Nobis Hotel Palma
Nobis Hotel Palma
In Summer 2023, Scandinavian based Nobis Hospitality Group will open a five-star contemporary luxury hotel in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Nobis Hotel Palma will offer 37 rooms and suites, an in-house restaurant and bar, a sun terrace with loungers and a relaxing SPA – all designed by award-winning Swedish firm Wingårdhs. The property is housed in a historical building dating all the way back to the 12th century. Ideally positioned at Carrer de les Caputxines in a peaceful part of the charming Old Town, guests will find themselves within walking distance of many of Palmas finest restaurants, attractions, and must-sees.
Rooms and Suites
Nobis Hotel Palma offers 37 guest rooms and suites, all steeped in the laid-back elegance and contemporary luxury that is a Nobis Hotels signature trait. Every room is a one-of-a-kind experience with a unique shape and size. The designers at Wingårdhs have paid attention to every little detail of the room, creating a well-designed and comfortable space accentuated by timeless materials and high-quality design pieces. The small number of guest rooms promises intimacy for overnight guests seeking a peaceful get away from the bustling streets of Palma.
Originally constructed as a Muslim palace in the Islamic medieval stage of the Balearic Islands, the 12th century building is one of Palmas oldest. Archaeological studies tells a rich history of least seven stages of the building, stretching over nearly thousand years.
After the Christian conquest in Mallorca in 1229, the building functioned as a fortification that included a neighbouring house, before it was ordered to be burnt down by King Alfonso III of Aragón at the end of the 13th century. The site remained in ruins for at least 100 years and later became private homes for noble Majorcan families. The palace was re-built in a Gothic style in the mid-15th century, and later reformed as a baroque style palace in the 17th century.
At one stage of the history, the building seems to have been linked together with the Sant Jaime church, that is today a neighbour of Nobis Hotel Palma.
The original Muslim palace from medieval times was organized around two symmetrical interior patios that has been maintained as a guideline to the present. In the reception of Nobis Hotel Palma, guests can admire a wooden Alfarje - a panelled ceiling with a decorative element of the Arabic calligraphy Nashk writing, intended to protect its inhabitants - that miraculously survived the 13th century fire and all later stages of constructions.