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Fresh takes on tapas: New dining concept hits Ibiza

May 27, 2014

Located in a coastal town on the island of Ibiza, Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa blends the charming character of a family-run guesthouse with the high-end services and style of a contemporary hotel.

Located in the coastal town of Santa Eulària des Riu, on the island of Ibiza, Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa blends the charming character of a family-run guesthouse with the high-end services and style of a contemporary hotel. Already home to one of the most popular bars in town, the hotel will soon be upping the stakes in gastronomy. Launching on June 6, the Vi Cool dining concept, brainchild of Michelin star chef Sergi Arola, will be touching down on the rooftop of the hotel serving Arola’s take on traditional tapas with a fresh, modern twist.

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Multi-award winning chef Sergi Arola is known for his sophisticated take on Spanish cuisine, and the Vi Cool menu will stay true to his signature style. From the Arola’s Bravas, a modern version of the popular, dish patatas bravas (cooked with tomatoes, garlic and cayenne pepper), to deep fried prawns served with mint and marinated sardines in tomato oil – the menu is a celebration of distinctive Mediterranean flavors. Helping to wash it all down, Vi Cool will also be launching a new cocktail menu and wine list full of thoughtful pairings, complementing the cuisine.

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When it came to the refurbishment of the hotel’s rooftop, the job of emulating Vi Cool’s laidback yet refined style went to Barcelona-based design firm Futur2. The space, consisting of a pool, ‘chill out’ area, lounge, bar and a more formal dining option, successfully mixes Ibiza’s bohemian flair with contemporary design. Sleek furniture in orange and turquoise easily blends with softer pieces in lighter shades of blue, separating the areas and further promoting the different atmospheres of the space.

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One of Europe’s first eco-luxury hotels, Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa is committed to complete environmental management. Constructed by local architect, Juan de los Rios, the property borrows traditional construction with hints of Phoenician architecture to integrate the building with its surroundings.

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As part of its policy, the hotel works with suppliers that are aligned with an earth-friendly philosophy. From their amenities, to the selection of foods, from the rational use of paper, to valuing the use of renewable energies, Aguas de Ibiza has struck a smart, luxuriant balance between eco-conscious and chic comfort.

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With interiors by Barcelona-based Triade Studio, the 112 rooms and suites have private terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows, with furnishings reflecting the seaside location in sandy neutral hues, accented by turquoise blues.

Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa is located steps away from the nearest beach, five minutes to the centre of Santa Eulalia and 15 minutes to Dalt Vila, the historic part of Ibiza Town. Ibiza Airport is 20 minutes away by car.

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