When clients Jason Bull and Nick Reid approached Sean Cochrane to transform the Es Vivé deco bar and, eventually, the whole hotel, they all shared the same vision. Quite simply, a fusion of art deco style and Ibizan nightlife to create “a beacon of white and turquoise between Playa D’en Bossa and Ibiza Town”.
The £2.5 million makeover of the “funkiest hotel in Ibiza” included the incorporation of subtle features of the 1940s building, one of the few remaining listed structures on the island, and the modern twists of new Ibizan nightlife culture.
As they describe it, “The art deco exterior façade is permeated with Ibizan turquoise and white, while the interior exudes a new world from old Ibiza – subtle greys, luxurious soft furnishings and bespoke detailing throughout that provide a sanctuary from the bustling Ibizan nightlife below.”
Styled by Bull and Reid and executed by Cochrane (creative director and founder of Cochrane Design), the hotel bar “breathes art deco style with an ageless, elegant tone. The art deco mirroring, barrel chairs and pearlised bar create a fusion of decadence and originality”.
The winner of a 5* Award for “Best Hotel Interior Spain” at the Europe Property Awards and named “Best Hotel Under 200 Rooms Europe” at the International Hotel and Property Awards 2016, Es Vivé is one of the few hotels on the island offering spacious outdoor areas.
The luxurious beach club-style Sky Bar is reminiscent of the Blue Marlin, offering elevated panoramic views of the Mediterranean sea below for guests and a relaxing hub for island socialites and creatives to enjoy drinks when the sun goes down, with pure white linens, recliners juxtaposed with palms, and a pool DJ’ed by different artists for a truly Ibizan vibe.
Photos: Paul Craig