The Salt of Palmar building was originally designed in 2005 by Mauritian architect Maurice Giraud
Mauritian architect Jean-François Adam and French artist Camille Walala create colourful property for first Salt location
he first property from new
whose vivid murals adorn
hotel brand Salt, launched by
buildings across the globe.
the team behind Lux Resorts, has opened in Mauritius.
The 59-bedroom Salt of
“Camille Walala’s relationship
and a team of local therapists
with colour is precisely the
offering a pick and mix of salt-
same as most Mauritians’ – for
based treatments to energise,
riad-like building on the fringe of
both, colour is a vehicle for
relax, detoxify and rejuvenate.
Palmar beach, Adam repurposed
joy and a means of expressing
Taking an existing geometric,
Other wellness activities on offer
Palmar has been conceived to
the standing structures to accentu-
positivity,” said Paul Jones, CEO
champion sustainability, connect
ate the hotel’s proximity to the sea.
of The Lux Collective. “She is the
Club, sun salutations on the beach,
ideal artist for Salt of Palmar.”
meditation at Brahmakumari, a
with the local community and
As part of this, he orientated
To find inspiration, Walala
at the resort include a Sunrise Run
introduce culturally curious
all beds to face the water and
travellers to the “real, unvarnished
redesigned the pool to better its
travelled around Mauritius,
and bike programme and yoga
Mauritius,” the company said.
connection with the beach.
meeting with local artisans and
at the Salt Farm Shala.
Its distinctive look is born out
Because the brand is committed
of a collaboration between local
to doing things differently, it
absorbing the bright palette that characterises the island. The hotel will feature a Salt
dawn photography tour, hike
The hotel aims to create a community of shared
Mauritian architect Jean-François
brought on Walala – an artist
Adam of JFA Architects and
rather than an interior designer
Equilibrium spa, which will include
come together to take part in
French artist Camille Walala,
– to create the interiors.
a salt room, five treatment rooms
a range of group activities.
interests for guests, as they
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