Culture vultures looking for a splash of authentic Mallorcan art can check into the Kimpton Aysla Mallorca and immerse themselves in their very own art exhibition. Situated in the town of Santa Ponsa, only 14 km from Palma de Mallorca and 20 minutes from its airport, guests of Kimpton Aysla Mallorca can enjoy its incredible on-site facilities while soaking up a plethora of outstanding artwork.
This stylish hotel, designed by architect Guillermo Reynés, opened its doors in October and is the backdrop to a Contemporary Art Collection commissioned by ABA ART LAB. The five-star property showcases 700 pieces of artwork from photography, sculptures, paintings and installations. Each piece has been created by a local artist and has been featured due to its Mediterranean, pure, timeless and cosmopolitan qualities. All the artists and designers stand out for their solid artistic career and their presence in various important collections of contemporary art.
Explore the hotel and you will stumble across stunning paintings, unique sculptures and installations that all weave organically into the fabric of the building. From the moment you enter the hotel your visual senses are stimulated as you are greeted by a showstopper piece, hanging behind the reception desk. Created by renowned Catalan artist, Regina Gimenez, ‘Door to light’, is a stunning textile mural using natural fibres, fabrics and wool from Mallorca transforming the space with neutral, white and toasted tones. With different textures, light layers and warm shades that create depth is easy to see why this takes pride of place in the lobby.
Throughout the hotel you will spot works from the likes of Mercedes Laguens, Antoni Pedraza and Bàrbara Juan. In each of the bedrooms the back wall displays a striking piece of art and the shelves are dotted with vases and sculptures bringing creativity to the heart of the property.
You’d imagine that so many pieces of artwork would bring chaos to the hotel aesthetic and design, but Reynes and ABA ART LAB have ensured that each work slots into the hotel design and is sympathetic to the space.
ABA ART LAB is an exhibition, curatorship and production of contemporary art company founded in September 2004, in Palma de Mallorca. They have their own exhibition and gallery space and curate, as well as produce some of the most important collections for private clients, companies and luxury brands.
This impressive property close to Palma, embraces the local art scene while combining the luxury and style that is synonymous with Kimpton, a must stay for design lovers.
To book a room visit Kimpton Aysla Mallorca prices start from €350 per night during winter and from €600 per night during summer season.