Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza opened today (18 May) on the White Isle, days after releasing details of its Sublimotion restaurant at a London event.
The hotel has teamed up with Michelin-star Paco Roncero, who has been developing the restaurant, the world’s most expensive at around GBP1,200 a head, during the last two years with his team in his Madrid ‘lab’.
At the London launch, Roncero said the restaurant will ignite all senses and emotion to create a theatre-style environment in the restaurant, which seats 12 people at a time.
The aromas, colours and music in the restaurant will change with each dish with projections on the table matching flavours and the experience.
Roncero will also open the Estado Puro tapas restaurant in the new hotel complex with a modern take on traditional Spanish dishes.
Both restaurants will be two of 11 available at the new resort, which opened yesterday with performances by Chic and Nile Rodgers.
It has 493 rooms, a Rock Spa, and poolside stage among its facilities, with the décor taking from Hard Rock’s modern musical influences.
Speaking at the London launch, Hamish Dodds, president and CEO of Hard Rock International said: “This hotel is very special for the Ibiza market and we are hoping to go a long way. It’s part of an expanding brand of great hotels, casinos and restaurants and the underbelly of a pipeline of projects.”
The hotel has been built in partnership with the Palladium Hotel Group which operates the Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel.
“Music is very important and matches the ethos of the company and Ibiza,” said Palladium’s CEO Abel Matutes Prats. “Our plan was to change Playa d’en Bossa from a three-star location and we knew it had the capability of becoming a five-star destination and reach to the aspirational clientele.”