Spanish chain, Som Hotels, is excited to open their first women’s only hotel in Mallorca, Spain, in spring 2019.
Called Hotel Som Dona Women Only, it will be located in Porto Cristo on Mallorca’s west coast and will be open to women over 18 years old.
Som Hotels president Joan Enric Capella announced the hotel’s opening over the weekend.
According to International News, Capella said, “It is not about us in any way for women’s rights or feminism, but to satisfy an increasing demand.”
The idea for the hotel came from a survey carried out by the hotel chain in which their female customers liked the idea of a women’s only hotel. This matched a “growing business trend focused on a female audience” Capella and his team have been closely watching, reported i News.
Som Dona Hotel will offer 39 stylish rooms with a pink-and-white décor. They’ll also have a pool, free Wi-Fi, healthy cuisine made with “zero-kilometer” products, a spa, live music, and a rooftop bar.
Some Hotels also plans to incorporate a mostly female staff.
“We want the most employees possible to be women, of course respecting Spain’s parity laws,” the hotel’s president, Joan Enric Capella told i News.
He added, “One of our objectives is also to give a certain visibility to women doing traditionally masculine jobs.”
Capella highlighted an important element of a women’s only hotel – a sense of safety for women travelers.
“We men sometimes do not realize that, but when a woman enters a room, many men look at her, and a lot of the women feel that as an attack,” he said, according to International News.
With female-only tour groups and more solo women travelers, it’s no surprise that hotels are looking to provide more safe spaces like women’s only floors, or in this case, a women-only hotel, for women travelers.
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