In April I had the chance to stay at the newly built Park Hyatt (opened in June 2016) on the east coast of Mallorca, Spain.
Far off the party trouble of Palma, this wonderful place was built in the mountains looking over the Canyamel valley. It’s simply beautiful! Really, I have never stayed in such an amazing place before. Driving from Palma airport you cross nearly the whole island, you will see lovely sceneries, lots of windmills, some old castles, tons of olive trees and even more sheep.
While going up the mountains, you also pass a “Country Club”, a small hint on where you are heading and what kind of guests you may expect up there. You arrive in a driveway and get instantly greeted by one of the many doormen (Which are by far the most friendly ones!). Afterwards, right before you enter the reception lobby, you get a first glimpse of the stunning view to the Canyamel valley and the sea. The whole hotel area is built up like a small village. Each restaurant, the reception, the spa and wellness and the fitness centre each are located in a different house. All of them got the typical mallorquin look, lots of sandstone, bright colours, small rivers and beautiful designed stairways and archways. If you have never been to Spain, just have look at Roman architecture, there is a large influence from early Roman times.
From the central “Plaza de la Torre” you can either take a nice walk up the stairs and through a dozen of archways, or you simply take the offer of the staff to drive you up with one of their many golf carts. Unfortunately, though I’m a good negotiator, I wasn’t allowed to drive on of them… still it was fun!
Each of the 142 rooms has its own terrace or balcony, and even the standard rooms are quite big starting from 50 sq m/538 sq ft. Since the hotel was nearly fully booked, I wasn’t able to have a look at the suites, but if you check some pictures on the internet you will see the luxury in there.
The prices are also quite luxurious, starting from around 400€ per night. Still, if you win the lottery or put some money aside, definitely go there! It’s worth the money. The rooms were nice, great beds, an electronic toilet (you can heat the seat, regulate the temperature, angle and pressure of the bidet… amazing!) and a television built in the bathroom’s mirror. Do you need it? No! Still, it’s amazing.
If you are too lazy to drive around 10 minutes to the beach, there are three on-site pools and a jacuzzi. Also, there’s a great poolside bar, so you really can spend a whole day (or more) just relaxing there.
Though I haven’t been to on of the four restaurants, I’d like to give a short overview: The “Balearic” offers a great choice of local food, from typical mallorquin rabbit, Paella and of course a wide variety of different seafood and fish. I guess you can imagine the “Asia”-menu, right? Lots of Asian food, especially Thai. The interior is a nice mix of far east elements which are still in good relationship with bright stones and European interior. If you are into architecture this whole hotel will be a dream. The “Cafe ca Plaza” and the “Tapas” are great places to enjoy your afternoon tea or late night cocktail. The Tapas offers lots of Spanish hams! Sorry for vegetarians, you’re missing something here. All of them are located on the central Plaza de la Torre showing an amazing view. Haven’t been so happy for a long time, sipping a beer and looking over the valley.
The three nights I was able to spend there were simply amazing. The hotel itself was stunning, the staff was super friendly (Although it seems to be quite difficult not to be friendly in such an environment!). Definitely on my list of places I’d like to work.