Best of Mallorca | 2018 Text: Klaus Dörre
The Sant Jaume Boutique Hotel***** is one of the hippest hotel locations in Palma de Mallorca. A place-to-be for those who treasure a highly individual modern way of life and count on the best of comfort, excellent service and superb cuisine in an authentic atmosphere.
It only just opened in 2017, and the Sant Jaume has already been decorated with the quality seal as one of the “Design Hotels of the World”. A success that makes Carlos Vásquez Martinez, Marketing & Sales Director of IT Mallorca Unique Spaces exceedingly proud, since the award describes the Sant Jaume as an outstanding location with personality and style, for an authentic lifestyle and a love of art, design and detail.
Vásquez Martínez: “We make it possible for guests to enjoy a different, exquisite holiday experience, the culminating feature of a ’boutique hotel’. Exclusivity in Sant Jaume means premium privacy, luxury with all comforts, attentive, discreet services in an ambience with unique flair and state-of-the-art infrastructure.” The Sant Jaume is – with all-embracing intimacy – the largest hotel that IT Mallorca Unique Spaces currently has in its group.
A perfect Sant Jaume day
Carlos Vásquez Martinez puts it this way: “I might launch the day with a Sant Jaume breakfast in the restaurant, which offers energizing natural juices, a wide selection of local and homemade produce and a unique menu. Then I might rest on the upper terrace where I can enjoy the pool. I might try some cocktails (all with homemade liqueurs) and in the afternoon have a massage, then relax in the SPA. In the evening, I would certainly enjoy the sophisticated Tomeu restaurant.”
Outstanding gourmet culture
The restaurant’s creative team is headed by Tomeu Caldentey, the first Mallorcan chef to be awarded a Michelin star. His culinary concept is born of a passion for typical Mallorcan products and ingredients from the Balearic Islands. As well as the desire to share this passion with his public. Once a week guests can book the special “Tomeu’s Table”, where the maître personally prepares lunch and dinner directly at the table.
The Place to Be
In the wink of an eye Tomeu Marcerados & Co bar in Sant Jaume became the highlight of Palma’s nightlife for locals and guests alike. The extravagant interior and the sensational homemade cocktails explain it all. “We have revived the art of an ancient technique. In the so-called ‘maceration’ process we use only natural products and the best distillates. The result is classic cocktails with a personal touch and an opulent color spectrum,“ says Carlos Vásquez Martinez. Those who value the high spirits of a vermouth bar combined with the elegance of a cocktail lounge will find one of their favorite places on Palma de Mallorca.