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Majorcan estate where Richard Branson will build ‘the most luxurious hotel in the Mediterranean’ 

These pictures show the spot where Sir Richard Branson will build ‘the most luxurious hotel in the Mediterranean’.

It will occupy a plot on the tycoon’s Son Bunyola Estate in Mallorca – part of the Virgin Limited Edition portfolio of posh properties.

Sir Richard has recently been granted permission to develop a pre-existing building on the plot, called the Finca building, which will be transformed into a super-luxurious 29-bedroom hotel.

An overview of Sir Richard Branson’s Son Bunyola estate in Mallorca where he will build ‘the most luxurious hotel in the Mediterranean’

Sir Richard has recently been granted permission to develop a pre-existing building on the plot, called the Finca building (pictured)

Sir Richard has recently been granted permission to develop a pre-existing building on the plot, called the Finca building (pictured)

The Finca building on the Son Bunyola estate is set to be transformed into a super-luxurious 29-bedroom hotel

The Finca building on the Son Bunyola estate is set to be transformed into a super-luxurious 29-bedroom hotel

The 70-year-old billionaire’s desire to build a swanky hotel on the 251-acre estate was first reported in the Majorca Daily Bulletin.

The building set to be transformed dates back to the 1800s and is surrounded by ‘vines, citrus fruit trees, almonds and hundreds of olive trees’.

There are no details as yet on what the hotel will feature, but a source told the Majorca Daily Bulletin: ‘We are hopeful to start construction work later this spring to open in 2023 and bring a beautiful historic Mallorcan building back to life in one of the most ancient areas of Banyalbufar.’

The building set to be developed dates back to the 1800s and is surrounded by 'vines, citrus fruit trees, almonds and hundreds of olive trees'

The building set to be developed dates back to the 1800s and is surrounded by ‘vines, citrus fruit trees, almonds and hundreds of olive trees’

The building's facade, along with its medieval-style tower, was severely damaged by storm-force winds last August

The building’s facade, along with its medieval-style tower, was severely damaged by storm-force winds last August

Sir Richard bought the Son Bunyola estate in 1987 but sold it in 2002. When the estate went back on the market in 2015, he snapped it up for £11million from the couple he sold it to 13 years earlier

Sir Richard bought the Son Bunyola estate in 1987 but sold it in 2002. When the estate went back on the market in 2015, he snapped it up for £11million from the couple he sold it to 13 years earlier

A source says that Mr Branson is hopeful construction work on the hotel will start later this spring and that it will open in 2023

A source says that Mr Branson is hopeful construction work on the hotel will start later this spring and that it will open in 2023

The source says the Branson team wants to 'bring a beautiful historic Mallorcan building back to life in one of the most ancient areas of Banyalbufar'

The source says the Branson team wants to ‘bring a beautiful historic Mallorcan building back to life in one of the most ancient areas of Banyalbufar’ 

Sir Richard, whose love of Mallorca dates back more than 30 years

Sir Richard, whose love of Mallorca dates back more than 30 years 

It comes after the building’s facade, along with its medieval-style tower, was severely damaged by storm-force winds last August.

Sir Richard’s love of Mallorca dates back more than 30 years.

He bought the Son Bunyola estate, on the north-west of the island, in 1987. But he sold it in 2002 after he was refused planning permission to build a luxury boutique hotel on the land.

Then, in 2015, the Son Bunyola estate went back on the market and the tycoon snapped it up for £11million from the couple he sold it to 13 years earlier and incorporated it into the Virgin Limited Edition collection.

Currently, guests can book into one of three villas – Sa Punta S’Aguila, Sa Terra Rotja and Son Balagueret.

Sa Punta De S’Aguila, meaning Eagle’s Point in Spanish, is built in the traditional Mallorcan-style and has five en-suite bedrooms, a heated swimming pool, kitchen, living and dining area. Seven nights starts from 24,300 euros (£21,001).

Sa Terra Rotja, translated from the local Mallorquí language to mean red earth, has a starting rate of 19,425 euros (£16,788) for seven nights and boasts four en-suite bedrooms and a heated pool.

Currently, guests can book into one of three villas on the Son Bunyola estate. Pictured is the Sa Punta S'Aguila villa

Currently, guests can book into one of three villas on the Son Bunyola estate. Pictured is the Sa Punta S’Aguila villa 

Each of the villas has its own private heated pool. Pictured is the one at Sa Punta de S’Aguila, offering views of the mountains

Each of the villas has its own private heated pool. Pictured is the one at Sa Punta de S’Aguila, offering views of the mountains

Sa Terra Rotja villa (pictured above), translated from the local Mallorquí language to mean red earth, has a starting rate of 19,425 euros (£16,788) for seven nights

Sa Terra Rotja villa (pictured above), translated from the local Mallorquí language to mean red earth, has a starting rate of 19,425 euros (£16,788) for seven nights

Son Balagueret, the newest villa, is a ‘traditional and secluded four-bedroom Mallorcan villa with plenty of space for guests to relax and take in the beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea’. Seven nights costs from 16,520 euros (£14,277).

Rental for prices for the villas include all drinks, meals, concierge and housekeeping services and wifi.

The other properties in the Virgin Limited Edition group are Mahali Mzuri in Kenya, Necker Island and Moskito Island in the British Virgin Islands, Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco, The Lodge in Verbier in the Swiss Alps and Ulusaba and Mont Rochelle in South Africa.


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