As most Ibiza lovers will know the world famous Space Nightclub’s lease expires at the end of this summer so after 27 years the building will revert back to its owners, the Matutes Group, owners of Ushuaia and Hard Rock Hotel.
In the least surprising news of the week Abel Matutes Prats, CEO of Palladium Hotel Group and Vice President of Matutes Group has been talking about the future of the premises once Space has left and his intention to convert it into a luxury nightclub.
“We want to continue with the project to make Playa d’en Bossa into an entertainment area” said Matutes categorically denying continuing rumours about converting it into a shopping centre. “No, not at all” was his response.
“We do not have to so why change” he said saying that they are “doing studies” before making a final decision. “It is still a bit early to say,” but when asked whether this is the last season of ‘Space’ on the island he laughed and said “we will see” but noted that the world famous ‘Space Ibiza’ brand is owned by Pepe Rosello.
What Matutes has made clear is their intention to create a different environment. “Obviously we want to keep it as a club but also want to dedicate it to the audience in which we are now focusing, which will be complementary to Ushuaïa”.
Matutes explained that the conversion of the club that launched Pepe Rosello and Space into the clubbing stratosphere will not be delayed and is a priority for the Palladium Group once this summer is out of the way. “We will get on with the reforms, concentrating on the club area” with the idea to reopen for summer 2017.
‘Pacha’ did it with ‘El Divino’, ‘Cirque du Soleil’ did it with the Ibiza Gran Hotel and it appears that ‘Ushuaia’ is going to do it with “Space”.
Source: Diario de Ibiza