Dubai-based luxury hotel chain Jumeirah has hand-picked the island of Mallorca for its first foray into Spain. Officially opening in Port Soller on March 13th 2012, the company has designs on this 120-room five star hotel becoming the most luxurious hotel in the country.
Local estate agent Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty believes Jumeirah has made an excellent choice.
“Mallorca is a very enchanting and elite Island,” said Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty’s managing director Stephen Dight.
“Its physical beauty and Mediterranean climate have attracted a stream of royalty, celebrity, wealthy expats and artists since the nineteenth century.
“Today, despite the mammoth number of visitors passing through the airport - almost 23 million in 2011, quality still prevails over quantity and Jumeirah will be joining an already impressive line-up of five star hotels and services.”
While perhaps the vibrant capital, Palma, or the chic southwest region home to such jewels such Puerto Portals and Port Andratx, may have been more obvious settings, Dight believes that Port Soller is a serious contender for a luxury location.
“Port Soller surrounds a very handsome horseshoe-shape bay with a long fishing tradition and attracts a well-heeled clientele ideally suited to Jumeirah.
“It is also the final destination for one of Mallorca’s most popular attractions, the 1912-inaugurated timber-panelled train which still operates a daily service in and out of Palma,” he added.
“Taking just over an hour with a 20 minute tram connecting the Soller town and the Port, this is an incredible way to view the stunning Mallorcan countryside. Port Soller is a more than justified setting for Jumeirah.”
Spread across 11 white cube-shaped buildings and surrounded by perfumed pines, the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa will include a 2,200m² Talise Spa with ten treatment suites making use of local olive oil, lemons, oranges and almonds, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, Jumeirah Ballroom for celebrations, several meeting rooms, a children’s club, three swimming pools of which two are heated and five restaurants and bars including the speciality Cap Roig seafood restaurant.