Pulse, along with We Love…and Boutique Hostal Salinas want to treat you to an unforgettable experience with an all expenses paid trip to Ibiza for the We Love...closing fiesta at Space on September 29th, featuring the likes of Fatboy Slim, 2manyDJs, James Zabiela, Blawan and Groove Armada. While here, winners will be treated to two nights in one of the island’s best hidden treasures at the beautiful Boutique Hostal Salinas, an incredible getaway and local favorite. We caught up with Boutique Hostal Salinas owners David Phillips and Duesi Wolfmeir, along with We Love…Director Darren Hughes (who gave an exceptionally candid interview about the success of We Love…and the state of the island these days, which we’ll be featuring later this week!) to find out exactly why Boutique Hostal Salinas is such a special place to stay.
Opened in April 2009 by Duesi Wolfmeir, Anita Dey and We Love...Space resident David Phillips, who heads the Lo Cura Lounge at We Love…, Boutique Hastal Salinas (BHS) is far from just another place to rest your head. On top of the incredible location in center of a spectacular nature reserve, boasting sand dunes, forests, salt plains, beautiful beaches and incredible sunset views, they also throw parties of their own, inviting some of the best talent the island has to offer, including Ralph Lawson, Yousef and Adam Freeland.
The place has an incredibly laid back, welcoming, home-away-from-home vibe, in stark contrast to many of the island’s bigger hotels. ‘We’ve only got 11 rooms, so we can give a lot more attention (to the guests),’ David says. He and Deusi pride themselves on being able to provide a much more personal experience for guests who stay with them. They offer genuine advice on where to go out, where to eat, and where to go for a relaxing day at the beach. And because they don’t take a cut of ticket sales (like many bars and hotels on the island), the advice you’ll receive is coming straight from honest and knowledgeable locals.
David: It’s much better to give good advice. And if you come and stay with us or drink at our bar (local favorite Bar Lo Cura), we’ll tell you where to go honestly, and tell you where not to go even if it’s where you were going to. People come here, they could have stayed anywhere, but they stay with us, and we’ll take them to the club. They’ll go, ‘right, what should we do tonight?’ And we’ll say, ‘well we’re actually running a room at Space, so you should come with us in the car.’ And then we’ll send them to another club another night, or to a really nice restaurant, and they will love it, because it’s what we love. And people like that. If people have been told something because the person telling them was on a cut, they’ll go there, and it’s shit.
Duesi: We are three of us, Anita Dave and me. We started 5 years ago and said ‘wow, look at this. 11 rooms in Salinas, it should work. We don’t have any big investors, and I’m really proud of what it’s turned into. It’s has a really cool crowd with really nice people, and everyone says it feels like a little home away from home.
Darren: Yeah, like a little Balearic home. Not even just with people who are staying here necessarily. This is like a local hangout. You come down here to have a drink with your mates.
David: You can even come down with your laptop and turn it into a little office for the afternoon, and I like that. There isn’t that client-hotel barrier. I don’t pretend to have some hotel management background. I’m a DJ, and I’ve worked in bars since I left school. I don’t mind telling people that.
Darren: It’s not the norm, is it.
David: We’re just like them. We just happen to run this place, but we’re like them, and love what everyone else loves here. We haven’t stopped going out, and we do all the things they come here to do.
So what are you waiting for?! Enter our competition for a chance to meet the guys, stay in their incredible hideaway, and of course, spend Sunday, September 29th immersed in all the wonderful sights and sounds at the We Love...Space closing party! See how to enter below:
The mammoth prize includes: 2 x Return Flights from any European Destination; 2 Nights Accommodation at Boutique Hostal Salinas; Return Airport - Hotel - Club transportation; Meet and Greet at Hotel; VIP entry to We Love... Space Closing Party 29.09; Goodie Bag (Contents: TShirt / Stickers / Badges / We Love Detroit CD)
We've made it super easy to enter, just pick one or more of your favorite social media sites and send in your best smiley face using the following platforms:
Facebook: Upload your photo to your wall, making sure to tag @pulse Radio @We Love @BOUTIQUE:H SALINAS #WeLovePulse
Twitter: Tweet your photo tagging @pulseradio @WeLove_Music @HostalSalinas #WeLovePulse - View here
Instagram. Post your pic tagging @pulse_radio @welove_music #WeLovePulse. The competition closing date is September 9th, so get posting! Good luck to all who enter!
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