Carmen Cordón Muro
After completing their studies in Madrid, Carmen Cordón Muro and her now-husband, Ignacio Jiménez Artacho, moved to the Dominican Republic to work for a beachside resort. This youthful adventure would plant the seeds for Hidden Away Hotels, the company they founded two decades later in their hometown of Mallorca. The couple’s hospitality vision was clear from the outset: to find time-worn properties with abundant local character and renew their original splendor. “A hotel has to reflect a city’s authenticity and it has to be an experience in itself, a space where true comfort goes hand-in-hand with luxury and attentive service, the kind that makes one feel like a guest of honor,” says Cordón Muro. Hidden Away Hotel’s second property, the 19th-Century Gran Hotel Inglés, takes the couple back to the city where their shared journey began.