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One of Spain’s most popular islands is getting a Kimpton resort later this summer

July 21, 2022
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One of Spain’s most popular islands is getting a Kimpton resort later this summer
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One of Spain’s most popular islands is getting a Kimpton resort later this summer.

IHG is making a splash with the news that lifestyle brand Kimpton is expected to open its first resort in Europe.

Set on the popular island of Mallorca, part of the Balearic Islands off the east coast of Spain, the Kimpton Aysla Mallorca resort is now taking reservations for stays from Aug. 24.

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Guests staying at the 79-room resort, designed by celebrated local architect Guillermo Reynés, can expect a property that perfectly marries local design and culture with Kimpton’s chic sensibilities and effortless cool — all with island flair and a heavy mix of stones, turquoise accents and lush greenery.

(Photo courtesy of IHG)

Rooms all have floor-to-ceiling windows to let in that bright Mallorca sunshine, rain showers with a separate bathtub, and private balconies. Upgraded rooms include one-bedroom options with double balconies and private gardens. The 1,000-square-foot presidential suite features a living area, kitchenette, outdoor sun deck and hot tub.

Better yet, every room comes with access to the resort's nearly 10,000-square-foot spa, Maison Codage Paris, and its Instagram-worthy indoor pool, salt cave and mud baths.

(Photo courtesy of IHG)

It’s safe to assume that the spa treatments themselves will have an additional cost, but you can expect a spa menu that includes all the classics and likely many treatments with locally inspired elements. Or, if you’d rather get a spa treatment by the pool, that will also be available.

Speaking of the pool, let me be the first to tell you that beyond the spa’s indoor pool there are also two outdoor pools, including one that’s surrounded by real sand to make it feel like a beach.

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In terms of activities, guests at this Kimpton will not be bored. You can focus on wellness by joining morning workout classes, taking yoga lessons, practicing guided meditation or even going road cycling. The resort is also touting “one-of-a-kind bookable workshops” hosted by local artisans, like a visit to meet local craftspeople who have been making shoes since the 19th century.

Off the property, guests can visit the Mallorca Country Club for tennis or Golf Santa Ponsa for a round on one of two 18-hole PGA European Tour courses, a nine-hole course or the driving range.

And as we all know, even the most relaxing vacation needs a serious meal. Thankfully, the resort has two restaurants and two bars. Saba Restaurant serves up “timeless dishes” from Southeast Asia with fresh Spanish ingredients. It also has a 14-seat open kitchen where guests can get a show as chefs prepare sushi and teppanyaki dishes. Saba’s bar features indoor-outdoor seating, Spanish tapas, craft cocktails, local beer on tap and wine from Kimpton’s wine cellar.

(Photo courtesy of IHG)

Back by the pool, a restaurant and bar are waiting for guests to grab Mallorca-style snacks and classic cocktails.

Right now, early rates for the Kimpton Aysla Mallorca appear to start around $590 per night for a standard room with king bed and upward of $3,300 for the presidential suite. For 89,000 points and $30, you can get an Essential Room, which is an entry-level room without a guaranteed bed type.

(Screenshot courtesy of IHG)

But if you need even more reason to head to Mallorca this summer, you'll be glad to hear that the buzzy destination recently got its first direct flight from the U.S. Earlier this summer, United launched direct flights from Newark to Palma de Mallorca on its “standard” Boeing 767-300ERs.

Of course, TPG took to the skies for the inaugural flight, so you can know exactly what to expect if you book the service, which runs three times weekly through mid-September — just in time to book a last-minute summer vacation in paradise.

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