Son Bunyola Hotel : Richard Branson’s Newest Hotel Opens In Mallorca
Sir Richard Branson’s newest luxury hotel in the beautiful Tramuntana Mountains of Mallorca in Spain has officially opened. It is no secret that Sir Richard Branson has long had a love affair with Mallorca, having previously created one of the island’s most famed hotels, before purchasing Son Bunyola with a determination to share one of the most outstanding and unrivalled locations across the whole of Mallorca – and bring back to life an incredible 16th century finca.
More than 20 years in the making, Son Bunyola Hotel has officially opened, joining its three showcase villas on the estate : Sa Terra Rotja, Sa Punta de S’Aguila and Son Balagueret, are all available to hire exclusively throughout the year. Son Bunyola is not just Mallorca’s newest luxury hotel, but is a monumental part of Mallorcan history that has been meticulously restored, and is steeped in heritage on an incredible 1300-acre estate. This vast estate, on a UNESCO World Heritage site, is home to olive groves, citrus trees, vines and three miles of unspoilt coastline that can be explored on foot or by bike. It’s the perfect base to discover the island from.
Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group said, “The historic finca on a UNESCO World Heritage site was just waiting to be lovingly brought back to life, and the team has taken so much care to restore it. I truly believe we have the very best and most unspoilt location on the island with three miles of its own pristine coastline, set within 1300 acres of exquisite land with the stunning Tramuntana Mountains as its backdrop. There’s also olive groves, vineyards, and some of the best hiking and cycling in the world.”
Boasting 26 rooms and suites, all perfectly styled by local interior designer Rialto Living. Son Bunyola Hotel has been elegantly designed by local architect Gras and encompasses the main finca and the Tafona, along with several annexe buildings. The Tafona – where the historic olive press was previously located – is home to two stunning showcase suites with terraces and the hotel also boasts two unique Tower Suites with panoramic mountain and sea views – one of which was once a Medieval defence tower dating back to the 13th century.
There are two restaurants at the hotel – a Mediterranean restaurant, a tapas restaurant and several outdoor dining terraces – all led by newly appointed and renowned Executive Chef, Samuel G. Galdón. A comprehensive wellness programme complements the hotel’s natural surroundings, from outdoor yoga sessions within the estate to historical walks around the highly protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. The stunning hotel also boasts an impressive 28-metre swimming pool with sweeping views across the famous Foradada and surrounding countryside. Even the addition of Aqua bikes and new Pickle Ball lines to add to the estate’s tennis court will form part of the abundance of activities on offer across the estate.
The finca, now – Son Bunyola Hotel – dates back to the 1500’s and has been meticulously restored during the development project, proudly retaining all original features to seamlessly blend new design with historical elements to celebrate and bring into view the rich history of the building. Intricate details are showcased at every corner of the new hotel from the original floor tiles and staircase; to the historic oil press and original altar, which now takes centre stage in the hotel’s Sa Terrassa restaurant.
The hotel forms part of one of the world’s most uniquely respected luxury travel brands, Virgin Limited Edition, which proudly sets the bar in luxury travel experiences with properties that include some of the world’s most exclusive private islands and award-winning safari lodges in the very best locations around the world. The much-anticipated opening of Son Bunyola Hotel will join its three villas in the privileged location in the Tramuntana mountain range that forms part of a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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