Puro Grand Hotel is living proof that Mallorca's 1327-year heritage of culture and tradition is solid and stands the test of time. Very few visitors know that Palma de Mallorca is much more than a sun and beach tourist destination, it is in fact a city full of history and secrets.
Many visitors will be unaware that the island of Mallorca was occupied for three centuries by the Muslims. For this reason, it is common to find this culture's influences in our city streets, buildings and interior decoration. A great example is the Puro Grand Hotel. During its renovation, which lasted almost two years, the architects found polychrome beams from the 12th century with Arabic writing. "The Strength of God" is the motto of the engravings found on these beams in room number 11, where guests have the unforgettable experience of sleeping in an authentic and historical jewel.
"It was a very laborious process, almost two years of renovation, in which we strived to maintain and preserve the history of Mallorca. We believe that the result has been worth it and that we can offer our guests an extraordinary hotel product," says Beltrán Álvarez de Estrada, CEO of Puro Group.
Preserving the building's original history also extends to its interior design. The decoration project has combined, with sobriety and elegance, Mediterranean and Muslim culture, creating almost pictorial spaces with a palette of sandy colours and touches of blue. Desert (sand) and blue (sea) merge organically with works of art hung throughout this luxury hotel in Palma in the form of pictures, paintings and tapestries.
Its rooms stand out for the original, Arabian-inspired bed headboards that masterfully combine with beautiful blue and white cushions with Mediterranean textures.
If you are interested in the island's culture and want to explore the city to discover its secrets and symbols, Puro Grand Hotel is the ideal place. It is situated in Palma Old Town, just a few metres from the famous Calatrava neighbourhood in Palma, where you will find the mysterious Arab Baths, which are one of the best-preserved examples of Islamic architecture in the city of Palma, the Almudaina Palace (the official residence of the Muslim chieftains of Mallorca), the renowned Cathedral of Palma, and even the remains of the Islamic wall are kept in an urn inside the Consolat de Mar next to Plaça de la Drassana.
As you can see, our island is a city that is full of secrets and living history, and Puro Grand Hotel is perfect for those who are looking for a holiday in the centre of Palma de Mallorca, discovering its culture and strolling through its streets. Every Friday and Saturday, Puro Grand Hotel serves the most famous brunch in the centre of Palma: the perfect opportunity to recharge your batteries before setting off to discover Palma's secrets.
ABOUT PURO GRAND HOTEL
Puro Grand Hotel is a 5-star Grand Luxe design hotel placed in an 18th century palace in the Old Town of Palma de Mallorca (La Lonja district). It offers 22 rooms that combine contemporary design, style and comfort, its own restaurant, Beatnik Market, and the Seaskin Life wellness experience in its spa area.
Puro Grand Hotel belongs to the Puro Hotels by Puro Group, which has three hotels in Palma de Mallorca: Puro Hotel Oasis Urbano 4*, Palacio Can Marqués 5* Grand Luxe by Puro and Puro Grand Hotel 5*. They offer a quality experience in the heart of the city of Palma: hotels surrounded by the best shops, art galleries, restaurants, bars and the main tourist attractions of the city such as the Cathedral, the famous Avenida de Jaime III and the Paseo del Borne, where guests can also enjoy days of relaxation in two of the best beach clubs on the island: Purobeach Palma and Purobeach Illetas.