International travelers looking for something different can now consider a lavish hotel in the Spanish islands in the Mediterranean.
Villa Le Blanc Gran Meliá recently opened along the shores of the Balearic Islands in Menorca. The energy-efficient, carbon-neutral hotel features 159 rooms all with private balconies, some with private pools and rooftops, and most overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
The hotel is designed with an abundance of natural light flooding the rooms and amenities.
“The white stone construction allows it to blend perfectly with the natural environment on the south coast of the island,” the hotel claims in its promotional materials. “This is also enhanced by the hotel landscaping, reminiscent of a Mediterranean garden that reaches right down to the sea.”
Operator Gran Meliá is proud of the energy-efficient nature of the hotel, with a goal “to serve as an international benchmark for environmentally friendly hotels.”
Villa Le Blanc aims to be a net-zero structure, using technologies that reduce its scope 1 and 2 emissions by 87 percent. The hotel will then explore alternatives to offset the remaining emissions to bring them down to net zero.
And while the environmental nature of the hotel is fantastic, it’s the hotel itself that will attract guests. The rooms and views are stunning, all located right on Santo Tomás Beach.
Rooms include a 322 square-foot premium room with a terrace and double bed; a 452 square-foot junior suite with a terrace and private jacuzzi; a 1,270 square-foot master suite with a couch and jacuzzi on the terrace; a 753 square-foot master suite with a private pool; and a 968 square-foot junior suite with a private roof overlooking the sea.
For those going all out, there are penthouse and presidential suites available in the 2,000 square-foot range, and two-bedroom suites.
The hotel also offers three dining options: S’Amarador, specializing in fresh fish, rice, and lobster bisque; Cru, which serves local products all served raw; and Nivi, which features grilled dishes and paellas.