LUX Autumn 2018

92 Iberostar making memories in majorca Those seeking to discover the beauty of the sumptuous island of Majorca need look no further than Iberostar, a resort operator dedicated to offering luxury and indulgence in a friendly atmosphere perfect for every visitor. Offering more than just a stay in the sun, the resort operator provides itself on giving guests a gastronomic experience they will never forget. Majorca is a stunning holiday destination that is perfect for a variety of travellers; from families to couples, individuals to corporate travellers, there is something for everyone on this glorious island. Popularly known as the ‘island of calm’ it is a place that brings to life the traveller’s dream. Hallmarks of this privileged corner of the Balearic archipelago include incredible monuments, museums, a wide range of leisure options, the essence of Mediterranean cuisine, and of course idyllic beaches surrounded by turquoise waters. With combinations of its picture-perfect landscapes, which leave newcomers speechless, and its ambiance of tranquillity, Iberostar offers an array of resorts designed to ensure that every guest enjoys an exceptional experience. Everything from relaxed family resorts through to high-class exclusive boutique hotels is offered, so there is something for everyone at any Iberostar hotel in Majorca, with the resort provider operating a range of venues each designed to offer guests the perfect island getaway. Among the exceptional resorts that the firm has to offer is the new Iberostar Grand Portals Nous, a luxury adults-only boutique hotel in an exclusive location on the island offering an experience to delight the five senses. Savour the infinite flavours of the cuisine and feel the smoothness of your skin as you leave the spa. Listen to the sound of the waves from your balcony, contemplate the spectacular landscape or smell the rich aroma of coffee in your room. Designed by the renowned Dutch designer Marcel Wanders and welcoming adults only, the Retreat Exclusive hotel offers tranquillity and peace for those who wish to indulge and savour their time in Majorca. Every little detail is taken care of, so you do not have to worry about a thing. The hotel’s butlers, trained by the prestigious association, The British Butlers Guild, will advise you as to the perfect aroma for sleeping soundly and will provide you with an endless list of services to make sure your stay is second to none. Decadence and indulgence abound throughout the resort, which boasts Swarovski® lighting on the ceiling, and thematic suites such as the Stargazing Suite. For any gourmands visiting Iberostar Grand Portals Nous, the hotel offers a gourmet restaurant, Astir, which provides you with indulgent local dishes and exotic meals that have been created especially for the hotel’s esteemed clientele. Smell the scent of charcoal and barbecued meat and enjoy a taste of the sea in each and every fresh fish and seafood dish on offer. Accompany it with a glass of cava at two temperatures, or any of the wines from the hotel’s selection. There are more than 100 to choose from, meaning there is something to satisfy everyone. Keen to offer a range of options, Iberostar offers a selection of establishments, each tailored to meet the needs of its esteemed guests. At the Iberostar Grand Portals Nous the new hotel chef, Iván Crespo, has created a menu in