The founder of IT Mallorca unique spaces, Miguel Conde, and his architect wife, Cristina Marti, have created five special places on the island that reflect and preserve the Majorcan charm of a luxury holiday.
The luxurious five-star Can Cera , a renovated 17th-century palace with grand Renaissance flourishes, is a boutique retreat tucked away in the labyrinthine streets of Palma’s Gothic Quarter. It is close to the main historic sites, Palma Cathedral and a short walk to the beach, where you will find Calatrava – the Mediterranean Sea House with stunning views over Palma Bay.
The 19th century sea-front hotel has been completely renovated and transformed into a stylish urban retreat, with spectacular contemporary artworks by leading Mallorcan artists such as Guillem Nadal and Carolina Amigó. The spacious lobby and lounge are bright and inviting, especially with the friendly staff who are full of ideas on how to spend your day on the island of Mallorca.
The rooftop terrace is the place to spend the day. Calatrava is all about being by the sea and I suggest you go out of season, start your day with a board walk before breakfast and explore the island from there.
Can Cera is more of a feast for the eyes if you are interested in art and architecture. Many pieces are sourced from artists living on the island and both houses make you feel at home.
With a passion for art, detail and historic architecture, Miguel Conde and his architect wife, Cristina Marti, restore and reinvent the places they transform into luxury hotels. It is all about composition, mix and the feeling they want to create with their visual language.
The other three hotels we did not visit are Can Alomar and Sant Jaume, in the best locations in the centre of Palma, and Can Aulí, away from the hustle and bustle in the centre of Pollença.