What does the press say about Palma?
"It’s such a beautiful, stylish, architecturally stunning city. It’s the perfect size – not too big, not too small – and I love wandering around and exploring places like Santa Catalina, a funky up-and-coming area, which has lots of bars and restaurants, or taking a look around the modern art gallery, which is built into the walls of the city. "
Interview by York Membery
"Palma de Mallorca: Boutique hotels and upmarket shopping put a spring in the step of the Old Town. Public buildings have been spruced up, historic facades restored, and new life has been breathed into its hotel and retail scenes.
Designer shopping has recently arrived on upmarket Passeig del Born, where Mulberry, Burberry and Louis Vuitton have opened. New concept stores and cool boutiques are appearing on nearby streets, amid a booming bar and restaurant scene. As for hotels, the last few years have seen several new openings in historic buildings. Hot on the heels of boutique hotels Calatrava and Can Cera, the same husband-and-wife team launched Can Alomar, their latest venture, last summer. Also new for 2014 was stylish Hotel Cort, while Easter saw the arrival of Sant Francesc Hotel Singular – at 42 rooms, Palma's largest boutique property.
It all adds up to a big-city experience on an easy-going, small-town scale, with year-round appeal, good flight connections and an airport just 10 minutes' drive from the centre."
written by James Litston
"The golden age of Palma de Mallorca. With its palacios and promenades, chic restaurants and boutique hotels, Palma provides a modern take on its ancient past, making it a great destination."
Written by Paul Richardson