Grupo Cappuccino Enters Hotel Business with Debut of HOTEL MAMÁ in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
February 13, 2018 11:54am
HOTEL MAMÁ, the first hotel from Grupo Cappuccino, is set to open this spring 2018 at the heart of Palma’s historic quarter, Plaza De Cort.
The hotel will be a first from Spanish company Grupo Cappuccino, known for its premium restaurants and cafes located in prestigious locations including Mallorca, Ibiza, Madrid, Valencia, Marbella, Jeddah and Beirut.
The property has been designed by celebrated Parisian interior designer Jacques Grange, considered one of the best interior designers and decorators in the world, and famed for creating properties including the beautiful Palazzo Margarita in Southern Italy and The Mark Hotel in New York.
In true Grange style, HOTEL MAMÁ will be a statement of luxury, welcoming guests with the very best in five-star elegant service. Grange’s unique eye for detail and bold vision can be seen throughout the hotel’s architecture and décor. All the furniture in HOTEL MAMÁ has been created or adapted by Jacques Grange for the project and has been made-to-measure between France, Italy and New York.
The 19th century building will have 32 exclusive rooms, with five bespoke styles including Marella, Celadon, Garden, Oriental and Roman. There will be eight suites, all of which face the famous Plaza De Curt. A further eight deluxe rooms, eight superior rooms and eight standard rooms will also boast views of the historical quarter of the city.
An extensive art collection will be 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.
Spanning four floors, the hotel includes a sumptuous spa within a 19th century building, private cinema Cappucine, rooftop pool, gymnasium and sunny central patio in the heart of Palma. It will also house a stunning new Café Mamá, offering classic brunch dishes and traditional cocktails. The hotel’s restaurant, inu japanese, will serve favourite dishes including Halibut with Saikyo Miso, and popular cocktails such as Kumquat Caipirinha. The hotel’s spa is scheduled to open later in 2018.
HOTEL MAMÁ’s location combines authentic luxury and tranquility within the thriving city of Palma De Mallorca and is easily accessible from the city’s main tourist attractions, which are just a short walk away. The Cathedral, tree-lined Paseo del Borne promenade, La Lonja district and Es Baluart contemporary art museum are also just a few minutes from the hotel on foot.
Rooms start from 220€ per night during low season and 280€ during peak season, and bookings can be made from March 2018.
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Grupo Cappuccino is a group of premium restaurants and cafeterias located in the most prestigious and privileged locations across the islands of Mallorca and Ibiza, and in the cities of Madrid, Valencia, Marbella, Jeddah and Beirut.
Cappuccino Cafes are characterized by their stunningly unique architecture and design, and the quality and immaculate presentation of their cuisine.
Each Cafe brings together music, art and culture to create a truly unique and special experience for every customer.
Contact: Kavita Adams
+44 (0)20 7434 7065
Juan Picornell Rowe was born in the Mallorcan village of Palmanova, in 1971.
Picornell had a vision for his first café at a young age and knew exactly who he wanted to target and how. He dreamt of creating a magical and cozy home from home, inspired by New York’s classic bars and innovative hospitality, decoration and service.
In 1993 Cappuccino was born, and with it, it’s magic. A collage of countless and careful details related to decoration, location, music, service, product.
He handpicks every Cappuccino Café location carefully, opening only in special and unique destinations. Once chosen, he envisages a particular and special decoration for each one making no Café the same.
A perfect example of this is the old palace located at the number 53 of the central street San Miguel in Palma, which has become the flagship Cappuccino. This is where Juan is based, in a spacious and carefully decorated setting surrounded by contemporary art, one of his great passions which can be seen throughout his Cafes and the new hotel. From this location, the Cappuccino team have been able to create a new business model and concept that represents Mediterranean Mallorcan style.
Another of his great passions is music, as displayed in the carefully curated selection of music that is played across all the Cappuccino Cafes – he believes it to be the soundtrack of the Cappuccino’s magic. The bespoke selection of music is reflected in a wonderful collection of albums, and 2017 will see the tenth edition.
Picornell has admired and followed the work of Jacques Grange for some time as his favourite designer. HOTEL MAMÁ gave him perfect opportunity to collaborate with him on his first hotel venture, in the building he says he had dreamed of for years.
After completing his training at the École Boulle and the École Camondo, Grange made a career as a decorator in France and abroad from the 1970s. His main customers included Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, for whom he decorated the Château Gabriel, in Benerville-sur-Mer, in the style of In Search of Lost Time.
Regular customers include Isabelle Adjani, Princess Caroline of Monaco, Alain Ducasse, François Pinault, Robert Agostinelli, Valentino, Francis Ford Coppola and his Palazzo Margherita Hotel and Karl Lagerfeld.
In New York City, he provided the decoration of Paloma Picasso’s jewellery shop, of the Mark Hotel on Madison Avenue, and of the Barbizon Hotel.
Grange’s style is characterized by a harmony between traditional and contemporary tastes, with an assortment of styles that follow the line of Madeleine Castaing, who taught him the art of decoration.
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