Patricia Highsmith chose the name that the locals give to the
Etna volcano, Mongibello, to name the idyllic Italian seaside town of
The talent of Mr. Ripley. There the protagonists of his novel drank martinis and spritz by the sea in the purest spirit of the dolce vita of the Amalfi coast in the 50s.
Mongibello Hotel, which will open in July on the Balearic island.
Mongibello is not a typical hotel. Not many other places will you find a 70’s jukebox in the lobby, a
Alfa Romeo Spider at the entrance, an Italian baroque-style fountain with a
testa di moro (like the ones at the hotel in the second season of The White Lotus), a gazebo or kiosk for weddings, concerts or photos, and a cart of fresh lemonade to refresh you after bathing in Es Caló des’Alga.
A scooter, an Alfa Romeo Spider and a fountain with a head of Moro decorate the entrance to the Mongibello hotel in Ibiza. /
Concept Hotel Group, which currently manages seven hotels on the island, thus makes its debut in the area of
Saint Eulalia with the remodeling and change of concept of the Don Carlos hotel. The hotel manager commissioned the comprehensive reform and redesign of the new Mongibello to
interior design studio ILMIOdesign, which was inspired by Capri and the Amalfi coast, adding the informal and fun touch of Ibiza.
Tribute to 32 characters from Ibiza at the Hotel Mongibello
The hotel recalls in its 32 suites local or famous people who have been able to enjoy the island, from
Tony Pike, the English hotelier who was the host of George Michael or Freddie Mercury; to the motorcycling champion
Angel Nieto; the actress
Angela Molina; the musician
Nacho Cano; the founder of Pacha,
Ricardo Urgell; the fashion designer
Paola Fendi; the comic trio
tricycle; he philosopher
Jose A. Escohotado; Formula 1 driver
Niki Lauda; or the sculptor
Lawrence Quinn, among others. All the suites are decorated with an illustration by the Ibizan artist
The Mongibello Hotel suite dedicated to Tony Pike. /
In addition, it has a secret room that bears the name of Lola’s in memory of a mythical club in Ibiza in the 60s and 70s. And in the bar, images of
Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni symbolize that way of enjoying the pleasures of life, day and night, with all the senses, that Italian cinema spread internationally thanks to titles like
La dolce vita, by Fellini.
Corner of the bar of the Mongibello hotel in Ibiza. /
A beach club for vacationers of life in Mongibello
The Mongibello hotel intends to become a haven only suitable for vacationers of life, just seven minutes from the
walk of Santa Eulalia. As novelties with respect to the previous establishment, it has a
restaurant with direct access to the beach, Managed by the creators of Silencio, Silencio de París and El Silencio de Ibiza, in Cala Molí. It will also open a
beach club under the lifestyle brand Wanderlust.
Aerial view of the pool of the Mongibello hotel in Ibiza. /
Those responsible for the reconceptualization of the hotel seek to attract the international client who visits Ibiza regularly and also the local public. His intention is that both can experience the latest trends in urban culture at the hotel and share cocktails and street food at large community tables, following the spirit of a neighborhood party.
“We have put a lot of care into the creation of this new brand, so far the most elegant of the group, although with a touch of rebellion,” says the CEO and co-founder of
Concept Hotel Group,Diego Calvo. “It is a project that we really wanted because, in addition to the fact that it transmits summer and joy on an aesthetic level, on a conceptual level it links very well with the island due to the message we are sending: the art of living.”
Diego Calvo, CEO of Concept Hotel Group at the Mongibello hotel in Ibiza. /