With a fusion of Spanish and Arabic culture, El Llorenç Parc de la Mar is spicing up the La Palma’s oldest neighbourhood!
La Calatrava, the oldest neighborhood in Palma, is a crossroad where rich cultural influences by the Moors, Arabs, and Spaniards meet. Right in the heart of it, a newly opened boutique hotel brings a luxurious touch to its vivid universe.
Swedish designer and visionary, Magnus Ehrland studied the area’s history before creating El Llorenç Parc de la Mar, an exclusive and welcoming 33 room establishment with combining classic with modern design.
Walnut moldings inspired from the 1920- 30’s are used throughout the hotel, while an Arabic-inspired aesthetic and a perpetual star pattern reflected in a variety of materials like wood, glass, and ceramic can be found in ceilings, milled into doors, laser cut in lampshades, and in jacquard woven towels.
Meanwhile, Ehrland payed homage to the Spanish manufacturing tradition by choosing the bathroom tile patterns from one of the countries oldest companies and expert craftsmen worked for months to build the sophisticated versailles style intarsia parquet floors -a style rarely found nowadays, considered mostly a lost art of the past.
The property’s 33 rooms are equally cosy and sophisticated, located in the two Mallorcan patios. The calming neutral colour palette, combines tones of the local stones – Santanyi and Binissalem, and the different colors of the ocean, spiced up here and there with some brighter accents. The vintage teal wallpapers and the real indoor plants, only add exotic and quirky vibes to the scenery.
The jaw-dropping element of the hotel is undoubtedly the three-tiered rooftop terrace. There guests can find a 12-meter pool surrounded by funky green, fringed insta-worthy raffia parasols, a large bar, lounge area and dining tables a 360-degree views over Palma Bay and old town!
El Llorenç Parc de la Mar also offers high class gastronomy, with top chef Santi Taura bringing recipes from the Balearic past to the present in your plate, and a lavish wellness studio with a 14-meter indoor thermal pool, dry sauna, steam sauna and ice fountain, among other things.
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