A short drive from Palma in the foothills of the UNESCO World Heritage Tramuntana Mountains is Son Net, a newly independently co-owned property that is now under the management of the team behind Finca Cortesin – the enchanting, award-winning Southern Spanish bolthole in Andalusia.
“It is an honour to be able to revive Son Net, that I have long admired as a beautiful and historic estate on the island,” said Javier Lopez Granados, CEO & President of Single Home S.A. and Finca Cortesin. “Following the success of Finca Cortesin, we felt that a second property was the natural next step for the brand, and we are excited to bring the spirit of what we have created in Andalusia to Mallorca, while offering something fresh for the destination, next spring.”
The hotel’s setting in the Tramuntana Mountains is one of the main attractions and forms the dramatic backdrop of Son Net.
Over centuries, this Mallorcan manor house was passed down through the hands of several prominent Spanish families and became one of the most prestigious residential estates on the island. With just 31 suites, Son Net will juxtapose elegant, palatial architecture with tastefully transformed interiors that are relaxed, romantic, and intimate and framed by breath-taking views of citrus orchards, and its lush Mediterranean gardens. Famed for its history and classical design, during its transformation, Son Net will preserve many of the mansion’s original features: rustic beams, stone floors and archways, carved wooden ceilings, antique fireplaces, an original 17th century interior courtyard and spring-fed well, and private family chapel. There will also be a curated private art collection.
“I know Mallorca extremely well, and Son Net was always a personal, firm favourite hotel on the island,” said René Zimmer, Managing Director, Finca Cortesin Hotels & Resorts. “Son Net in fact inspired much of Finca Cortesin in its early years, and it therefore feels very special to recreate – with its own quintessentially Majorcan flair, of course – the essence of Finca Cortesin in Mallorca, and what makes it so unique. I feel confident that the soul of Finca Cortesin is a perfect fit for this island, and the renewed Son Net will exemplify this.”
Spanning 57,000 square metres of private landscape, there will be multiple pools flanked by private shaded cabanas, encircled by impeccably tended lawns and flowerbeds that give way to an ecological vegetable and herb garden, small farm, and private vineyard. Food will all be locally sourced, with native orange and lemon trees growing on the estate, fresh seafood procured directly from the island, and fresh olive oil tastings from a century-old olive press. The vineyard will produce Malvasia white wine that supplies the large, open wine cellar.
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