Virgin Limited Edition signs Mallorca hotel

Virgin Limited Edition signs Mallorca hotel

Rendering of Son Bunyola Hotel

Spain: The development of a new luxury hotel in the Tramuntana region of Mallorca will be branded under Virgin Limited Edition. 

The 28-bedroom property is already under construction. It involves the restoration of a historic Finca, which translates to rural land with an estate building. 

Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is due to open in summer 2023 as the Son Bunyola Hotel. It will join the estate’s three individual villas: Sa Punta de S’Aguila, Sa Terra Rotja and Son Balagueret.

Sun Bunyola will comprise the main Finca and the Tafona, which previously contained a historic olive press, as well as several annexe buildings. These will house 28 rooms and suites, including two Tower Suites. 

Amenities include two restaurants, lounges, several dining terraces and a swimming pool. 

Hot water for the hotel will be pre-heated using energy collected from the air conditioning and refrigeration cooling system, and a biomass boiler will be installed, powered by recycled wood chippings.  

The building’s thermal insulation has been upgraded and water is being collected and reused for irrigation, whilst the addition of a building management system will be introduced throughout the hotel to monitor and control lighting, air conditioning and power consumption within the property.

Jon Brown, managing director of Virgin Limited Edition, said: “The north west coast of Mallorca has always been a very special place for Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Limited Edition. We are absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to restore this beautiful monument and honour its rich history, and look forward to welcoming another small luxury hotel to our portfolio – not least inviting guests across the globe to discover this unspoilt corner of the world.

“Celebrating and preserving the heritage of this important Mallorcan landmark has been at the very forefront of our restoration plans throughout and thanks to the fantastic work of Gras Architects, the Finca has very much been designed to enhance the incredible natural surroundings it is blessed with. This is of course combined with our commitment to sustainability, something which is ingrained in everything we do – from energy saving to rainwater harvesting and environmental protection – some of the fundamental values of the Virgin Limited Edition brand. 

“Very much in keeping with our collection’s home from home style, we are also delighted to be working with Mallorcan based interior designer, Rialto Living. Known widely for their stunning residential designs, they were a natural fit for us, and are working to ensure the design of the hotel provides our guests with the same exceptional standards that Virgin Limited Edition are renowned for, alongside a welcome injection of beautiful Mallorcan charm.”

Virgin Limited Edition is a collection of retreats including locations in Necker Island, Moskito Island, South Africa, Morocco, Verbier, and Kenya. 

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