Shortlisted: LUX* Resorts in the Hotel Suite category of the IH&P Awards 2014

LUX* Resorts have been successfully shortlisted in the Hotel Suite category of the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014 with their Mauritian project, LUX* Belle Mare: Ocean Villas.

The design across the resort takes inspiration from the Island Light concept, which is the signature of all LUX* properties – a lighter, brighter interpretation of luxury.


Designer Kelly Hoppen made use of a neutral palette of white, cream, taupe and beige, and layered it with bright and zingy accent colours; Turquoise. Fuchsia, Soft Yellow, Apple Green, Chinese Red. Fabrics, predominantly linens and cottons, complement other beach-inspired textures – such as water – like lacquered surfaces, bleached wood trestle tables and tongue-and-groove bathrooms. In-room collateral has been kept to a minimum, allowing Kelly to place more emphasis on carefully selected artwork and objects.




The architects Christophe Gébert and Stéphane Fabre have designed and built distinctly Mauritian villas. True to island tradition, the combination of high sugarcane thatched roofs and volcanic rock walls make the villas seamlessly blend in the tropical gardens, whilst allowing for tall, cool interiors. The interior design is another nod to the crossroad of civilisations that is Mauritius.



The whole scheme works well because it focuses on simple luxury reflecting the environment and beachside location. The focus is on comfort and key aspects of the design colour schemes and texture which are pleasurable to touch create the island sanctuary we set out to achieve. CEO of LUX* Resorts, Paul Jones, says: “We are delighted to be working with Kelly Hoppen, because she’s so dynamic and has a solution for everything. Kelly’s passion for simple but luxurious interiors dovetail perfectly with everything we stand for at LUX*.”