, the idyllic hideaway on the Spanish island of Mallorca, reopened today following a three-month closure for renovations, during which time the spa was enlarged.
The beauty salon has been moved to an area adjacent to the existing indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room, creating a complete spa facility. The new spa has six treatment rooms, four of which have a private outdoor massage area. Additionally, there are now more beauty therapists on hand, all trained in La Stone therapy, reflexology and spa treatments. A two-hour La Stone treatment costs €177.57 (US $222*).
During this phase of investment and renovation, the driveway at the front of the hotel has been enlarged to create a sweeping entrance. The hotel’s two floodlit tennis courts have been resurfaced with Greenset cushion, and a pro shop selling racquets, equipment and clothing has also been created alongside the tennis patio.
La Residencia is a traditional Mallorquin style country house hotel designed to combine informal elegance and romantic seclusion. The 59-room hotel overlooks the charming village of Deià, home of many painters and writers including the English writer Robert Graves, who lived in this mountain village for 45 years. The hotel is set in 30 acres of landscaped gardens, terraces and orchards and framed by a backdrop of lofty mountain crags with a stunning panorama over the village towards the Mediterranean below. It was acquired by Orient-Express Hotels in March 2002.