London,
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June
2013
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Ibiza 2013: The Ushuaïa Tower, Ibiza’s newest luxury hotel, welcomes Lotus UK

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Palladium Hotel Group’s newest property, The Ushuaïa Tower, was unveiled on Ibiza’s Playa d’en Bossa at the beginning of May and to celebrate the launch of the super-luxury, super-party hotel, Kate and Georgina joined the press trip hosted by Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel and in collaboration with British Airways City Flyer and Ibiza Tourist Board.

During the three day trip, there was plenty of opportunity for us to explore everything on offer at Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel, which comprises both The Ushuaïa Tower and The Ushuaïa Club – the original hotel that has become the go-to venue for glamorous relaxation and daytime entertainment since its opening in 2011. An in-depth tour of both hotels took us into some of Ibiza’s most fashionable suites, where we were wowed by amenities such as sophisticated DJ decks, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, state-of-the-art disco lighting, and swim-up terraces. We even got a sneak peak of the penthouse I’m On Top Of The World – the largest suite on the island!

The group experienced the daytime parties, for which Ushuaïa has become known, at the poolside stages at The Club and The Tower, including ‘Loco Dice Presents Used + Abused’, the Thursday residency at The Club throughout the 2013 summer season. 

Foodie highlights of the trip included “the best ever” Prime Rib steak at Montauk Steakhouse, which came with a side (!) of Mac & Cheese, and a Japanese feast at Minami with sushi, sashimi, prawn and vegetable tempura, beautiful bluefin tuna loin with wasabi, and a curry-flavoured rice pudding to finish (yes, really!).  It’s amazing that we could manage the breakfast buffet each morning, which offered every type of fruit imaginable as well as scrambled egg with truffle oil and champagne (of course).

Away from the hotel, the itinerary also included some time to discover other aspects of the Balearics’ most beautiful island, with a sailing trip to Formentera, learning to kayak in Cala Carbó with Ibiza Mundo Activo and relaxing at boutique villa, Agroturismo Sa Talaia in the Ibicenco hills above San Antonio.

Next week, Ushuaïa’s 2013 season gets into full swing when David Guetta, Pete Tong and Avicii all launch their residencies completing the line-up for this summer.

Kate and Georgina were joined by Cathy Adams from Escapism, Gabrielle Dirvanauskas from The Sun, Jordan Kensington from Chelsea Monthly, Mark King from Gay Times and Suzi Dixon from OK!

A huge thank you to fantastic participants, British Airways City Flyer for providing the flights, and Ibiza Tourist Board for teaching us to kayak and a delicious lunch!  

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Images from left to right:

1. Abriendo Mentes, Costa Rica, Copyright KateHood.com
2. Nuevas Esperanzas, Nicaragua 
3. Vidarte Space, Brazil