ICONIC CLUB SPACE IBIZA ISN’T BECOMING A SHOPPING MALL IN 2017May 13, 2016
After operating since 1989, this summer marks the final season for White Isle institution Space Ibiza. With the club’s owner Pepe Roselló relinquishing its lease to Palladium Hotel Group, the company behind the luxe open-air club Ushuaïa across the road, 2017 will see a new venture take over the site.
In a new interview with Diario de Ibiza, and reported by Pulse Radio, Palladium Hotel Group CEO Abel Matutes Prats has given the first vague hints about what’s to become of the newly-acquired real estate on Playa d’en Bossa. According to the Palladium CEO, rumors that the former Space Ibiza will be converted into an extension of the Ushuaïa hotel or a shopping mall are unfounded.
As Matutes Prats reveals, Space Ibiza holds a license which limits the use of the site to leisure and recreation. While Palladium Hotel Group is yet to formalize its plans for the site, it’s likely to remain a club that’s “complementary to Ushuaïa.” Since opening in 2011, Ushuaïa has pushed a “five star” experience as both a hotel and dayclub, with big-ticket residencies from the likes of David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Hardwell, and Avicii.
Space Ibiza, meanwhile, is determined to go out with a bang. The club’s last-ever season is also a grand send-off for Carl Cox’s longstanding Tuesday night residency, and the techno don has locked in a heavy-duty lineup. This season also sees Tale Of Us taking over Thursday nights with Afterlife, plus residencies from Spanish party crew Elrow, techno brand ONYX, and more. Check out the after movie from Space’s 2015 closing party below.