Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants opens its first European resort: a sanctuary of luxury and well-being in Mallorca

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Luxury & Lifestyle Collection, announces that its first resort hotel in Europe will open later this summer. Located in Mallorca, Kimpton Aysla Mallorca will be open all year round, emulating a luxury and wellness sanctuary and representing a milestone in Kimpton’s European expansion.

Anchored in its Mediterranean roots, the hotel reinterprets the concept of luxury resort with a progressive vision where active leisure meets total relaxation. Located in the town of Santa Ponsa (in Calviá, just 14 km from Palma de Mallorca and 20 minutes from its airport), Kimpton Aysla Mallorca guests will enjoy its incredible on-site facilities and have the privilege of being two steps from some of the island’s most prestigious country clubs, such as Mallorca Country Club, a regular training ground for some of the world’s best tennis players, and Golf Santa Ponsa, a large golf resort with two European PGA 18-hole courses, a 9-hole course and a driving range.

Built on creating an intimate and highly personal stay experience, all Kimpton hotels strive to establish their own individual identity, recognizing the unique elements of location through design and guest experience. Designed by renowned local architect Guillermo Reynés, the Kimpton Aysla Mallorca has 79 rooms, set around exuberant central Mallorcan-style patios. Every detail of the property has been carefully designed to create a relaxing and tranquil environment. From the use of neutral tones and natural materials to the inclusion of bright turquoise touches seen through upholstery and textiles, all elements come together to mimic the hotel’s island surroundings. The rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with private balconies, rain showers, separate bathtubs and free access to its luxurious 900 m² spa.

Alejandro Bautista Gómez, Managing Director, Kimpton Aysla Mallorca, commented: “The whole team has worked hard to get the hotel ready to welcome its first guests, and we are delighted to be opening our doors for the first time very soon. At Kimpton Aysla Mallorca, we have thoughtfully combined touches of tradition local with art and culture, creating an environment that exceeds the needs and desires of today’s traveler to build an unforgettable experience.”

Tom Rowntree, Vice President of Global Luxury Brands, IHG Hotels & Resorts, commented: “At IHG Hotels & Resorts, we have spent the past few years fine-tuning our Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio to ensure guests can experience the right brand to suit their trip. We are delighted to welcome Kimpton Aysla Mallorca to the Kimpton family. This opening officially establishes our resort’s presence in Europe, welcoming travelers to the island with beloved Kimpton perks, unexpected touches and heartfelt service.”

As with all Kimpton hotels, Kimpton Aysla Mallorca’s style of service is based on establishing a sincere and warm human connection. Every detail is chosen to provide guests with memorable moments that encourage authentic connection and transcend any pre-arranged “white glove” luxury stay scenario. This comes to life through several touches at the hotel, such as the evening social hour, where guests gather and socialize with one another. The hotel will also offer unique workshops by reservation with the island’s resident artisans, designed to teach guests about local traditions – for example, an organized visit to a local workshop that produces bespoke Mallorcan handcrafted shoes, where customers can learn about important island craftsmanship dating back to the 19th century and take home a personalized pair with them.

For those looking to indulge their active side, the hotel will offer an extensive program of fitness and wellness activities such as road cycling, morning workouts, guided meditation and yoga classes. yoga. For those looking for a relaxing day by the pool, the Kimpton Aysla Mallorca offers two outdoor pools. Both welcome guests with sweeping views of the landscape with easy access to the ZAYT Pool Kitchen & Garden Deli, where guests can enjoy a range of fresh fish, meat or vegetables cooked to order. One of the pools mirrors the island’s famous white sand beaches, surrounded by real sand recreating that shoreline feel. The expansive on-site spa, Maison CODAGE Paris, features a stunning indoor pool, mud baths, sauna, salt cave, and seven treatment rooms where guests can experience exclusively formulated treatments of their choice.

Kimpton Aysla Mallorca will house two restaurants and two bars, set in warm and welcoming spaces, and will be popular gathering places for locals and hotel guests: ZAYT Pool Kitchen & Garden Deli and SABA Restaurant, Bodega & Bar.

SABA Restaurant combines locally sourced Spanish ingredients and timeless dishes often found in Southeast Asia. Among the dining area is an open kitchen with 14 seats creating a sense of theatre, where guests can dine while watching the chefs create their version of sushi and teppanyaki. The SABA bar is located just as customers enter the restaurant. With its interior and exterior layout, guests can enjoy aperitif all year round as well as a selection of Spanish tapas. During the day, the bar will offer coffee, tea and sweets before transforming into a destination to reconnect with friends and family over cocktails, draft beer and wine from the adjoining wine cellar.

2022 is set to be an exciting year of growth for the Kimpton brand, with seven properties opening in new cities and resorts around the world. Recent notable openings include Kimpton Margot Sydney, Kimpton St Honoré Paris, and Kimpton Vividora Hotel in Barcelona. The brand is also set to debut in Bali this year, with more hotels in the pipeline for Germany, Mexico, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong and the Netherlands in the next 3-5 years.