Balearic Islands

Mallorca | Expert Panel

November 21, 2023

Today we’re headed to the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain, and zeroing in on Mallorca. This magical island boasts quaint mountain towns, stunning beaches, and is quintessentially Mediterranean. Think olive oil from hundred year old trees, oranges blossoming all over the island, and of course wine and local specialties.

My guests today are Elena Florez, our partner in the region, and Rene Zimmer, the Managing Director of Cortesin Hotels and the brand new hot spot on the island, Grand Hotel Son Net.

We discuss everything from local cuisine, to architecture, to the modern melting pot that is Mallorca.



Listen to hear:

  • 02:12 – What our guests’ favorite view on these islands is

  • 03:26 – About the geography of the Balearic Islands

  • 08:18 – How Palma de Mallorca evolved 

  • 11:00 – Why there are many UNESCO sights here

  • 12:21 – What the traditional cuisine and culture is like

  • 17:44 – How other cultures throughout history influenced Mallorca

  • 20:20 – About Grand Hotel Son Net

  • 23:28 – Which historical figure lived therE

  • 25:42 – About the interesting stories of the hotel

  • 27:34 – How you can spend the time on Mallorca

  • 31:22 – What activities you can do on and off the property

  • 36:41 – How they have memories of past guests

  • 38:48 – About their favorite choices here

  • 45:39 – What you will learn about the world after visiting the Balearic Islands

Listener Exclusive Amenities

A complimentary walking tour through Palma by Elena Florez

A wine tasting with Son Net’s sommelier at their own vineyard and

A gift box of 3 bottles of their 100% Malvasia Son Net Selección

Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

Daily Full breakfast for up to two guests per bedroom, served in the restaurant

A complimentary 50 minute massage for up to two guests per room, once during stay

Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability

Complimentary Wi-Fi

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