Launch of Suite 67 at Belmond La Residenciade

Matthew Williamson's dreamy reinvention of Mallorcan's famous hotel

“Matt, made it like home,” gushes Sadie Frost, “if home were heaven”.

We are at the opening of Suite 67, Mathew Williamson´s new interior  revamp  of an old casita at Deia´s eponymous hotel, La Belmond Residencia.

The British designer is famous for being the essence of english eccentricity, known for flamboyant ethnic prints and colourful pattern. His lavish style interiors are the antithesis of the classical Mallorcan hotel. The suite is located through a rambling maze of halls, tastefully traditional. You know you are in Suite 67, when the floor changes to bright moroccan tiles and a pretty portico leads you to a dreamy pale blue explosion of peacock feathers, animal prints and chinoisery. Classic Williamson gone native; softer and more pensive, even reflective. Cool girls from London Fiona Leahy and Sadie Frost were the hosts with the most, indeed it feels like a housewarming rather than a hotel.

Photos by Jonatan Barzola

Dr. Helen Cummins is a lifestyle editor, publisher and successful entrepreneur, who has lived and worked in Palma de Mallorca for the past 20 years. She started abcMallorca.com in 2003 which has grown into one of the island’s largest websites with over 6 million visits per annum.

Her website helencummins.com is a compilation of all the things she values since moving to the island, running hc/ Digital Media and creating an idyllic life in Son Vida with her husband Georg and daughter Eva.

Slow Luxury Living is what sits at the heart of the hc/ website, which aims to inspire people to slow down and appreciate the Mediterranean lifestyle. Alongside her editorial team, Helen handpicks businesses and places that adhere to SLOW: Sustainable, Local, Organic and made with Love.

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