When in Mallorca: stay at the unique art resort Es Revellar

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If you are eager to polish your art history classes or if you’re simply looking for a hidden paradise, Es Revellar Resort, located in Majorca, the largest island in the Balearics, is for you. Inspired by spaces where artists can experiment, including art parks such as Inhotim (Brazil), Naoshima (Japan) or La Colombe d’Or (South of France) the famous restaurant where Matisse, Picasso and Calder used to dine, Es Revellar is a luxurious hotel and fine-dining complex located in a 600-year-old Mallorcan estate targeting art  and “agroturismo aficionados” and collectors.

Recently-open, (since June 2014) the estate hosts a spectacular collection of 3,000 outdoor and indoor artworks – from Roman statues, Italian Renaissance fountains, land art installations to African totems and contemporary art sculptures culminating with a special gallery dedicated to the Spanish master Pablo Picasso.

More than a luxurious hotel, Es Revellar Art Resort is a unique experience. Word of mouth is the only marketing strategy used to promote this fantastic resort. It feels intimate, relaxing and very chic. Other highlights include a renovated Chapel with eye-catching roof decorations and precious relics; a Nigerian primitive art cave which resonates with Picasso’s everlasting African-art inspiration, small Monet-esque water lily ponds, 18th century Spanish paintings and a vast library of books. Es Revellar invites guests to wander around, meditate and appreciate art and history through its impressive gardens, larger-than-life fountains and beautiful floral arrangements. An impressive mural by Jesús Cánovas allows viewers to dive question perception through sound and light.

Described as “a walk-through history of art journey” by its artistic director, entrepreneur and collector Roberto Alcalde, who has travelled extensively to source the artworks on view and often purchased from local galleries, Es Revellar also presents themed-exhibitions and actively welcomes artists. A selection of Goya drawings from the Caprichos series should be on display soon. Resort Manager and art-enthusiast Cristina de Cáceres leads very interesting art nights with special informative tours of the resort focusing on the artworks on display in the park and ending with a lovely dinner in the in-house delicious restaurant.

Located around half an hour from Palma de Mallorca, the estate features fantastic gardens, stunning architecture, a lovely outdoor swimming pool, an adjacent bar, a gym, a delicious restaurant. Twelve art-themed bedrooms – often boasting priceless antique furniture, textile, ceramics and original prints by the likes of Braque, Bacon, Calder, and Miró (a local) – provide a pleasant and comfortable stay for guests looking for a relaxing time. Es Revellar is an oasis in the middle of the island. The richly-decorated accommodations include two villas, deluxe junior suites, junior suites, and rooms most of them featuring private terraces. Off the beaten track, the hotel remains close to Mallorca’s airport, as well as one of the most beautiful beaches of the island: Es Trenc beach. Es Revellar has welcomed numerous celebrities, artists, musicians, football players and artists across the years.

The first-class restaurant serves sophisticated Mediterranean cuisine using and inspired by produce almost exclusively grown on the estate. The buffet in the morning is impeccable and the staff very attentive.

To continue the journey through art history, the Bronze Age settlement of Capocorb Vell or the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca are only a few minute-drive away.

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Sponsored Link: Thanks Cristina de Cáceres