Artful lodger: The Jacques Grange-designed Hotel Mamá opens in Palma

Artful lodger: The Jacques Grange-designed Hotel Mamá opens in Palma

Better known for its string of upmarket restaurants and cafés sprinkled through Spain and the Middle-East, Grupo Cappucino is pulling out all the stops for its first hotel property. Within striking distance of La Lonja and Paseo del Borne and set in a handsome 19th-century five-storey corner block in Palma facing the lively Plaza de Cort, the 32-room hotel is the work of Jacques Grange.

Taking his cues from the island’s eventful dalliances with a string of colonial overlords, the Paris-based interior designer has conceived a series of room-sets, ranging from a sunlit courtyard festooned with palm trees, stone bathrooms and tiles in the bedrooms that reference the Moorish influence, to matt gold Roman columns and senatorial wreaths embossed on high French doors. 

A varied menu of in-house facilities conspire to keep guests happily confined indoors, including a private cinema, a spa that’s due to open later this year, a rooftop pool and, of all things, a Japanese restaurant.

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