Everything counts in a first impression
Since summer 2016, Mallorca has a new luxury hotel. The international chain Park Hyatt opened its first hotel in the north east of the island and guests can expect the latest 5-star comfort, exceptional service and a very successful concept.
The hilly green landscape in the north-east is just the right setting to build a luxury resort in Mallorcan style. Inconspicuously constructed on the top of the mountain, the new Park Hyatt Mallorca is located above the Canyamel golf course, overlooking the old guard tower of the bay and only 20 minutes' walk from the fine sandy beach.
But what makes this hotel so different? Or is it just another 5 star hotel in Majorca? I've tried it. Everything counts in a first impression.
We are glad to have you here
I admit, Canyamel is not perfectly situated next to the airport, but the 1 hour trip from Palma is worth even for island residents. The North east of Mallorca is so much different to the rest, incredible virgin, with much tranquility but still with good infrastructure.
Here, where Spanish watches tick, a complex of decent Mallorcan sandstone is nestled on the hills, adorned with pure luxury. It seems like one of those 3 flowers villages from the travel guide but it is the Park Hyatt Mallorca!
When I arrived on the other side of the island, at the "village entrance" my car was taken over by the staff, parked in the underground parking (Valet Parking) and several employees welcome me in very kind and honest way. Whether you take a café, juice or a cava to the welcome really does no matter, the views circle through the stylishly designed room out into the well-kept garden.
My first impression on arrival: I feel comfortable here. Trained, hospitable staff has fun at work, country-style architecture meets classic interior and a lot of peace promises relaxing days.
Living the Spanish village life
This village invites to stroll around the whole day ......
The architects of the Park Hyatt in Canyamel have managed to take the guests on a trip to Mallorca without leaving the resort. The hotel is not only built in the style of a Mallorquin mountain village it offers the same infrastructure: take a coffee on the town square, stroll along the river and learn about the local trees which all have a story to tell. Stairs are not a handicap nor a training course - discerning guest are picked up at any time by a golf buggy driver and several pools make the way to the beach superfluous.
Is there any reason to leave the resort? Maybe to play golf. There are 4 excellent golf courses just around the corner: Canyamel, Golf Son Servera, Pula Golf and Capdepera Golf. And experience a bit of culture, for example in the nearby places Artá and Canyamel.
Culinary delusion is superfluous. Two excellent restaurants offer plenty of variety in the evening. "Asia" pampers you with the best from Thailand, Nepal, Korea & Co. and "Tapas" spoils its guests, as the name suggests, with Spanish treats.
And if you are longing for even more Mallorca, the Serenity Spa will spoil you with local beauty treatments.
My first impression of the resort: I´ll stay here! It´s not any kind of resort (you might think of entertainment and all inclusive) but a luxury resort on a very high level with a lot of peace, extremely friendly staff, excellent restaurants and above all pure luxury.
Olive, almond, fig or lavender?
I chose fig and live in the building of the same name overlooking the old watchtower, meadows and a small bit of the sea. The classic design rooms have it all: iPad, TV in the bathroom mirror and illuminated toilets are only some technical holiday companions. As a contrast, the teak wood furniture on the private large terrace and an art sculpture at the entrance hall almost appears time-honored (but very lovely).
My first impression in the room: Welcome to a hotel room of the next generation without colorful “no-needs” but with quite a lot of style and quality. I feel good here.
Luxury holidays from the first moment
I confess, due to my first impressions, the Park Hyatt Mallorca is not any other luxury hotel on Mallorca, it is a successful combination of country-style architecture in wonderful surroundings, with highest comfort and, what is really unique, excellent staff.
The location in the north east of the island makes the Park Hyatt certainly uncompetitive, but it makes it even an interesting alternative to the popular South West with its lively places, golf courses and marinas. If you are looking for peace but do not want to miss any luxury and utmost comfort, you will surely get a frequent guest at the Park Hyatt Mallorca ....
My second impressions follow soon.
Find more information about the Park Hyatt Mallorca here:
PARK HYATT MALLORCA
Urbanización Atalaya de Canyamel, Vial A, 12
Canyamel, Spanien, 07589
Tel: +34 871 81 1234
Text and photos: Nicole Rose