A journey into the Renaissance – Grand Hotel Son Net Mallorca

Opened last year, Hotel Son Net offers its guests the opportunity to experience the history, art and culture of Mallorca up close thanks to its unique architecture and design. The outstanding design by Lorenzo Castillo creates an atmosphere that invites you to take a fascinating journey back in time.

Originally a manor house, the Grand Hotel Son Net honours not only its own past, but also that of its legendary homeland, Mallorca. Each room and suite has been carefully restored and customised by interior designer Lorenzo Castillo to honour the island’s rich history. Each room tells its own story, from the influences of the Crown of Aragon to the Roman origins of the island.

The entire hotel is interspersed with ornate carpets, which are not only decorative elements, but also tell the story of Spanish carpet manufacturing from the Renaissance to the neoclassical era. Some of these are antique pieces, such as an opulent carpet from the Baroque era with motifs of flora and fauna.

The hotel lobby, inspired by the Gothic Belver Castle near Palma, transports guests back to the Renaissance era. The architecture is emphasised by the absence of unnecessary decorative elements, placing the focus on the solid stone floors, the vaulted ceiling and the white walls. The blue and green fabrics are inspired by the colours lapis lazuli blue and manganese green, which are fundamental to the furnishings of the Renaissance era.

“Castillo has created a harmonious mix between elegant design and a diverse cultural past”

The salon combines Mallorcan charm with baroque style. The striking vaulted ceilings, stone arches and wooden beams radiate the essence of a traditional Mallorcan palace and, together with the furnishings, create a real feast for the eyes. Elements such as two inlaid chests of drawers, typical Mallorcan landscape paintings and Chinese porcelain lamps create a relaxing overall atmosphere, while gold leaf ceiling consoles and wall ceramics recognise the island’s Arabic influences.

The hotel’s suites combine colourful and exotic fabrics and furniture specially designed for Son Net and are adorned with numerous paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Grand Suite Maria de Napoles, also known as the “Pineapple Suite”, mixes American influences with Mallorcan flair. Its exotic furnishings include a breathtaking chest of drawers lined with real mother-of-pearl. The Grand Suite Jaime I, on the other hand, blends medieval elements with modern design.

The Grand Hotel Son Net is more than just accommodation – it is a unique journey through the history, art and culture of Mallorca. Each room tells an individual story that captures the essence of Spain’s cultural heritage. The Grand Hotel Son Net on Mallorca reopens after winter break on 01 March 2024.

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