WELCOME TO THE IRREVERENT WORLD OF PIKES HOTEL IN IBIZA, WHERE THE PARTY IS IN FULL SWING AND HISTORY IS STEEPED IN EXTRAVAGANCE AND GLAMOUR. GET READY TO ENTER THE FASCINATING WORLD OF THIS LEGENDARY HOTEL, THE BIRTHPLACE OF MEMORABLE NIGHTS AND INCREDIBLE STORIES.
The story began in 1978, when Australian visionary Anthony Pike, nicknamed Tony, arrived in Ibiza and laid the foundations for what would become the legendary Pikes Hotel. Transforming an old farmhouse into a place of decadence and pleasure, he created an atmosphere where daring and freedom reigned supreme.
A LEGENDARY HOTEL FULL OF 80S STARS
In the 80s, the Pikes Hotel became the scene of the island’s wildest parties and most extravagant events. Imagine an exuberant cocktail of music stars, film celebrities and intrepid personalities united to celebrate life in all its splendour. During its heyday, Pikes saw many famous faces passing through its doors.
Among the legendary moments, the filming of Wham!’s « Club Tropicana » video in 1983 remains etched in the memory. Sparkling pools, overflowing cocktails and bright smiles created an electric atmosphere that defined the very essence of the Pikes Hotel. An address full of legends, verified or not, that enliven the place.
FREDDIE MERCURY’S UNFORGETTABLE 41ST BIRTHDAY PARTY
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Epic nights were the norm at Pikes. From decadent orgies to sumptuous feasts, every corner of the hotel was infused with freedom and daring. Freddie Mercury’s birthday party in 1987 is still remembered, with legendary guests including Julio Iglesias, Grace Jones, Jean-Claude Van Damme or Kylie Minogue. A 3-day party, during which thousands of gold and black helium balloons were inflated and set alight during the evening, as well as a huge fireworks display that could be seen as far away as Mallorca.
The story of Anthony Pike, nicknamed « Hugh Hefner of Ibiza » by Boy George, is that of a fearless visionary. His belief in creating a place where glamour and decadence meet transformed Pikes Hotel into an icon. Pike’s passing in 2019 has left behind a lasting legacy, an ode to partying and joie de vivre. With a new generation ready to embrace the hedonism of the island, the spirit of Pikes Hotel continues to shine. Especially with its pink tennis court and its Palomas restaurant, reminding everyone that life is to be savored without thinking of tomorrow.