With its exceptional views overlooking the old town, Dalt Vila and the Mediterannean sea, it’s easy to see why the Grand Hotel in Ibiza is one of the most sought-after luxury accommodation choices on this vibrant Balearic island. Frequented by the rich and famous, this opulent five-star establishment is all about the glamour and sophistication – and serves up both by the bucketload in a way that only it knows how.
The hotel, which features 157 suites, all with original artwork and facing the pool and the harbour or Ibiza town, enjoys a prime location just 10 minutes’ walk from the spectacularly sandy Talamanca beach, and is just a short stroll from trendy nightspots Such as Pacha and Cavalli.
Managing to be simultaneously cool, calm, and the height of sophistication all rolled into one, this grown-up ‘art hotel’ oozes character at every corner, its sloping white building reminiscent of an ocean liner and paintings by artists including Fernando Botero and Antoni Llena adorning the walls.
Equipped with a range of luxury facilities, including an opulent on-site spa, it’s easy to see why affluent guests flock here every summer to while away the sunny days with a signature cocktail and a plate of sushi while listening to some of the island’s hottest DJ sets – but what really makes this unique and beautiful hotel extra special is its on-site casino.
Craig Short, a spokesperson from leading online casino Casimba, told LLM – Luxury Lifestyle Magazine: “The Casino de Ibiza, located within the Ibiza Grand Hotel complex, isn’t just your standard, run-of-the-mill offering– it’s up there with the very best in the world. Offering an unrivalled air of exclusivity and sophistication fused with that laid-back Ibiza vibe, it’s got an entirely unique vibe about it that sets it apart from the competition, so it’s no surprise that some of the world’s biggest high rollers choose to spend their hard-earned fortunes here each year – and occasionally, walk away with even more than they came with.”
Casino de Ibiza offers a glamorous evening out in one of the most exclusive settings on the island, with the wealthiest of high rollers turning out on a nightly basis to play a hand of poker, indulge in a round or two of baccarat or take each other on at a nail-biting game of blackjack. Open year round, it’s not just a fair-weather destination, and even during the winter months, it remains busy with some of the island’s biggest spenders. With a range of gambling halls, a poker room, and the option to reserve an exclusive table, games offered include favourites such as American Roulette and Texas Hold’em Poker – while the VIP slots room acts as a haven for those wishing to place higher bets in a calm and exclusive zone away from the main throng.
So, it’s clear that its casino is a highlight of the Ibiza Grand – but what else does this sophisticated Ibizan paradise have to offer its guests? A gastronomic scene to die for, for one thing. This place doesn’t do things by halves, and there is always something going on in the restaurant to remind you that you’re getting the full five-star treatment throughout your stay. One day, the chef might be carving Jabugo ham for guests, while another he might be found shucking oysters to serve up with champagne, or making luxurious artisan chocolate truffles by hand.
The stylish La Gaia bar and restaurant is a favourite, dishing up sushi and ceviche on the daily. Its signature wasabi martinis are not to be missed, either – if you’re looking for the best cocktails on the island, then you’ll be pleased to find that you’ve come to the right place. At Jackpot – another of the hotel’s restaurants, which is also open to well-dressed non-guest – the steak tartare is a must try.
And, when you’ve had enough of eating, drinking and gambling? The serene Open Spa is an opulent place to relax, unwind, and enjoy a massage, mud treatment or facial. The After-Party Detox is a favourite amongst party goers, while the Cinetic Lift Expert technique, which uses micro-currents to tone the skin, or a diamond dust rejuvenating treatment for the under-eye area are all worth parting with the cash if you’ve been burning the candle at both ends.
Combining all of the ingredients needed for a perfect Ibizan getaway, the Ibiza Grand is a special place indeed – and we can’t think of anywhere we’d rather spend summer 2021. If you’re thinking the same, then get booking now – because this place never fails to sell out fast.
Address: Paseo Juan Carlos I, 17, 07800 Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain
Phone: +34 971 80 68 06
Please gamble responsibly (18+ UK) – check age restrictions before participating