|Project Name||The Standard Ibiza||Posted in||Hotels, Design, Interior Design||Location||
9 Carrer de Bartomeu Vicent Ramon
07800 Eivissa BalearesSpain
|Telephone||+34 871 02 79 06||Completed||April 2022||Rooms||67 rooms and suites|
The Standard hospitality brand is known for its hip urban skyscraper hotels and glamorous coastal resorts so it was only a matter of time before they launched a property that would combine both worlds. Enter The Standard Ibiza, which opened its doors last year in the heart of Ibiza’s Old Town, a few steps away from the waterfront. Replacing an old movie theatre, the new building’s crisp white, streamlined exterior, courtesy of acclaimed Spanish architectural designer Lázaro Rosa Violán and Barcelona-based architect Carlos Ferrater, echoes the town’s whitewashed, balcony-dotted architecture as well as pays homage to The Standard’s original Los Angeles property on Sunset Boulevard which permanently closed in 2021. Taking a page from the building’s Los Angeles connection, interior design practice Oskar Kohnen Studio introduced a Californian mid-century design language in the hotel’s interiors that is also attuned to the island’s landscape and vernacular heritage.
Underpinned by a soothing palette of muted hues, natural materials and organic textures, the hotel is a calm oasis that celebrates the uncomplicated sophistication of Ibizan life. That’s not to say that it lacks The Standard’s vibrant energy; on the contrary, a street-level, all-day restaurant and a vibrant rooftop venue complete with sweeping views, a pool and a bar that hosts mood-setting DJ sets and intimate acoustic sessions, make it a buzzy hang-out where locals and guests can revel throughout the year.
Relaxed, understated sophistication lies at the heart of Oskar Kohnen Studio’s interior design in both the public areas of the hotel and the 67 rooms. Grounded in a muted colour palette of white, cream and earthy hues, and enveloped in natural materials like travertine, hessian, cotton and wood, the public spaces convey a sense of calm, warmth and understated elegance. Vintage European pieces that intentionally disrupt the new building’s sheen of refinement add a note of tactility and age, while street-art-style murals by Colombian, Madrid-based artist Nicolás Villamizar that celebrate the fluidity of island life, inject playful touches.
For the hotel’s flagship restaurant, “Jara”, a street side café-meets-modern brasserie that spills out onto Ibiza’s iconic Vara de Ray, the Studio went for a fresher more energetic ambience, offsetting the predominant white interiors with vibrant splashes of green hues, floral prints and lush tropical plants. A nod to the restaurant’s name, which is taken from a flowering plant native to the Mediterranean, the verdant accents also allude to its farm-to-table offerings, which include agrarian dishes such as vine-ripened tomato tartare alongside paellas and other Spanish classics.
Underpinned by muted colours and natural materials and layered classic furniture designs, the hotel’s 67 rooms are less flamboyant than the public areas opting instead for understated contemporary elegance. “We wanted the rooms to feel minimal, a little sparse even, reflecting the desire in hot climates to have a stripped back interior and a need for lightness”, Oskar Kohnen Studio says.
One block away from the hotel, there’s also the private residence "Casa Privada" which can be fully or partially taken over by large families or groups of friends. Spread over five floors, the building houses 14 individual guest accommodations, including two terrace suites with outdoor tubs, plus a dedicated rooftop pool and bar, yoga studio and private lounge that are only accessible to guests of the Casa, making it the perfect crossover between hotel and home.
Undoubtedly, the venue that best encapsulates The Standard’s signature combination of unabashed fun and cool stylishness is “Up”, the hotel’s rooftop pool, bar and restaurant. Here, sweeping views over the city’s iconic Castle provide a scenic backdrop to tropical cocktails and poolside snacks during the day, lavish wines and aperitifs in the evening, and DJ sets and acoustic sessions into the night. While it doesn’t compete with the island’s mega-clubs, guests can still get into all sorts of trouble flirting, dancing and drinking beneath the stars until the wee hours as befitting Ibiza’s iconoclastic spirit and the brand’s un-standard-ness.