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

The Jacques Grange-designed Hotel Mamá opens in Palma
The hotel has 454 square metres of fresco paintings throughout the hotel, which also include the columns in the Marella and Celadon suites. The palm trees in the courtyard are 25 metres high
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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.

The Jacques Grange-designed Hotel Mamá opens in Palma

8,000: Flowers hand-cut into the wooden lattices of the bar and reception furniture

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Plaza de Cort


Daven Wu is the Singapore Editor at Wallpaper*. A former corporate lawyer, he has been covering Singapore and the neighbouring South-East Asian region since 1999, writing extensively about architecture, design, and travel for both the magazine and website. He is also the City Editor for the Phaidon Wallpaper* City Guide to Singapore.