Home to Palma’s longest infinity pool, Michelin-starred restaurant, DINS Santi Taura, and views over the city’s Old Town, Església de Monti-sion de Palma to the north and the azure waters of the Mediterranean to the south, hotel El Llorenç Parc de la Mar is an adults-only playground where luxury, rooftop beach-club vibes and a mix of Old World Spanish, Moorish and Arabic aesthetics collide.
Located in La Calatrava, a neighbourhood forming part of Palma’s Old Town, stretching from the seafront to the shaded passageways around the Gothic Catedral de Santa María, El Llorenç captures the fascinating diversity of this city. Architect Pedro Rabassa respected local history and integrity, whilst combining many elements of its past and present; including Palma de Mallorca‘s former Moorish reign. The façade, with its Juliet balconies and classic lines, is a perfect example, and leads to a lobby where columns of Santanyi stone and intarsia parquet flooring share space with contemporary artwork and vintage photography.
Swedish designer Magnus Ehrland was the man in charge of the interior design concept at El Llorenç, and also sought to blend aesthetics through the ages. A stunning combination of tiled mosaics with Arabic star carvings and leafy patterns can be found in both the public spaces and the guest rooms, whilst some 342 pieces of artwork adorn the luxury hotel’ walls. There’s a real air of regal presence, and each nook, cranny and corridor is as breathtaking as the next.
The three-tiered roof terrace may be the hotel’s beating heart, however, the rooms (of which there are 33) are sumptuous spaces for guests to make time for themselves, indulging in luxuries that include king-size beds, radiance chromotherapy showers, underfloor heating and a well-stocked minibar. Ranging from the 19 square metre Standard Patio rooms located in the two Mallorcan patios that form part of El Llorenç, to the grandeur of a 40 metres square suite with two balconies that face the bay of Palma, each room exudes elegance with modern technological touches and supreme attention to detail.
The pièce de résistance, though, is that roof terrace. Unparalleled views of the city and a long infinity pool decked with sun loungers and Balinese beds. It’s quite something. On the top tier, ‘The Rooftop’ offers the best spot to enjoy a Mallorcan sunset, preferably with a craft cocktail or cold cava in hand. It’s the perfect start to an evening that can follow with dinner at DINS El Llorenç, the rooftop offering from Grup Santi Taura, or the complete gastronomic experience inspired by the traditional cuisine of the islands downstairs at chef Santi Taura’s one-star, DINS Santi Taura.
With a sense of unhurried luxury combined with Ibizan beach club vibes, don your best swimming costume by day, soak in a spellbinding sunset, then glam up for the evening. On the edge of the Med and outside the walls of the Old Town, five-star Design Hotels member, El Llorenç, has the sense of being out of the city whilst simultaneously being a short stroll from all its eclectic neighbourhoods have to offer. A luxury treat for a city break in the sun, this impressive hotel truly has it all.