Located in the heart of Palma’s shopping district, newly-opened Nakar Hotel seamlessly blends the tradition of a warm Balearic guesthouse with the contemporary style of modern Mallorca. The brainchild of Toni Ramis – whose family has owned the building for three generations – the hotel was updated by local architects and designers, paying tribute to the original Pension Nacar that sat there decades ago.
Architect Magi Margués and designer Marga Rotger created light, airy spaces filled with local oak, stone, black iron and glass – resulting in interiors that are a mix of contemporary industrial details and Mallorcan warmth. The 57 bedrooms are made up of neutral colours – whites, soft greys and the odd metallic addition – while mid-century-inspired furnishings add subtle style touches.
The best bits of this hotel though, are the big open, public spaces. On the eighth floor sits the hotel’s restaurant – CUIT – which, like the rest of the building, takes traditional recipes and breathes new life into them with locally-sourced ingredients and organic produce (expect dishes such as Mallorcan lamb with aubergines and Swordfish tartar). At the top of the hotel is the rooftop infinity pool and deck, turning into one of the best cocktail bars in the city come sundown.
To see more from Nakar Hotel, visit its website.
Words by Angharad Jones. Images courtesy of Nakar Hotel