Travel: Check into this adults-only hotel where Miami meets the Mediterranean
Paradise found: check into the adults-only hotel where Miami meets the Mediterranean
San Antonio Bay’s skyline is an unforgettable mirage of tourist-packed terrace bars, bronzed bodies on sunbeds and show-stopping sunsets. But strolling past the Paradiso Ibiza Art Hotel in the heart of the city, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in Miami. Designed by Spanish studio Ilmiodesign and opened in June this year, the hotel is a stylistic homage to the Miami Modern ‘Mimo’ architecture movement. More than a place to stay, it’s also a curator of events and exhibitions, an artists’ residence, a patron and gallery with a revolving program.
A transparent yellow cube in the lobby is part of the hotel’s Zero Suite Residencies. The program runs one weekend a month and invites young artists to stay for free in the glass suite and create artworks. Guests can then interact and watch the process
THERE’S MORE TO IBIZA THAN FOAM PARTIES AND PIÑA COLADAS, AND THIS ART-OBSESSED HOTEL IS SET TO TRANSFORM THE ISLAND INTO A CREATIVE OASIS
Each of the hotel’s 60 rooms – which sleep up to five people – are decorated with neon lighting, colourful furniture reminiscent of the ’70s and carpet tiles in turquoise, yellow and pink. Mosaic tiles in custom colours made by Vitrogres are featured throughout the hotel and pool. Inspired by their Italian heritage and the Italian design firm Archizoom, Ilmiodesign architect Michele Corbani and industrial designer Andrea Spada worked with furniture manufacturer isimar to create the sofas, armchairs and tables.
Rooms are colour-coded by floor and furnished with original artworks by contemporary artists and Smeg fridges. The headboards are inspired by Ettore Sottsass’ Ultrafragola mirror. Outside there are two pools, a pink and lavender circular bar and cabanas.
While there’s plenty to do around San Antonio, which is nestled on the south west coast of Ibiza (it’s famous for its calm beaches, natural harbour, palm-lined promenade and nightlife), Paradiso is a buzzing hub of activity you may never want to leave. As well as the Adda Gallery, the venue has a tattoo parlour, live music, and during summer it runs Cinerama Dorado – an outdoor cinema showing cult films. If you’re still hungry for more, dine poolside at the hotel’s restaurant, Andy’s, with a cocktail in hand. After all, this is Ibiza.