Tributes pour in for Tony Pike, founder of Ibiza’s Pike’s Hotel

"Incredible man, incredible life story"

25.02.19

Words by: Felicity Martin

Tony Pike, founder of Ibiza’s legendary Pike’s Hotel, has sadly lost his battle with prostate and skin cancer, according to reports.

The British-born Australian opened the hotel in 1978, which soon became known as an infamous celebrity hangout, hosting Freddie Mercury’s 41st birthday and Wham!’s ‘Club Tropicana‘ video.

Pike sold the venue in 2008 to Ibiza Rocks, saying at the time: “People think I am a multimillionaire because the hotel is sold. The opposite is true.”

Figures in the dance music world have been paying their respects on social media – with many agreeing that he lived life to the fullest.