El Llorenç, a new boutique hotel opens in Palma de Mallorca
El Llorenç Parc de la Mar is set in the heart of La Calatrava, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Palma, Mallorca.
Now open, the hotel offers 33 exclusive guest rooms and an infinity pool on the multi-terraced rooftop with a cocktail bar. Whether relaxing in Balinese style sunbeds, or stopping by for drinks, guests can enjoy sweeping views of Palma Bay, the Cathedral and charming rooftops of the old town. Wellness facilities feature spa treatments from the luxury Spanish brand Natura Bissé and an indoor pool. Dining options include DINS Santi Taura, a new destination restaurant from one of the island’s most respected chefs, and TANNUR which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a modern-day bistro setting.
The hotel interiors are the work of Swedish designer, Magnus Ehrland. Tapping into the local history and Moorish influence on the island, Ehrland has incorporated the use of geometric motifs throughout the design. This rich aesthetic pays homage to the history of the neighborhood – where one can find the remnants of ancient Arab Baths and the architectural gem – La Almudaina – a former Muslim fortress, turned royal palace of the monarchs of the Kingdom of Mallorca.
Chef Santi Taura
El Llorenç is home to a unique gastronomic offer spearheaded by renowned Majorcan Chef Santi Taura. DINS Santi Taura offers an experience inspired by the island’s traditional cuisine, made with locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Bringing together elements from sea and land to your table, the chef offers seafood from local waters, prized black pork from an island producer and more unique specialties all within a distinct setting.
TANNUR takes its name from an Arabic term for a special clay oven, hinting at possible techniques used in the restaurant. It also has a secondary meaning tying in the history of the neighborhood: it is where ancient craftsmen worked large stone vessels serving as part of the leather tannery process. Overlooking the Parc, the light filled restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, while all the food and beverage options throughout the hotel are overseen by esteemed Chef Santi Taura in cooperation with Chef Gonzalo Padin.
Atop the three-tiered rooftop terrace, you’ll find a cocktail bar where one can watch the sunset, see mega yachts sail by, or wile away the hours ’til dusk turns into a starry night canopy. The 360-degree view is nothing less than breathtaking. Snack and bites and creative and delicious beverages are designed by talented mixologists.
Ç Wellness Studio
When it’s time to restore and refresh, guests will find a haven of tranquility where they can indulge in beauty enhancing and body revitalizing treatments from Natura Bissé. The spa will feature a 14-meter indoor thermal pool, sauna, Turkish hammam, ice fountain, along with cascade and aromatic showers. The gym is open 24 hours and is equipped with the latest fitness technology.