Casino de Ibiza – New Renovations

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    CASINO DE IBIZA has unveiled a new multi-sensory nightlife experience in which interior design and gastronomy share top billing with premium gaming. In the process it recaptures the luxury and exclusivity of the Mediterranean’s most exclusive casinos, with a distinct Ibizan accent.The aesthetic of the new venue is far from conventional, drawing upon the island itself as a source of inspiration. Designer Patricia Urquiola said: “The idea was to create a casino for Ibiza, blending the tradition of the place with the energy of the island. The result is an atmosphere in which the recurring architectural motifs, materials, fabrics and patterns evoke the Ibizan emprendadas, the gold necklaces that the countrywomen wear on their wedding days as a token of their wealth. The project also evokes the Mediterranean landscape by using wooden trellises that intercept sightlines and allow light to pass through”.

    This refined setting plays host to both gastronomy and art, for which CASINO DE IBIZA has partnered with HEART Ibiza, the new creative experience from the Adrià brothers and Cirque du Soleil, which opens its doors this summer.

    The menu devised by HEART Ibiza for CASINO DE IBIZA comprises fresh and original dishes, inspired by all the flavours and colours in the world and transformed into mouth-watering delicacies including cured Galician beef tenderloin, grilled gyozas with ponzu sauce and roasted apple ice cream.

    An exquisite list of 20 cocktails, also created by HEART Ibiza, is distinguished by a hint of spices such as vanilla and curry, featuring ice cubes fashioned with playing-card symbols. Specialities include the ‘Red Lips’, cocoa infused vodka, raspberries, ground black pepper and lime and the ‘Woman’s Wagon’, a non-alcoholic cocktail featuring black tea, thyme infusion and curry syrup.

    The CASINO DE IBIZA shares a location with the Ibiza Gran Hotel complex on Ibiza’s golden mile. Both are the settings for spectacular artworks by artists such as Takashi Murakami, whose installations will continue to evolve over the course of the season, supplying the finishing touch to the experience.

    Daniel Fountain / 26.06.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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