La Residencia Opening for 2021

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Thomas Moons will be one very happy – and probably busy – man this weekend. The new general manager of La Residencia, a Belmond Hotel, Mallorca, will welcome his first guests there on Monday, May 17th, when the Deià property opens its doors for the 2021 season.

I met Thomas a while ago when I visited the closed hotel to do an interview with the former PR manager, Louise Davis, whose memoir Hideaway Hotel is about her long career there. The newcomer told me he was looking forward to the property reopening, after a longer-than-usual winter closure, because of the pandemic.

New Open-Air Experiences

Anyone for tennis? La Residencia has offered tennis coaching for years. This year, tennis players can sign up for a fun-filled tennis weekend with former ATP Top 20 men’s single player Nicolás Almagro. If you’re keen to brush up your backhand or spruce up your serve, an exclusive tennis clinic with Almagro and private sessions with a Lux Tennis professional player should do it. And what amazing scenery in which to wield your racquet …

If you’re not that sporty, but love taking photographs to impress your Instagram followers, how about La Residencia’s Mallorcagram? New for this season, the hotel has planned a carefully designed itinerary focusing on Mallorca’s northwest coast and those off-the-beaten-track places. The route leads you through some of Spain’s most photogenic scenery, including visits to Fornalutx, Sóller, and Port de Sóller.

Olive Inspiration

If you already know Mallorca, you may prefer simply to relax at the hotel and enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of its gardens and glorious surroundings. How about the healthy and refreshing new signature infusion, created for the hotel this year in collaboration with Katja Woehr – well-known for founding the luxury local sea salt brand Flor de Sal. The new Flor d’Oli infusion is sustainably produced from olive leaves, harvested by hand from La Residencia’s extensive olive grove.

Many people stay at La Residencia to celebrate a special occasion, such as a birthday, anniversary, or honeymoon. The perfect gift on these occasions could be an item from the new capsule collection created for the hotel by internationally renowned Mallorcan jewellery designer, Isabel Guarch.

Isabel, whose designs are inspired by the culture, nature, and spirit of the Balearics, has created a beautiful collection of jewellery with an olive tree motif. The collection will be launched early this summer.

It should be another wonderful season for staying at La Residencia in Deià.

Jan Edwards Copyright 2021

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