August 17, 2021
Looking over the Mediterranean Sea and with the best views of Dalt Vila, this hotel has become one of the most exclusive on the island thanks to its futuristic façade, innovative facilities and personalised services.
An oasis of design and wellness, Ibiza Corso Hotel & Spa is one of the most exclusive hotels in the Balearic Islands thanks to its cutting-edge design and the personalised services it offers to guests.
The architecture of the hotel - built in the 1970s - perfectly captures the contrasting cultures found on the island, with its new ventilated façade featuring overlapping asymmetric lines, connecting the hotel with its natural and urban landscape. "My approach is based on understanding the customer's stay as a pause that allows them to switch up their routine, so they need to feel at home, without it looking anything like home. For the former, I put my faith in my team; and the latter, the interior designers who've worked on every inch of the hotel. There isn't just one aesthetic", says Nieves Bustamante, the hotel's general manager.
This dialogue with the environment can be seen in the main focus of the façade, designed in white with the Krion® mineral compact and XLIGHT porcelain. Systems designed by Butech's technical department were used by PORCELANOSA Group staff to install the pieces.
The installation - along with the resistance, easy cleaning properties and practically zero porosity of Krion® - has improved the building's sound insulation and energy efficiency.
Ibiza Corso Hotel & Spa champions the kind of luxury that's based on the customer experience and taking care of the details, as can be seen in its common areas, harmonious spa and the 173 bedrooms that open out to the Mediterranean.
The hotel's reception area is brimming with the serene and multicultural spirit that's shaped Ibiza's identity, where the mix of languages, gastronomy and art has created a melting pot of cultures on the island. This is reflected in its entrance, designed using the Porcelanosa Heritage collection combined with the firm's PAR-KER® ceramic parquet. To create this unified look, they used Colorstuk Rapid Gris grout by Butech which makes the space safer and stronger thanks to its high technical performance and fineness.
The Corso Restaurant, meanwhile, has a bolder, more eclectic look, and leads on from the entrance. With a futuristic retro aesthetic featuring gold, copper and claret tones combined with Versailles style mirrors, bulb lighting and blue and yellow upholstered chairs, the burlesque dining space has a somewhat bohemian feel thanks to the PAR-KER® ceramic parquet (flooring throughout) and Prisma Bronze volumetric prism tiles by Porcelanosa, extending to the kitchen.
The heated hydrotherapy swimming pool has been designed as an extension to the 600m2 spa. With huge picture windows overlooking Botafoch Marin ushering in the island light, the area has a sauna, hammam, oxygen cabin and solarium area where you can drink in the Ibizan marine landscape.
A warm and quiet space where each and every element of the design supports the healthy lifestyle championed by the hotel. Highlights here include the Porcelanosa Nebraska ceramic wood (non-slip version) sealed using Epotech Nature Doussie joins by Butech, used as flooring throughout the area and making the swimming pool safer; combined with Noa Tanzania Almond wood inspired cladding and the blue mosaic tiles adorning the swimming pool.
Warm and neutral rooms for unwinding
All rooms at the Hotel Ibiza Corso feature neutral décor based on soft tones, concrete-like textures and light wood furniture.
This aesthetic extends to the en-suite bathrooms, with undulating Ona White Matt wall tiles by Porcelanosa and Manhattan Colonial ceramic parquet (PAR-KER®) flooring, also by the firm. "The aesthetic is the most important consideration, but never losing sight of two other key points: resistance and maintenance. The luxury we're looking for focuses on the customer's sensations when they stay with us", Bustamante points out.
Photo: Álex del Río