Mallorca’s two chicest design hotels are opening for the 2023 season. Sant Francesc Hotel Singular in Palma de Mallorca is now open and Can Ferrereta, Santanyi, is set to reopen on 1 March. Both properties represent the best of what Mallorca has to offer discerning travellers. Independently owned and operated by the Soldevila Ferrer family, Sant Francesc was launched in 2015 whilst Can Ferrereta opened in 2021.
Located in a lovingly restored original Mallorcan mansion from1860, Sant Francesc Hotel Singular is the perfect gateway to the bustling cultural districts of Palma, whilst sister property Can Ferrereta is at the heart of the emerging art and design trail which is developing around the peaceful village of Santanyi. Independently owned and operated by the Soldevila Ferrer family, Sant Francesc was launched in 2015 whilst Can Ferrereta opened in 2021.
The hotels have been leading the charge in Mallorca’s reinvention as a year-round must-visit holiday destination for lovers of local design or those looking for a romantic retreat and city break. The properties reflect a remarkable degree of attention to detail; original features from the historic buildings have been restored and are complemented by an impressive selection of works by contemporary Spanish artists. The personality and history of Mallorca shine through at Can Ferrereta and Sant Francesc Hotel Singular.
Enjoy the laidback side of island life at Can Ferrereta: reopening 1st March 2023
Situated at the heart of Santanyí on the southeast coast of the island, Can Ferrereta introduced this lesser-known destination to visitors for the first time in 2021. Working with Mallorca-based BASTIDAS Architecture and Spanish design house WIT, owner Andrés Soldevilla Ferrer meticulously restored this historic 17th-century country house, transforming it into a stunning 32-room hotel surrounded by verdant gardens. Rustic wooden beams and original stonework, complement airy design, bespoke furniture and hand-picked art are combined in a style that’s uniquely Balaeric. The hotel’s restaurant OCRE, overseen by chef Alvar Albaladejo, serves simple and seasonal Mediterranean dishes, made from local produce, much of which is sourced from Santanyí’s beloved food market. Sitting by the 25m swimming pool and amongst the flourishing gardens, LA FRESCA restaurant and bar is the perfect spot to relax, with fresh meat, fish and salads alongside an extensive wine and cocktails menu. Art is a defining characteristic throughout the hotel, with a focus on contemporary Spanish artists; including pieces sourced from the Soldevila-Ferrer family’s private collection. A stunning two-meter high, 280-kilo visage sculpture by the renowned Barcelona-born Jaume Plensa takes pride of place by the pool. The SA CALMA SPA offers innovative multi-sensory, Mediterranean-infused treatments, as well as yoga, meditation and a 24/7 gym. The village of Santanyí is situated in one of the most authentic and historic locations in Mallorca, occupying a privileged position slightly inland from more than 48km of spectacular coastline, offering easy access to some of Mallorca’s most beautiful and secluded beaches.
BOOK: Rates at start from €315 (currently approx. $347) per night on a B&B basis. Santanyí is a 40-minute drive from Palma Airport. hotelcanferrereta.com/en
Sant Francesc Hotel Singular, Palma de Mallorca is the perfect base for a grown-up city break
Situated in the heart of the historic centre of Palma, Sant Francesc Hotel Singular offers the perfect base for an exceptional city break, romantic weekend and consistent year-round sunshine. The five-star, boutique hotel is set within a former Mallorcan mansion, built in 1860, which has been lovingly restored with meticulous attention to detail, respecting and exposing many of its original features, such as beams, stone floors, wooden coffered ceilings, frescoes and murals. The Neoclassical gem dates to 1860 and boasts features characteristic of the magnificent mansions of Mallorca, large entrance doors, arches, a grand staircase, a paved inner courtyard, a well, stables and a watchtower with its dovecote. Following the renovation work, the building’s well was converted into a gym, the tower into a very special guest suite and the stables into the Quadrat Restaurant. The hotel furnishings include a wide selection of designer pieces by renowned names such as Antonio Citterio, Jaime Hayón, Phillippe Starck, Gordon Guillamier and Steven Burks among others. An exquisite collection of contemporary art and photographs adorn the walls and many of the works were specifically commissioned for the San Francesc Hotel Singular. Sant Francesc is the perfect base to discover the cobbled streets of Palma, steeped in culture and history and explore nearby landmarks including the Cathedral, the Royal Palace of La Almudaina, 'La Lonja' or the Arab Baths. The Hotel Sant Francesc building formerly belonged to the Alomar Femenia family and, as an architectural treasure, it has been sympathetically renovated to provide guests with the ultimate modern comforts, whilst retaining its incredible history and traditional features.
BOOK: Rates at Sant Francesc start from €325 per night inclusive of breakfast. For more please visit: www.hotelsantfrancesc.com