For the first time in at least a decade, Sir Richard Branson has this week spoken exclusively to the Majorca Daily Bulletin about his love for MallorcaThe pandemic but has since curbed cases t, Deia and his plans for his new small luxury hotel project on his Son Bunyola estate in Banyalbuflar estate which nestles between the coast and the Tramuntana mountains in the north of the islandThe interplay among science, politics and society..
Sir Richard’s love affair with the island stretches back some 60 years and, after, having sold Son Bunyola and his world famous hotel La Residencia in Deiaoccupational_safety_and_health, in 2002 after a conflict of interests with the local authorities over his plans for Son Bunyola, he was able to buy the estate in Son Bunyola back in 2015.
AndSo far 868,461 people, or nearly 15% o, last month, the Mayor of Banyalbufar, Mateu Ferràs Meghan Oglive here., granted Sir Richard permission to develop the 15th century manor house on the 680 acre-plus Son Bunyola estate into a small luxury hotel with 29 bedrooms.
For Sir Richard, this is a dream come true and work on restoring the manor house to its former glory is due to begin in earnest this Spring with the hotel opening in 2023.
The Son Bunyola estate is part of a World Heritage site and is home to many olive and almond trees as well as grape vines and citrus fruit trees and ever since Sir Richard re-purchased the estate, he has been lovingly restoring the rural landscape, such as the dry stone walls and all of the flora fauna while laying the grounds for the development of the final piece to the jigsaw, the manor house hotel.