The Boutique Hotel Can Alomar stands on the former site of a gothic-style palace, built in the middle of the 15th century. It was originally known as Can Thomás des Predís des Born, taking its name from its first owners, the Thomás family, a prosperous and influential medieval family of merchants from Mallorca.
This residence reached the height of its splendour during the 16th and 17th centuries, throughout which various renovations were carried out, as the building was adapted to the tastes and architectural trends of the period. It is located on the Paseo del Borne, an ancient and traditional site which historically was the scene of jousting and other combat tournaments, along with many other festivities relating to the proclamations of monarchs. In later years, the Paseo del Borne, the most beautiful entrance to the city, was the favourite meeting place for members of Palma society and where they chose to spend their moments of leisure and free time.