Nakar Hotel — Mallorca, Spain
A 1950s building on one of Palma’s liveliest shopping streets has been transformed into the Nakar, courtesy of local hotelier Toni Ramis who tasked architect Magi Marqués to coax the building back to its former glory and designer Marga Rotger, whose contemporary updates include pale oak, stone, black lacquered iron and glass, smattered with copper accents.
The 57 open-plan guest rooms feature freestanding tubs, but the real pampering experience is to be had in the hotel’s subterranean spa, where bamboo details, a shadowy palette and a plethora of facilities including a heated pool, steam bath and sauna, offer holistic rejuvenation. Upstairs, the rhythm is turned up a notch, where a rooftop sundeck, with an infinity pool, offers panoramic vistas of the city to the soundtrack of DJ Tonu Jimenez’s weekly acts. The adjoining CUIT Bar and Restaurant meanwhile serves up local cuisine from local chef Miquel Calent.