Forget the Mallorca of permanent sunburn, marathon bar crawls and buckets of Sex on the Beach. This is not that place, not that kind of experience. This is old town Palma de Mallorca, a place for Panama hats and linen suits, of shaded terraces and sleepy town squares, long lunches, longer siestas, and an altogether more relaxed style of life. Hotel Cort is a former bank, the building now more than a century old, which occupies one side of Palma de Mallorca town square. A historical place in itself, the square boasts an olive tree older than the bank, and a Baroque town hall on the opposite side of the square.
The two buildings, although separated by centuries, do share some similarities, like the cool sandstone used to construct the hotel balconies, and some smaller-scale architectural features which “urban archaeologist” Lázaro Rosa-Violán has worked to preserve, and accentuate, as much as possible. A 15 minute walk to the beach, Hotel Cort uses shades of the seaside in its décor. Light blues and darker aquamarine are coupled with the traditional Spanish blue and white tiling on the balconies, all set against the traditional white of the old town property. The sophisticated side to coastal Spain.