Located in the heart of Palma de Mallorca’s Old Town, HOTEL MAMÁ is a luxury boutique hotel by Grupo Cappuccino. Well known for its restaurants in Spain and the Middle East, this is the group’s first hotel venture. Set in a 19th-century five-storey corner block on the lively Plaça Cort, the flamboyant and colourful décor mixes Spanish, Italian, colonial and Moorish influences. The property has been designed by celebrated Parisian interior designer Jacques Grange, famed for creating properties including the beautiful Palazzo Margherita in Southern Italy and The Mark Hotel in New York.
An extensive art collection is featured around the hotel, including works from Sean Scully, Wendy Artin, Chales Maze, David Rochline, Marie Banier and Eva Jospin, all personal favourites of Grupo Cappuccino owner, Juan Picornell. Also, there are 454m2 of fresco paintings throughout the hotel, which include the columns in the Marella and Celadon suites. Extravagant monochrome marble and vibrant tile flooring are a hallmark throughout the building.
The hotel is located within a 10-minute walk of the La Lonja district, the Paseo del Borne, the Almudaina Palace and the Es Baluard modern art museum. The nearest beach of Can Pere Antoni is a five-minute taxi ride away, while Palma Airport is a 15-minute drive.
Stylish, mix-and-match rooms and suites feature hydraulic floor tiles, chintzy armchairs and retro furniture. Stone bathrooms reference the Moorish influence with marble-clad baths, separate rain showers, underfloor heating and double basins with chrome cubist-style taps. Other amenities include air conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar and Illy coffee machine. Turndown and 24-hour room service.
Breakfast is served from 7.30 to 11 with a selection of yogurt, fresh orange juice and fruit served at the table, followed by a choice of egg dishes accompanied by a basket of breads and pastries. Hot chocolate, quality teas and coffees are made to order. The all-day bistro-style Cappuccino Café has a terrace onto the plaza and there is also a Japanese restaurant. The rooftop pool boasts city views, while the spa in the basement has a treatment room housed in a former ancient water cistern. There is a small cinema and interior courtyard with 25-metre tall towering palm trees.
• 32 rooms, including 8 suites (25-58m2)
• Hotel opened: April 2018
• Interiors: Jacques Grange
• Bathroom amenities: Floris