Posada Terra Santa

Complete renovation of listed property to turn it into Boutique Hotel 4 *

Posada Terra Santa

Palma de Mallorca
Place

Hidden Away Hotels
Client

2014
Year

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We have done

  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Interior Design y FF&E
  • Project Management
  • Technical Consultancy

  • 1.550

    Sqm

  • 27

    rooms

  • 2

    M€ investment

Context

This time-worn building, dating from the old Curia of the Baron of Bunyolí of 1576, was made up of residential and commercial spaces and had been left in a complete state of abandonment. It required urgent action to repair the roof and overall structure, which had been severely damaged after being bombed during the Spanish Civil War – although the bomb did not explode.

The Client, who has been especially involved with the project has brought an extensive business view, undertook this project with our the help to convert the property into one of Palma’s benchmark boutique hotels. The space is made up of 27 spacious rooms which are highlighted by a small, cozy wellness center and an appealing meeting room.

 

Solution

The project sought to return the building to its original appearance, eliminating any unneccessary additions, and recover its entrances to their former grandeur among the commercial streets.  During the process, several discoveries of special interest and architectural value were made, such as a series of pointed Gothic arches, which formed the main hall, that were later converted into an open and common space of the hotel.

During the excavation of the vaulted basement area, where the hotel’s spa is currently located, a series of giant jars used to preserve grain were discovered. All of them were donated to the Archaeological Museum of Mallorca, except one which was ceded to the hotel by the institution itself so that it could be put on display.

Centuries-old wooden beams, antique door frames, old terracotta floors … everything has been restored and reused in different rooms throughout the hotel to provide it with its own character and idiosyncrasies.

At the same time, a small pool reminiscent of the old Mallorcan-style outdoor cistern (sefareig) was added to the rooftop which transformed the space into a unique location, surrounded by the characteristic terracotta landscape of the roofs in the heart of Palma.

Posada Terra Santa

The project was developed and processed in 6 months and carried out in an additional 6 months

The operation’s success, along with achieving the initial vision of the project to align with the integral design of the client, consisted of developing the projects and processing the licenses within 6 months and implementing the construction in 6 additional months.  Therefore, the agreed upon timetable and budget were adhered to.