Published 26 January 2012
Rebranded hotel group Lux Island Resorts has announced a collaboration with Kelly Hoppen to redesign its Indian Ocean portfolio, writes Elli Donajgrodzki.
The award-winning British interior designer has already begun work on the company’s flagship resort in Mauritius, Lux Belle Mare (formerly Beau Rivage) but will also now be the “design muse” to all of the hotels within the group, which will undergo progressive refurbishment over the next few years.
Having already completed the designs of the honeymoon suites and pool villas at Lux Belle Mare, Hoppen is now redesigning more of the hotel’s other guestrooms and public areas, set to be unveiled by this September.
Hoppen says her aim is to “instil a feeling of sanctuary” in the 174 suites and 12 villas: “I know what I want when I go to a hotel – everything has to be clean, simple and pleasurable to the touch.”
Paul Jones, chief executive of Lux Island Resorts, said: “Hoppen’s passion for simple but luxurious interiors will work perfectly with everything we
now stand for.”
Formerly known as Naiade, the Mauritius-based group’s hotels were rebranded under the Lux Island Resorts name in December.