Industry Update
Appointment28 February 2018

Ilka Karl

Appointed General Manager
At Hotel Es Princep in Palma , Spain

Ilka Karl

Hotel Es Princep on the island of Mallorca announced the opening of the 68 room hotel hotel on February 1 and Ilka Karl as General Manager. Ms. Karl brings over 18 years of luxury hospitality experience to the property. She spent the majority of her life on the island and also earned her degree in tourism at the Baleares International School.

The newly built hotel has been designed to blend in with the neighborhood buildings and will surely become a local haunt as well as the latest hot spot on the island for international guests. Complete with two stylish restaurants, Mura and Bala Roja, and the sexy cocktail bar Gremium tucked behind the reception area, it couldn"t be a more perfect spot to explore the historic center of Palma. Almaq, the panoramic rooftop terrace with a pool doubles as the perfect spot to sunbathe and watch yachts float by. The hotel"s spa oasis, Coco, offers head to toe beauty treatments, a sauna and an 18-metre swimming pool.

Most recently Mrs. Karl was the General Manager of Hotel Sant Francesc known for receiving several accolades. Under her guidance the hotel was named Conde Nast Traveler"s 2016 50 Best Hotels in the World, Architectural Digest's 15 Best Hotels to Open in Europe and Tatler"s 100 Best New Hotels, to name a few. Additional experience includes positions at Grand Hotel Son Net in Mallorca, Chateau Eza, on the French Riviera, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Golf de Andratx, and the Dorint Royal Golf Resort & Spa. Ms. Karl is fluent in Spanish, English, and German and speaks some French and Catalan. She lives in Mallorca with her husband Mike Karl, an IT Specialist, and her three loveable dogs.