Sir Richard Branson restores historic Mallorcan estate
Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson’s luxury collection of award-winning hotels and retreats, is developing a brand-new small luxury 28-bedroom hotel on its Son Bunyola Estate in the stunning Tramuntana region of Mallorca.The hotel, already in construction, consists of the restoration of a historic Finca (rural land with an estate building) and surrounding landscape on the beautiful Son Bunyola Estate, part of the Virgin Limited Edition portfolio. Due to open in summer 2023 as the Son Bunyola Hotel, the development of the Finca will form an integral part of a spectacular 810-acre estate, positioned on a Unesco World Heritage Site, which already occupies the collection’s three stand-alone luxury private villas. Dating back to the 15th century and surrounded by vines, citrus fruit trees, almond and olive trees the Finca is a historical monument, central to the private estate and fundamental to the history of the local area. The hotel will retain all the original features of the Finca, bringing it back to life as a stunning new hotel in one of the most prestigious and protected areas of the Tramuntana region, along with incredible sweeping views of the Mediterranean coastline. The hotel will comprise the main Finca, and the Tafona, which previously contained the historic olive press as well as several annexe buildings. These will house 28 stunning rooms and suites, including two showcase Tower Suites – one of which was originally a medieval defence tower built in the 15th century. The hotel will offer two restaurants, lounges, a several external dining terraces and an impressive brand-new swimming pool with incredible views of the surrounding countryside and Mallorca’s famous Foradada.