(MADRID) May 16, 2023 – ZEL, the exciting new hotel brand between Meliá Hotels International and tennis player Rafael Nadal, has announced its first location will open on July 1, 2023. Located along the island’s most beautiful beaches in Palmanova, ZEL Mallorca will welcome guests from around the world this summer with a unique hospitality experience that pays tribute to the Mediterranean lifestyle.
ZEL Mallorca is ideally situated 20 minutes from Palma de Mallorca’s airport and five minutes from Puerto Portals, one of Europe’s most stunning ports. Located along a half-mile stretch of stunning white sand and crystal-clear waters, ZEL Mallorca is centrally located for guests to also discover the charming capital city of Palma.
As guests enter ZEL, they will be greeted by a center patio space that serves as the heart of the hotel. At ZEL, the patio will function as a multi-use lobby, joining the various indoor and outdoor social spaces together, reflecting the Mediterranean passion for the outdoors. ZEL also offers guests two pools: a main pool with uninterrupted sea views and an adults-only pool.
Taking the love of the outdoors as design inspiration, the rooms have been conceptualized with colors, textures and shapes that convey the natural world, creating a sense of peace, wellbeing, and reflection for guests. The hotel’s interior highlights a harmonious combination of global design, with references to Italian and Greek cultures. Prints and finishes reflect maritime tones to create an energetic yet refined environment.
The hotel features 165 guestrooms, including 21 suites with incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea. Guestrooms are sprinkled with local art and feature appliances from CREATE®, giving a retro feel to the rooms while maintaining the contemporary essence. Amenities have been carefully selected by personal care company HAAN®. Having revolutionized the personal care industry with its innovative and disruptive products, HAAN® also promotes protection of the planet, a philosophy in line with Meliá Hotels International’s commitment to sustainability.
“With our first ZEL hotel in Mallorca, and the concept that we have created for the brand, we are looking to offer those moments in life that I personally enjoy so much: sailing, particularly in the Mediterranean; eating on the beach, at a beach bar or in a beach club; and relaxing while spending time with friends and family, feeling at home,” said Rafael Nadal. “This is what’s most important to me, what I wanted to bring to guests with ZEL, and I believe we have achieved it.”
ZEL Mallorca will launch an exciting new culinary experience, in partnership with popular Spanish brand Beso Beach. Beso Beach will bring its decade of experience in Mediterranean and Basque Country cuisine to the hotel’s signature restaurant, Beso Beach Mallorca. This unique location is expected to become a social epicenter throughout the year, with a picturesque seafront atmosphere. The beach club style restaurant will offer tables directly on the sand and a menu featuring signature seafood dishes including Carabinero prawns, lobster tails, mussels and more.
The open-air lobby will feature a coffee corner from Barcelona’s famed specialty coffee brand Syra Coffee, as well as its own concept store offering exclusive products from local and international brands. With more than 30 locations throughout Spain, Syra Coffee comes to ZEL Mallorca to share its meaningful coffee philosophy. Their vision is based on an environmentally-friendly product, obtained from fair-trade crops on family farms with a maximum of one hectare to avoid overexploitation, and on offering good quality, perfectly brewed, seasonal coffee to please all palates, moving consumers away from mass-produced varieties.
For wellness offerings, exercise is a key amenity for guests. ZEL Mallorca will provide guests with professional trainers to create their own daily routines. The hotel also offers a large gym with cutting-edge equipment, multifunction heated rooms, hanging equipment for outdoor activities, and meditation spaces. For those who love outdoor sports, the gardens and the spacious beaches are perfect places for group activities. Alongside the outdoor activities, the hotel also will open a spa with three treatment rooms, two jacuzzis, a steam room and a sauna.
To complete the experience, the hotel has also designed a program of concerts, music series and local excursions. Designed to connect to the essence of the Mediterranean, guests can enjoy everything from fitness boot camps and tastings of local products at incredible locations, to exploring some of the island’s most iconic destinations on foot or on a bike, with routes exclusively selected by Rafael Nadal himself.
“ZEL Mallorca has a little something for everyone,” said Antonio Albiol, General Manager of ZEL Mallorca. “We have thought of every detail to ensure a visit to our home is special and unique. Our daily programming is designed to celebrate life and includes concerts, parties on the beach and by the pool, and endless hours of music and entertainment that fits perfectly with every moment of the day.”
Rates start at $288 per night. For more information, www.holazel.com