Concepció by Nobis, now open – Hospitality Net


With its laid-back charm, abundance of culture, and the easy duality of sea and city, it’s no wonder the Nobis Group chose Palma as the location for their first property outside of Scandinavia. Opened in June in the Mallorcan capital, Concepció by Nobis combines the Swedish brand’s Scandinavian flair with sophisticated Spanish charm, both presented in a historic building on the edge of the city’s old town. Housing just 31 rooms, Concepció by Nobis is as much a place for people to socialize as it is an intimate place to stay, as evidenced by the property’s flow of open spaces which includes a restaurant, bar and lounge, for meetings and events, and an exceptional swimming pool and terrace. With a design concept elevated by longtime architecture partner WingÃ¥rdhs and frequent recognition of local crafts and artisans, this new center promises to excite.

Located in a central part of Palma, where the old town meets the Santa Catalina district, Concepció by Nobis holds its court in a corner of the city steeped in history. Named after the street in which it is located – Carrer de la Concepció, once a well-known market for olive oil – the hotel occupies a site that dates from the mid-16th century and a property that at various times was a soap factory and a private residence. The result is a building steeped in many elements of the past in a place where modern and lively bars and restaurants jostle with cultural monuments like the Plaça d’Espanya, the Mercat de Santa Catalina and the Mercat de l’Olivar.

All of this provides a picturesque backdrop for a hotel that emphasizes aesthetics. Redesigned by Swedish studio WingÃ¥rdhs, alongside Spanish firms Jordi Herrero Arquitectos and Eduardo Garcia Acuna Arquitectos, the 16th century decor now radiates layers of brass and wood. This is accentuated by a large inventory of furniture, lighting and equipment from internationally renowned brands, testifying to the hotel’s reputation for design. In addition to the Carl Hansen armchairs in the bedrooms and Örsjö lighting, the property is dotted with pieces from brands such as Artek, HAY and B&B Italia, which coexist comfortably with the carefully restored arches, pillars and vaults of the building. This seamless fusion of old and new is embodied in the creation of a bespoke tile series; fruit of a partnership with the local ceramic brand Huguet. Inspired by the Mallorcan landscape, specialists created a green and white watercolor style tile designed by WingÃ¥rdhs exclusively for the hotel, with each piece handcrafted by skilled Huguet artisans in a workshop just east of Palma , and applied to the entrance floor,, and bathrooms.

A similar Mediterranean spirit is found in the rooms and suites, the 31 of which are also underlined by a poignant Scandinavian presence. Here, crisp white walls contrast with black beams and doors, and a mix of dark and neutral textiles rub shoulders with local handcrafted carpentry, all bathed in natural light. In addition to bespoke Huguet tiles in the bathrooms and coffee tables by Zanat, notable details include lattice canvas headboards by Swedish brand Gemla and floor lamps by Le Klint, while the Terrazza room in generous dimensions also has its own private patio. Toiletries from cult Swedish fragrance brand Byredo complete this cool mix and bring to mind both the hotel’s Scandinavian roots and its overall theme of contemporary elegance.

The common areas of the hotel introduce a fluidity of spaces in which guests can easily slip from room to room. Meetings, meals, work and rest are all facilitated in Concepció by Nobis’ spacious living room, a room defined by common tables and various nooks and crannies ideal for spontaneous meetings and moments of peace. Organized functions can be arranged in the hotel’s separate meeting room and bedroom, two elegant spaces that have been dressed by WingÃ¥rdhs in vintage furniture and chandeliers. Elsewhere, the hotel’s restaurant, Xalest, serves a simple but authentic menu of Mallorcan-inspired classics crafted with a contemporary twist by local chef Xema lvarez, as well as a bar where tapas, regional wines and cocktails are served. bespoke are also available. All of this is rounded off by a rare treat in this city: a spacious outdoor space in which a sun terrace and an outdoor swimming pool come together for an oasis of serenity in central Palma. Additional rest is accelerated in the sauna and relaxation area on the ground floor of the hotel, while guests looking for a higher pace will appreciate the adjacent gym which caters to all requirements. of a modern fitness area in town.


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