Belmond La Residencia
“I fell in love with Deià from the moment I first visited. It’s one of the places where I feel most creative and it was just such a natural and wonderful starting point for the whole hotel suite concept.”
This spring, Belmond La Residencia hotel have launched the new Suite No. 67 designed by Matthew. The unique space has a rustic decadence featuring Matthew’s trademark colours; modern yet playful designs, hand-drawn fauna and floral patterns and luxurious textures. While respecting the hotel’s current identity and philosophy, Matthew added his own design DNA, enhancing Suite 67 with his renowned sense of colour and detailing.
Each space of the one-bed suite has a unique atmosphere: suite 67 now feels like a private house within a hotel. “Gathering the items for suite 67 was a real labour of love, each item was hand selected for its particular design and craftsmanship,” commented Matthew.
The details are immediately highlighted when entering the Suite through the outdoor snug: “The hand-painted ceramic floor tiles by Balineum in the entrance nod to classic Mediterranean outdoor living and keep this new enclosure cool on long, hot summer days. The garden offers beautifully peaceful mountain views and a Palm Springs vibe, harking back to the glamour of 1950s California.”
Inside (the suite consists of a spacious bedroom, a bathroom and a large living area), the carefully selected items from different regions and periods were combined to create a one-of-a-kind private haven.
Hand-made ceramic lamps from Portugal with block printed shades add an intimate ambience at night through the entire suite. John Derion’s botanical art framed in the lounge brings the outside in and celebrates the island’s array of flora and fauna. Matthew’s Osborne & Little wallpaper and upholstery fabric adorns some of the walls and pieces of furniture, complemented by bespoke international furnishing and locally sourced individual pieces from Mallorca, creating a careful balance of contemporary and vintage elements. Some of Matthew’s favourites are the hand-painted ‘his and her’ wardrobes placed in the hallway connecting the two rooms. “These wardrobes take traditional Spanish carpentry to a whole new level. Meticulously painted floral bouquets adorn the facade with a turquoise patina effect adding to the suite’s rustic charm.”
Prices for Suite 67 start from 2,250 Euros per night + 10% VAT, based on two sharing and including breakfast.
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“The deluxe Suite 67, one of the largest in the hotel with its wraparound terraces, outdoor sung and private pool, is an accomplished assemblage of pieces and papers from his various collections. It is peppered with quirky touches which will no doubt become his interior hallmarks: a judicious use of pale pink and aquamarine, marabou feather-trimmed lamps, hand-painted vintage furniture and gloriously detailed wallpaper used unexpectedly on ceilings and inside cupboards.”