Following the announcement that Beatle John Lennon's song “Imagine” was voted the second most popular single of all time, I hear that his son Julian is set to bring his own golden touch to Majorca. In fact, the highlight of my recent rain-sodden trip to the island was hearing that for once, Majorcan rumours were accurate, and there is soon to be a super trendy night–spot for the more sophisticated. Julian, together with a consortium of high-powered show-biz related friends, have teamed up, aiming to create a relaxed atmosphere, where nightbirds can enjoy live music and exceptional food. A place where their celebrity buddies can rub shoulders comfortably with the locals. But make no mistake, this is definitely not the place for autograph hunters as heavy security will ensure discretion. “This is going to be unique to the Island,” John Benson, another member of the consortium told me. And as the man who nurtured the group All Saints to fame, John certainly knows how to back a winner, Bursting with enthusiasm and innovative ideas is Andrew Pothecary, who as both a Partner and General Manager, is regularly on site to ensure that every detail of his vision is accomplished to the highest standards. “This is my baby” Andrew told me earnestly. “It is a concept that has intrigued and excited the rest of the consortium; partly because they themselves want a relaxed environment with extraordinarily high standards to hang out in. Somewhere elegant but cosy, decorated tastefully, but not ostentatious, serving excellent food with impeccable service. I suppose the closest example would be a cross between London's Tramp and Ronnie Scott's”. Andrew started his training at London's Lanesborough Hotel, while studying a philosophy degree at Kings College. He then took his talents to Australia, where he not only gained experience, but gathered the world class Australian consultancy team which he has now flown over to Majorca. “I have surrounded myself by the finest to ensure that everything is perfect. My right hand men, the Head Chef and Manager, are incredibly professional. They are the essential keys to the operation, forming a solid backbone to the business.” At the moment, together with his energetic team, and expert British builders, they are now working round the clock to open early next month. With the recent appearance of so many five star hotels, I don't need to “Imagine” that Lennon and partners are on to a winning formula. It was a chance meeting en–route to Majorca that led to our own “Magical Mystery Tour” at the weekend. The invitation read: “Please arrive no later than 7am. You will be fed and watered with breakfast, lunch and dinner, returning before midnight. Bring your passports. THIS IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW.” Majorcan people sure know how to party.


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