Imagery courtesy of Melia Motels Worldwide.
Villa Le Blanc by Gran Meliá is making its debut this month because the island of Menorca’s first grand luxurious lodge.
The model’s fifteenth lodge worldwide, this property stands out as an energy-efficient prototype carbon impartial lodge with a hospitality expertise that displays the environment.
This five-star resort drawing on the island lifestyle will open as the most recent member, and first for Menorca, of the Main Motels of the World assortment. Sustainability is a spotlight right here with plans to realize a carbon impartial footprint by means of applied sciences that cut back emissions in addition to offsetting initiatives.
Villa Le Blanc by Gran Meliá comes from a renovation of what was as soon as the Sol Seashore Home Resort on Santo Tomás Seashore. Led by architect Álvaro Sans, the transformation of this property now sees the interiors pair easy and up to date design with luxurious touches.
“Villa Le Blanc is impressed by the vernacular structure of the island villages. Amongst different options, particular prominence is given to the Menorcan arches and the whitewashed partitions so typical of native homes,” stated Álvaro Sans from the ASAH studio.
“From a technical perspective, we now have rescued the normal use of tiles, which have been used down the ages in Menorca to fight the wet winters and which historically have been at all times painted white to replicate the warmth in summer time.”
Gabriel Escarrer, vp and CEO of Meliá, commented: “Villa Le Blanc is a dream come true for our firm as a result of a undertaking like this enables us to maneuver ahead in direction of lodge decarbonisation.”
“It’s also in such a particular place because the Biosphere Reserve of Menorca, making it one of the crucial tangible outcomes of our dedication to a lodge mannequin based mostly on excellence, duty and sustainability”.
Highlights of the 159-key property embrace S’Amarador Restaurant showcasing native flavours and produce, the brand new Cru restaurant led by restaurateur Joan Canals and a wellness space by French agency Anne Semonin.
Native gastronomy and wellness
Of the lodge’s 159 rooms, 14 are premium rooms and 86 are supreme rooms. These rooms are joined by the Penthouse Suite, Swim-Up Grasp Suite and Presidential Suite providing luxurious facilities and sea views from personal balconies and swimming pools. Rooms are adorned in white and blue and include out of doors areas.
The entire lodge’s culinary providing focuses on highlighting components from the island’s farms. S’Amarador Restaurant pays tribute to the famend restaurant of the identical identify in Ciutadella city with native dishes showcasing native seafood and positive wines.
Restaurateur Joan Canals is then pouring his experience and the character of famed Ulises Restaurant into the brand new venue, Cru. This web site will place the deal with the harvest of land and sea in up to date dishes.
Company will even have the ability to retreat to the lodge’s new Anne Semonin Paris spa the place therapies and experiences are based mostly on vegan cosmetics and pure merchandise. The lodge can also be launching a line of in-room facilities together with toilet merchandise and aromas designed by Carner Barcelona artisan perfumers.