those from small production vineyards that can only be sipped on the island.
Within the walls of the old city, the hotel sits on a privileged location on the square where the Basilica, Convent and XIV century elegant Cloister of Sant Francesc* are jewels to be discovered. Built with golden limestone quarried from the island, the city transforms from morning to night bathed in a light that seems to come from within the stone itself. The island’s mild climate and lovely beaches have made Mallorca a popular destination for decades, but there is a cultural richness that many haven’t explored, creating a new stage of discovery on the island. The city was prosperous under the Moors and was known for its beautiful fountains and lush courtyards. Within the walls and winding streets, signs of Palmas’ past wealth are evident in its sumptuous churches, grand public buildings and mansions that crowd the old town. Alternatively, the trendy neighborhood of Santa Catalina exudes a vibrancy and originality in shops, restaurants and cafes taking on the same vibe that you might discover in Barcelona. The city has received much love and care over the last decade, and today it is a safe and charming destination that exhibits real life – not simply that of a museum only to be viewed but fully experienced.
Located at Plaza Sant Francesc, 5, E-07001 Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain, rates begin at 185€
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