Virgin Limited Edition’s Son Bunyola Hotel has opened its doors for the first time following a historical restoration of a 16th-century Mallorcan Finca.
Sir Richard Branson’s newest luxury hotel in the Tramuntana Mountains is set to become the latest new home for those seeking luxury on the island.
The meticulously-restored property joins the three showcase villas on the estate, which sits on 1300 acres filled with almond and olive groves, vibes and citrus trees with three miles of Mediterranean coastline.
The hotel offers 26 rooms and suites styled by local interior designer Rialto Living, designed by local architect Gras and encompasses the main finca and the Tafona; along with several annexe buildings.
The Tafona – where the historic olive press was previously located – is home to two showcase suites with terraces and the hotel also boasts two unique Tower Suites with mountain and sea views.
There are two restaurants at the hotel – a Mediterranean restaurant, a tapas restaurant and several outdoor dining terraces – all led by newly appointed and renowned Executive Chef, Samuel G. Galdón.
A comprehensive wellness programme complementing the hotel’s natural surroundings includes outdoor yoga sessions and historical walks around the highly protected UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There are two treatment rooms and an impressive 28-metre swimming pool with sweeping views across the Foradada and surrounding countryside.
The addition of Aqua bikes and new Pickle Ball lines to add to the estate’s tennis court will form part of guests’ activities on offer across the estate.
Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group said: “The northwest coast of Mallorca has long held a very special place in my heart, after first visiting as a young boy with my Mum and Dad.
“The historic finca on a UNESCO World Heritage site was just waiting to be lovingly brought back to life, and the team has taken so much care to restore it.
“I truly believe we have the very best and most unspoilt location on the island with three miles of its own pristine coastline, set within 1300 acres of exquisite land with the stunning Tramuntana Mountains as its backdrop.
“There’s also olive groves, vineyards, and some of the best hiking and cycling in the world. I’m hoping it will bring back the magic to those who can remember our original boutique hotel in Mallorca from the early days.
“This is just the beginning for Son Bunyola and its wonderful team, and I cannot wait to welcome you here and share it with you.”
Vincent Padioleau, General Manager of Son Bunyola Hotel and Villas said: “This is such an exciting time as we launch the first European hotel for Virgin Limited Edition.
“A huge part of our DNA has always been about community and we’re so grateful for all of the support we’ve had from our local partners that have helped make today possible.
“Over 80% of our staff recruited for the new hotel are Spanish and we hope that figure will grow even further.
“We now work towards not only creating one of the best luxury hotels in Mallorca but also bringing back the agricultural side of the estate that was once farmland and vineyards.
“We’ve planted more than 200 trees in the past few months as we start to develop this further and look forward to having our own olives and almonds by next year, and Malvasia wine from 2026 – which was first recorded back in 1275.”
Virgin Limited Edition comprises properties that include some of the world’s most exclusive private islands and award-winning safari lodges in the very best locations around the world.
The much-anticipated opening of Son Bunyola Hotel will join its three villas in the Tramuntana mountain range that forms part of a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Guests can now book to be among the first to experience the new luxury hotel with rates starting from 600 Euros per room per night(approx. £514) on a bed and breakfast basis.
For more information and to book a stay at Mallorca’s brand-new Son Bunyola Hotel, visit www.sonbunyola.virgin.com.
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