San An’s First LGBT Hotel


Over ten years ago Dirk-Michael Sieper had a dream. Dirk is manager of the hotel brand “Ibizotels – sunset hotels made in Ibiza”. Dirk’s dream was to convert the Laurel Hostel, one of San Antonio’s numerous no-frills hostels, into an innovative gay hotel. Back then the owners did not have the foresight to appreciate the business potential and future changing tourist market.
Of course times are changing and when in 2011 a local family of hoteliers set-up the company “Ibiza Feeling”, Dirk felt renewed potential in his dream. Refurbishments of existing properties were first on the agenda and then Managing Director Antoni Cardona Navas picked up the idea and soon recognised the huge potential and future of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender) market!
In autumn 2013 he started with a thorough renovation of the hostel and Dirk-Michael Sieper continued with the marketing and sales activities to promote it in Ibiza and globally. The crucial difference to other so-called gay friendly hotels is that “The Purple Hostel” is dedicated exclusively to the LGBT market.
All 24 rooms have been brightened up with white and purple coloured room furniture and fittings as well as technically modernized with air conditioning, 32” flat screen satellite TV and Wi-Fi.

In addition to all these new features “The Purple Hostel” now offers on the ground floor, the new and functional reception-cum-bar and restaurant “A Pinch of Purple”. Furthermore there is an art exhibition and a lounge area made as a meeting place for all guests of the hostel or local people of the LGBT community.
Everybody is welcome to attend two open days on on Thursday June 12th from 12.00 noon till 3.00 pm or Saturday June 14th
from 6.00 till 10.00 p.m.
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