Wherever we may roam, so many of us crave being immersed fully in the country’s culture, being exposed to the real life goings on of that destination, and feeling like a local. Where we stay needs to be one-of-a-kind, breathtaking and something we haven’t experienced yet. We want our minds opened, broadened and inspired. Sir Hotels is a boutique hotel collection that was designed for exactly that purpose, aimed at those seeking authentic experiences in unique locations. The collection was created by the award-winning Amsterdam-based hotel development and management company Europe Hotels Private Collection (EHPC). It launched in Amsterdam back in 2013 with the opening of Sir Albert, located in a former diamond factory in the city’s vibrant De Pijp district. Sir Savigny then opened in the heart of Berlin’s Charlottenburg district in 2016, quickly followed by Amsterdam’s Sir Adam, located in the iconic A’DAM Tower. 2017 saw the openings of Hamburg’s charming Sir Nikolai and Ibiza’s heavenly Sir Joan and Barcelona’s Sir Victor opened its doors in early 2019. No matter which country you visit, each hotel combines historical architecture, impeccable interior design and extraordinary events that embrace the local community.
Situated prominently in the very centre of Ibiza you will find a private paradise, overlooking the port and Old Town; Sir Joan. This intimate retreat reflects the island’s vibrant culture and sensuality. It is a free-spirited yet modern hotel that embraces any and all—from party hoppers to bohemian recluses. Clubbers will find themselves just moments away from the iconic Pacha club and those seeking a luxury escape can wander down to Puerto de Ibiza with its fabulous bars, waterside dining and world-class entertainment. If it’s the beach life you seek, Talamanca beach is just a stones throw away and for those who are born to shop, you can take a stroll and find the city centre with its exclusive boutiques and bohemian markets just around a few corners.
Whilst you’re very much in the centre of it all, we guarantee you, you won’t hear a thing. Sir Joan’s 38 rooms and suites are all sound proofed and designed by the award-winning architects and interior designers Baranowitz + Kronenberg. Keeping to the Sir ethos of embracing local features, they integrate the island’s nautical elements, including stripped wood yacht floors and highly polished stainless-steel wall panels that visually emulate the sunlit waves. Every room has one or two private balconies, curated local art and books by Spanish writers. The bathrooms are impeccably designed with Carrara marble and wood details and equipped with his and her sinks, a rain shower, luxurious bath products and local Ayurvedic oils.
Guests can choose from a whole plethora of luxury room options, all varying in size and budgets but all guaranteeing the ultimate night’s sleep, especially when each bed is adorned with the Sir Bedding Collection featuring 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets.
Sir Boutique rooms are approximately 24 square meters and fitted with all the standard luxurious amenities and impeccable design, whilst the Sir Deluxe room has a little more space and sun flooding in all day long. All Deluxe rooms feature a king-size bed as well as a spacious private balcony and a tropical palm tree view.
Spread out in the 40-square-meter Sir Supreme room you’ll find extra-special extras including an in-room lounge and a balcony. The king-size beds and the bathroom’s high-power rain shower will bliss you out! Or how about soaking up the magnificent views in the 50-square-meter Sir Grand? Each suite features a lounge and two private balconies with outdoor seating areas. The floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning views of Old Town and the port make this space exceptional. In addition to the luxurious bath products, local Ayurvedic oils and plush bedding, every Sir Grand room boasts a high-power rain shower and a king-size (sometimes round!) bed.
If you’re part of a gaggle of friends travelling together, then the Sir Sun Deck is for you, combining two Sir Deluxes and one Sir Supreme via a large terrace overlooking the pool and Ibiza’s Old Town.
For the ultimate extravagance, Sir Joan plays host to a duet of glorious Penthouses that can act as your own luxurious hideaway, overlooking the whole island. You can either book one, measuring at 65 square meters or go loco and book both, known as the Grand Penthouse. Each of the two Penthouses include two private bedrooms and lounges (with the ultimate cocktail bar setup). The 80-square-meter terrace encircling the Penthouses has outdoor seating areas, an open-air kitchen and private cabanas.
Aside from jaw-dropping bedrooms, exquisite design and an unrivalled location, Sir Joan Hotel has world-class foodie credentials to boot. Highlighting that Ibiza offers more than paella and tapas, the ground of the hotel features the Izakaya Asian Kitchen & Bar and The Butcher burger restaurant. Izakaya is without doubt a culinary hot spot and absolute authority on Asian gastronomy. The restaurant has taken the traditional Japanese dining experience to a higher level with extravagant Japanese cuisine with a South American twist and high-quality cocktails. Serving you breakfast, lunch and dinner, Izakaya is a must-visit whether you are staying at the hotel or further afield. The Butcher is a high-end yet casual burger bar that connects Ibiza’s nighthawks and early birds, satisfying each craving with inventive, delicious burgers.
Away from the restaurants and bedrooms, the Sir Joan Hotel communal areas have an exclusive membership club feel to them. Peaceful during the day and alive after the sun goes down, The Bar is where locals and guests connect over exceptional cocktails, whilst the tranquil saltwater plunge pool is the perfect complement to the Ibiza sun. As well as sun loungers running the length of the pool, you’ll find café style tables and chairs allowing you to sip, eat and lounge poolside and let your worries float away.
Designed as a new service connecting their guests with friends of the hotel, Sir Explore is a concept whereby the hotel hooks you up with an experienced host who can provide you with a fresh perspective on the island. Your host will show you a unique side of Ibiza, helping you learn something new and, of course, making sure you have a ton of fun. The hosts are people they trust, that they’ve met out on the town and hang out with on weekends. They have that special magic that turns a trip into an adventure and makes a stranger feel like a long-lost friend. The team at Sir Joan have handpicked some of the most epic and unforgettable experiences you can have on the White Isle and offer them to guests, arranging all the details for you.
How do you fancy an Es Portixol Hike and Snorkel with Paolo, a nature expert and Ibiza native? He’ll take you out for a day of adventure, starting with an 8 kilometre hike and ending with a dive into the sea. Perhaps you would rather explore the more mystical side of Ibiza with local yogi Oihana? The day begins with a flowing yoga practice to wake up the body and mind to the magnetic magic of the northern shores. From there, you will be guided on a hike through rocky cliffs to discover hidden coves, take in breathtaking views and even harvest some Ibizan sea salt, all while Oihana explains the legends of the healing island. If you’re more content on sea than land, then classic boating with Alba, a local pro sea woman might just be on the agenda. Join Alba for a local sailing trip on her stunning, traditional llaüt, or even take control and be your own captain.
Speaking of all thing nautical, the Sir Hotel Collection have their very own seafaring vessel. Hop aboard for a magical outing on the Mediterranean Sea. The Sir Boat features a sleek, modern design and the captain and crew members will take the utmost care of you. This 60-foot dayboat with a captain and crew member is docked in Ibiza or Barcelona and can accommodate up to 10 guests and reach up to 40 knots. Relax and enjoy the sea and sun whilst the team handle the drinks and bites. You will be provided with complimentary drinks, coffee and snacks and when it’s time to eat, you can be hooked up with Izakaya Asian Kitchen & Bar for delicious Japanese food.
Each Sir Hotel is a product of its environment, distinctly inspired by its respective community in both design and ethos. To give thanks, all Sir Hotels support local organisations that are making great strides for their cities by donating one euro for each night of your stay. Sir Joan is partners with The Ibiza Preservation Foundation (IPF), an organisation that seeks to preserve Ibiza and Formentera’s exceptional natural beauty as well as promote sustainable initiatives.