Son Bunyola Hotel and Villas – Sir Richard Branson's newest luxury hotel in the Tramuntana Mountains of Mallorca has of?cially opened. Boasting 26 rooms and suites, all perfectly styled by local interior designer Rialto Living who have brought a slice of Mallorcan charm with the collection's renowned home from home character, Son Bunyola Hotel has been elegantly designed by local architect Gras and encompasses the main ?nca and the Tafona; along with several annexe buildings. The Tafona – where the historic olive press was previously located - is home to two stunning showcase suites with terraces and the hotel also boasts two unique Tower Suites with panoramic mountain and sea views - one of which was once a Medieval defence tower dating back to the 13th century.
There are two restaurants at the hotel – a Mediterranean restaurant, a tapas restaurant and several outdoor dining terraces - all led by newly appointed and renowned Executive Chef, Samuel G. Galdón. A comprehensive wellness programme complementing the hotel's natural surrounds boasts outdoor yoga sessions within the estate, historical walks around the highly protected UNESCO World Heritage Site; along with two treatment rooms and an impressive 28-metre swimming pool with sweeping views across the famous Foradada and surrounding countryside. Even the addition of Aqua bikes and new Pickle Ball lines to add to the estate's tennis court will form part of the abundance of activities on offer across the estate.
Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group said: "Today is a momentous day as we open our beautiful hotel, Son Bunyola. The northwest coast of Mallorca has long held a very special place in my heart, after ?rst visiting as a young boy with my Mum and Dad. The historic finca on a UNESCO World Heritage site was just waiting to be lovingly brought back to life, and the team has taken so much care to restore it. I truly believe we have the very best and most unspoilt location on the island with three miles of its own pristine coastline, set within 1300 acres of exquisite land with the stunning Tramuntana Mountains as its backdrop. There's also olive groves, vineyards, and some of the best hiking and cycling in the world. I'm hoping it will bring back the magic to those who can remember our original boutique hotel in Mallorca from the early days. This is just the beginning for Son Bunyola and its wonderful team, and I cannot wait to welcome you here and share it with you."
Vincent Padioleau, General Manager of Son Bunyola Hotel and Villas commented: "This is such an exciting time as we launch the ?rst European hotel for Virgin Limited Edition. And I couldn't be prouder of this passion project that will undoubtedly live up to all of the Virgin Limited Edition values and experiences in one of the most incredible locations in Mallorca. A huge part of our DNA has always been about community and we're so grateful for all of the support we've had from our local partners that have helped make today possible. Over 80% of our staff recruited for the new hotel are Spanish and we hope that ?gure will grow even further. What's more, this really is just the beginning for Son Bunyola as we now work towards not only creating one of the best luxury hotels in Mallorca, but also bringing back the agricultural side of the estate that was once farmland and vineyards. We've planted more than 200 trees in the past few months as we start to develop this further and look forward to having our own olives and almonds by next year, and Malvasia wine from 2026 - which was ?rst recorded back in 1275."