Hotels

Lux Collective launches SALT, a new 5-star boutique hotel brand

The Lux Collective has launched a new five-star boutique hotel brand targetting the “culturally curious”.

Introducing SALT. Paul Jones, the CEO of the Lux Collective describes the new brand as a humanistic approach to hospitality, creating the opportunity for guests to shed their worries and open their hearts & minds to new experiences.

02 - SOP POOL - 2018.07.26

SALT’s first property will open in Mauritius on 1 November 2018 and will lay the foundation for future development across the Indian Ocean, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. While every SALT hotel will encompass shared values and commitments to its guests, each will be one-off and true to its location.

Designed for travellers who want to participate in community life at a deeper level, SALT has created “Teach A Skill” to offer guests the chance to get out there and share their knowledge and talent to teach a new skill to a local.

03 - SOP RESTAURANT - 2018.07.26

Recognizing the strong connections between people, plate and planet, and the fact that our food choices have a major impact on the health of the environment and our guests, SALT is committed towards Good, Clean and Fair food. SALT adheres to Slow Food Travel promoting ecotourism and providing all our guests a culinary journey, full of stories, traditions, flavours, and craftsmanship.

It is palpable, rather than preached, that SALT has respect for an ethical, environmentally friendly way of living, working and being. The team has thought long and hard about what they care about and had a go at rewriting the rules.

06 - SOP Best on Beach - 2018.07.26

Where possible, SALT hotels get their needs from local sources; from the local soundtracks and musicians playing live, to the food, furniture, fabrics and toiletries. pantries will be stocked exclusively with homemade products.

“SALT was born from a demand for a humanistic approach to hospitality – hotels that cater to an ever-growing audience of modern explorers and mindful travellers who travel to satisfy their curiosity and challenge their perception of the world,” CEO of The Lux Collective, Paul Jones said.

Prioritising fair trade, organic, non-toxic, and limit energy, waste and emissions, compost or recycling are the chosen sustainable initiatives. Another consciously chosen initiative to make a difference is no buffets or single-use plastics.

01 - SOP ENTRANCE - 2018.07.26

Every SALT will have its own farm and guests will be treated to delicious menus designed around what’s in season and nothing more, while the Every SALT hotel will have a wellness philosophy that brings guests together for swim and run clubs, yoga on the SALT Farm, trekking and other slow sport initiatives plus location-inspired activities.

“In creating SALT, I believe we can help facilitate the connections and create meaningful experiences for our guests and the communities in which we operate. The possibilities for contribution and collaboration are endless, and I think this is just the beginning of something very special indeed,” Jones concluded.

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Wholesalers

Big fat wholesaler wrap

There are only two things we like about Mondays: the wholesaler wrap and looking at all the pretty photos in the wrap instead of doing any work.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Visitors to Maria Island asked to stop taking wombat selfies

Frightened wombats on Maria Island are being chased around by tourists with selfie sticks, and if that’s not the most heartbreaking thing you read today we can’t imagine what will be.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Australian woman who overstayed Thai visa by 100 days to be sent home

An Australian woman is soon to arrive home having been placed in a Thai detention centre for “massively” overstaying her visa.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

Intrepid’s $1 deposit trips have returned!

This is the most exciting news we’ve received all day and we just found out the pizza place down the road is doing a two for one deal. So that’s saying something!

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Research: Aussie travellers prioritising self-care and self-improvement trips

We’re practising self-care by making an avocado face mask and meditating for an hour. Just kidding, we’re going to eat guacamole and sip margaritas at knock-offs.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Eat your way through the globes healthiest national dishes

Personally, we’d prefer to eat our way through the world’s national desserts, but each to their own.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

PONANT now offers free unlimited WIFI on all ships

At Travel Weekly our WIFI is so limited we’ve employed an intern whose only job is to try and crack our neighbouring offices’ WIFI passwords.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

Bunnik Group launches new small group brand

And what better way to kick off a new brand than by offering up to 50 per cent discounts? Well, besides free champagne and puppies but you can’t have everything.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

“I saw MH370 crash”: Fisherman claims to know coordinates of wreckage

The 42-year old said he saw the flight “move like a broken kite” but could not explain why it took him five years to come forward.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Flavour of the week

Take a look at this impressive list of industry movers and shakers. The most impressive thing we’ve done lately is turning up to work on time.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Big Fat Agent Wrap

We’re so excited it’s Friday we’ve poured ourselves a glass of the semi-stale bubbles in the fridge. Here’s hoping it doesn’t give us alcohol poisoning.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Malindo Air cabin crew alleged to have carried $21 million worth of drugs into Australia

Eight people have been arrested as part of a major drug bust which involved cabin crew from Malaysia’s Malindo Air.

Share

CommentComments