Space Ibiza will keep its legendary name and open sooner than expected, according to a recent televised interview with Abel Matutes. His company, the Matutes Group, had taken control back of the club after its original owner Pepe Rosello retired earlier in the year. “It will surely open this year as Space. It’s an accredited brand” Matutes told interviewers, though he also advised that he and the other heads of Matutes group were also looking into tacking an additional name onto it that closer associates it with other franchises it owns.
Matutes reaffirmed that though the club will remain in its same spot without too many changes, it will be converted into a more luxurious club setting – one that caters toward a more exclusive segment of tourism. Though Space will physically remain the same, Matutes’ plans indicate its original essence will be replaced by one that more closely resembles the hierarchical club structures seen in cities such as Las Vegas or Miami. Word remains as to the kind of talent that will be booked in the new Space.
Interestingly, the Spanish business magnate also made sure to point out that technically, Space Ibiza has always been Matutes Group property. He reminded viewers that it was indeed his group that built the club, then later passed leadership onto Rosello. At the time, Matutes felt Rosello’s resume made him an ideal candidate for advancing the interests of the company in the area. Rosello’s rental contract ended, but its termination never necessarily spelled the end of the club itself.