Thomas Moons, appointed this year as the new general manager of La Residencia, a Belmond Hotel, Mallorca, welcomed his first guests there on Monday, May 17th, for the Deià property’s 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. 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.
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 jewellery is available to buy at the hotel.
FOOTNOTE, October 2021: La Residencia, A Belmond Hotel, Mallorca, had its best July and August ever in terms of business. The Deià hotel has extended its season for this year and will be open until November 14th. Read about its new autumn set menu here.
Jan Edwards Copyright 2021