NEW YEAR BLUES? MALLORCA’S HOTEL CORT BECKONS
That Mallorca has more to offer than sun, sand and long nights of partying is a well-known fact. The island’s mild climate, famed shopping, notable museums and world class galleries, make it an attractive, not to mention easy jaunt from most European cities. Hotel Cort, the newest hotel in Palma, offering 14 large suites and two double rooms, is the perfect location from which to explore this charming island. When much of the world is suffering in frozen gloom, the city of Palma shows its true colors playing host to numerous events and festivals. From January 18 – 26, honoring the city’s patron, St. Sebastian, the city bursts with processions. Fireworks, music and dancing flow through the historical streets of the old town, and Hotel Cort is at the center of it all.
The white pearl of Palma
With its dazzling alabaster façade and crimson highlights Hotel Cort proudly watches over the hustle and bustle of Plaça Cort, one of the city’s main plazas. Within the century-old edifice, the prize-winning Spanish designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán has created a unique feeling of ample space, individual tranquility and choice reclusion. The winding hallways are draped in blue-white Ikat-tapestry, while historic maritime maps evoke the island’s seafaring traditions. The rooms and suites, varying between 26 and 70 square meters (280 and 753 square feet), each bear their own trademarks thanks to the design of the building, originally home to a bank. Some of the rooms have fireplaces or spiral staircases while others feature balconies or terraces. Mirroring the natural colors of the island, the rooms are saturated in colors of pine green, terracotta, ultramarine and petrol blue. A variety of lush couches, sprawling carpets and wide beds convey a soothing sense of lavish and spacious comfort.
Meet at the Plaça de Cort
The hotel’s piece de resistance is the bar and restaurant area which spills out onto the sun-drenched cobbles of Mallorca’s historical center. A mix of antique chandeliers and mirrors bathe dark oak furniture and heavy leather sofas in a rustic light. Guests are invited to wash down local seafood delicacies with a glass of fresh Cava at the oyster bar or mingle with the Mallorquins in the Mezzanine bar, serving drinks late into the night.
Location and Room rates
Located in Palma’s old town, Hotel Cort lies amid cobbled alleyways home to artisan boutiques, museums, and galleries all bursting with cultural and culinary delights. Follow the church bells to the magnificent cathedral of Santa Maria, while the nearest beach is only a 15 minute walk away. The hotel is nine kilometers from the Son San Juan airport. Rates start at EUR 150 night.