Chance or fate?
Any little decision could be the source of an intense love story or a stroke of luck that changes your whole life. In any event, your own story has brought you here and made you a witness and a part of a great adventure. Our adventure.
In 2001 chance and fate brought Carmen Cordón and Ignacio Jiménez to live in Mallorca, a young couple who quickly fell in love with the island and its people.
The perfect hotel
For 14 years both of them developed their professional careers in Majorca with great success, until in 2009, an unexpected setback in their lives, combined with the couple’s enterprising and restless temperaments, caused their lives to change 180 degrees. This is when they decided to pursue their dreams, the first of them: to start up what would be the perfect hotel.
After years of searching, one day, while strolling through the forgotten patios and streets of Palma de Mallorca, the ideal building came to them. It all started the day they kicked open the gate, blocked by rubble, and then centuries of memories and nobility appeared right in front of their eyes… A piece of history that couldn’t be left to die.
How to rescue a mansion from neglect
The renovation led to the discovery of a collection of information that didn’t even appear in the city’s historical archives. The building was the old Curia of the Barony of Bunyolí dating back to 1576. When the original floor plan was restored and the five Gothic arches that connected the entire block were discovered, the historians and archaeologists of the city celebrated this discovery by including it as one of the city’s buildings of highest interest.
The jars used to store grain and food produced from the harvest on Baron’s land were discovered, and they are now on display at the hotel, while many others were donated to the archaeological museum of Palma. In May 2014, the Hotel Boutique Posada Terra Santa opened its doors to the world and Carmen and Ignacio were able to watch their dream come true.
From the Barony of Bunyoli to you
However, it’s not only your story, dear guest, that brought you here today, nor is the story of Carmen and Ignacio that counts, but rather the history of this building, the one that made it so unique.
A building that is the heart of the Hidden Away Hotels chain, which also runs the Gran Hotel Inglés in Madrid, the oldest in the capital.
Buildings that tell stories, places where the past, present and future come together in an idyllic setting, as if time had no beginning or end.
MALLORCA, PARADISE UNKNOWN
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