CLADmag issue4 2018

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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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