Guest Contribution by Vera Tay Shumei
Fully rehabilitated, CAP ROCAT, was an old 19th century military fortress in Mallorca, Spain, before local architect Antonio Obrador restored it to greater heights in the form of a boutique hotel. Its beauty lies not just within its antiquity, but also within the natural landscape of Mallorca’s majestic Bay of Palma coastline and nature reserve. Set atop a hill, its location offers full panoramic views of the ocean to provide guests with the kind of serenity the hotel boasts, “Is all about simple luxury and a complete lack of ostentation.”
Slated to be Mallorca’s latest hotspot, CAP ROCAT is the definite go-to place for romantics and pleasure seekers alike. The hotel makes ample provisions for every whim and fancy in activities, luxury amenities and dining to cater to a wide variety of patrons. Some of which include: diving, yoga, cooking lessons, canopied beds, organic foods and specially hand-woven Roba de Llengues fabrics.
Keeping directly in tune with the management’s request of maintaining a sense of being “taken out of the ordinary and a feeling of timelessness”, Antonio Obrador and his studio AODENARIO embellished the place with subtle accents like bullet doorknob handles and gun carriage coffee tables. These serve as a constant reminder of the complex’s history as a fort in an attempt to preserve the strong cultural heritage of Mallorca and its surroundings.
“Cap Rocat is all about simple luxury and a complete lack of ostentation. We’ve looked at what’s here already: the architecture, the local products and the food - and worked with them, rather than against them. Having lived in Mallorca, I am very aware of its strong cultural heritage. But tradition is not about nostalgia, it’s about identity.” Pablo Carrington > Managing Director of MHM Group.