Sir Joan — Ibiza, Spain
It is turning out to be quite a busy couple of years for Amsterdam-based hospitality group Sir Hotels. With the paint still drying at the recently launched Hamburg opening, the brand has now expanded its portfolio to five properties, with the launch of Sir Joan on the Balearic island of Ibiza.
The first beachside retreat for the group, the 38-room property takes its cues from Ibiza’s dual traits as both an exclusive luxury destination and a party island, with a modern property that boasts nostalgic views over the old town and the marina- after which the design takes its inspiration.
Founder Liran Wizman and Tel Aviv-based Baranowitz + Kronenberg have created a standout building made up of shimmering, staggered cubes, while the interiors are swathed in yacht flooring, polished stainless steel wall panels that reflect the sun, and maritime rope detailing.
An abundance of waterside restaurants are a hop, skip and a jump away, but the hotel’s in-house restaurant, Izakaya, with its Peruvian-Japanese menu of fresh sushi and sashimi or Robata-grilled meats is a refreshing alternative to the usual tapas offerings. For pure indulgence, order a juicy burger from The Butcher, and munch on it poolside, while wallowing in the chilled-out vibe Ibiza is best known for.