Designed to nurture your artistic spirit, Paradiso Ibiza Art Hotel is the game-changing hotel that lets its personality shine brightly.
Easily the most famous of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Ibiza attracts millions of travellers in search of picture-perfect beaches and over-the-top parties that go well into the night. In the height of the summer, the cream of the world’s top DJs headline some of the most iconic discotecas in the world, hence its reputation as the ultimate destination for clubbers. Yet, you wouldn’t know it before the sun sets over the sea. During the day, Ibiza feels like a secluded island getaway with some of the most tranquil coastlines in the entire Mediterranean.
Whether you’re drawn for the non-stop nightlife, afternoons spent under the sun, or a bit of both, Paradiso Ibiza Art Hotel makes for a fresh and exciting way to enjoy the island with a creative twist. This charming hotel is a place where you can expect to find everything you need to feel at ease, but also have fun and nurture your creative spirit. Inspired by art, music, design, fashion and movies, this discerning place is a game-changer within the cultural fabric of Ibiza.
From the moment you pull up to the dramatic exterior, Paradiso proudly lets its personality shine. Taking cues from Miami’s post-war architectural movement, the Art Deco building is decked out with whimsical elements and playful design. Created by Ilmio Design studio, the irresistible interior seduces the eye with a palette of pale pink, lavender and mint tones in perfect sync.
This hotel is equal parts bold and brash, yet curiously beautiful and teeming with life. The palette of pastel colours and curved architecture soothes the eye, while retro features such as chromatic tiled flooring, rimmed mirrors and neon lighting are a vivid nod to Miami in the 70s. Paradiso injects this old-school glamour and vibrancy into the heart of this Spanish paradise. The sense of individuality fills the atmosphere of the hotel, complemented nicely by the surrounding palm trees and calm waters of the Mediterranean.
Don’t be fooled by the vibrant surface, however, as there’s substance as well as style at Paradiso, with art being the central theme. This is apparent from the moment you step foot in the lobby, which feels like a special sanctuary thanks to changing art exhibitions and exuberant décor. The nearby library is filled with books on contemporary art, film, photography and design, in which guests can peruse with a cocktail in hand when in need of further creative stimuli. There’s even an art gallery located within the hotel, with a guest entrance coming from inside and a separate one accessed from outside for the public.
Whether you’re an artist yourself or simply eager for inspiration, rest assured that you’re getting something different at Paradiso, where life revolves around art. Three different art exhibitions take place during the high season and all are related to the hotel’s concept with tie-in activities around each event. The dedicated urban art program, called Art Paradiso, is curated by artist Iñaki Domingo and filmmaker Diana Kunst, having already drawing names including Marco Torres, Pau Sanz i Vila, Marylou Faure and Yoko Honda.
One of the most exciting elements of the program is the Zero Suite micro-residencies where young, avant-garde artists are invited to stay in a glass-walled bedroom located in the hotel lobby. The invitees will live, sleep and work in these glass cubes for guests to observe at all times. While soaking up the atmosphere of Ibiza and Paradiso, the artists will create and display artwork, as well as take over the hotel’s social media, which explores digital art and interaction with guests.
Of course, this creative spirit extends to each of Paradiso’s suites with each getting its own artwork, ten of which are by local artists. It’s more than simply hanging art in the rooms, however, as Paradiso has created a constantly changing art calendar that’s constantly rotating through different disciplines and forms. The sublime hues of pink and lavender continue to the suites, whereas furniture from the 70s pile on touches of retro cool. Smeg refrigerators and marshall speakers provide subtle finishing touches.
The rectangular pool is lined by billowing cabanas and cream canopies, whereas potted cacti run the length of the building and splits in two around the circular statement bar. You can unwind on one of the Balinese beds or extra-large sun loungers, or opt for delicious cocktails and other drinks from the pool bar. Resident DJs play on the elegant pool terrace too, playing an upbeat mix of house and ambient tunes throughout the day.
Being right next to the main strip of San Antonio Bay, you’ll find many charming shops, restaurants, bars and cafes within walking distance. The nearby Kumharas, a restaurant and cocktail bar, is a local favourite, whereas the beaches of Cala Conta and Cala Bassa are connected by regular bus and ferry services.
Ibiza may feel a little over-saturated at times with parties that are quite similar, but Paradiso provides a glimmer of authenticity that stems from its passion for art. There will even be an on-site milliner and tattoo booth, where body art can come into the equation. The striking design, convenience facilities, comfortable rooms and great atmosphere allow Paradiso Ibiza to captivate and inspire in equal measure.
Words by Braeden Alexander – Plan your next trip with Best Stays.