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

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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.

PER­FOR­MANCE ART

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

ART DECO-DENT

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.

PAS­TICHE PAR­ADISE

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.

CUL­TURE CLUB

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.

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