SALT of Palmar brings a new destination to Design Hotels


The collective of handpicked, design-driven properties are defined by unique creative expression, consciousness and creating spaces for purposeful experiences

SALT of Palmar has announced its partnership with Design Hotels as the first Member Hotel in Mauritius. Having made waves in the local hospitality scene with its bold design by Camille Walala, contemporary dining concept, and commitment to giving back to its community, the adults-only boutique hotel encapsulates Design Hotels’ core values, which are rooted in purpose, connectedness and curiosity. The collective of handpicked, design-driven properties are defined by unique creative expression, consciousness, and creating spaces for purposeful experiences — the addition of SALT of Palmar establishes a new partnership that acts as an anchor for a community of travellers seeking transformative and restorative adventures.

Marking a new destination on the Design Hotels map, SALT of Palmar has defied local expectations ever since it opened in 2018. “We’re thrilled to welcome SALT of Palmar to our community,” sa Jenidni Benzaquen, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Design Hotels. “This conscious hotel not only marks our first destination in Mauritius—an island that offers unending opportunities for exploration and local engagement—but it also embodies much of Design Hotels’ ethos through its bold interior design and its conscious connections with the local community.”   

“We are delighted that SALT of Palmar is the first resort in Mauritius to partner with the renowned Design Hotels. It is a like-minded collaboration, grounded on the passion for genuine hospitality, cultural authenticity, and intriguing design and architecture. Rooted in sustainability and a humanistic approach to hospitality, SALT connects modern explorers with meaningful travel experiences. This artful and wellbeing-inspired resort takes the culturally curious to local people – not just places, and into the very heartbeat of the destination,” says Paul Jones, SALT of Palmar’s Original and Chief Executive Officer of The Lux Collective, the global luxury hospitality group that currently manages 16 hotels and resorts around the world, including SALT. 

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A gem just east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, this remote African island echoes with calls of exotic birds, fish, and tropical plants. Mauritius’ magic not only lies in its unparalleled natural beauty but also its incredible mix of African, Indian, Chinese, and French cultures. To explore the wild side of the island, travellers should head east, where SALT of Palmar is located and where the coast unfurls in traditional villages, swathes of raw beachfront, sugarcane fields, mangroves, and lagoons. In the coastal village of Palmar, white sand and sapphire waters are backdropped by old Indian silk saris ruffling in the wind, acting as makeshift fences between small plantations growing chilis and vegetables.