Designing the surfaces inside Emerald Zanzibar Resort & Spa

Atlas Concorde porcelain tiles play a leading role in the indoor and outdoor design of the new Emerald Zanzibar Resort & Spa, combining local tradition with the cutting edge of wellness and luxury…

arabic screens and stone coloured tiles from Atals Concorde line the corridor at the Zanzibar resort

Designed by DeLogu Architecture, an international architectural firm based in Rome, Emerald Zanzibar Resort & Spa, with its variety of environments and 250 suites, provides the ideal stage for the various earthy effects of the complete Atlas Concorde product system, giving each guest a unique sensory experience while offering the designer the technical benefits of an extremely high-performance, durable and easy-to-maintain material.

white umbrellas and sunloungers around a swimming pool with tiled surround facing sunrise over the ocean in Emerald Resort Zanzibar

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“Emerald Resorts & Spas are located in places that are able to surprise and excite,” explained Ermenegildo Scarapicchia, CEO of The Emerald Collection. “Zanzibar is a one-of-a-kind destination, as unique as each of our resorts is, every sensory experience – from the food to the architecture of the spaces – is designed to generate well-being and imagined by combining the suggestions of the very rich local culture with the insights of architects and artists of food and hospitality from around the world. The added value is Italian ingenuity, the common thread that unites attention to quality and the ability to find the perfect balance between beauty and performance that we share with Atlas Concorde.”

outdoor couches and tiled floor around pool overlooking the beach in Zanzibar

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Pathways and broad outdoor spaces shine thanks to the special treatment of the natural stone used in the Block Collection, which has a distinct material strength perfect for shining in the sunlight. For the areas around the pools, the choice fell on the Klif and Marvel Stone collections, also used in some areas of the interior, exploiting the non-slip surfaces and resistance, along with the beauty of their respective interpretations of stone Klif with its shades of gray and textured surface and Marvel Stone with its look replicating the eternal elegance of marble.

guestroom opening onto a terrace with wooden balustrade and chairs with sea views and Atlas Concorde tiles in wood effect on the floor

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Used in multiple hues, wood-effect floor and wall tiles from the Etic and Etic Pro collections were chosen for various areas of the resort, from the Asiatique restaurant, where the tiles play a key role in creating the venue’s overall style, to the convention centre, playing with the dark colors of matte rosewood and the brightness of varnished oak. The intense natural and authentic character of wood comes alive on the surface of the porcelain tiles, conveying the timeless appeal of the original material in a contemporary design. The combination with the Klif and Trust collections, inspired by the earthy strength and rich details of natural stone, translates the union of Western and Eastern culture that is the common thread of the entire project into a style of interior design, where the refinement of an avant-garde look is blended with the allure of the magic typical of age-old local traditions.

turquoise pool with white arches and umbrella

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The Boost collection was selected for the flooring of Emerald Zanzibar Resort & Spa’s main ‘Aqua’ restaurant, which elegantly explores the color scale of greys, and Venti Boost, which interprets the tradition of encaustic tiles, for its distinct decorative attitude. From the world of Marvel, which has been exploring the aesthetics of marble since 2012 by selecting colours, veining and details from the finest marbles from around the world, Emerald Zanzibar Resort & Spa opted for the Marvel, Marvel Dream and Marvel Stone collections, chosen to bring the absolute elegance of this material to the spa and areas surrounding the pools.

white and grey tiled resort bathroom with marble effect porcelain tiles from Atlas Concorde

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Finally, Atlas Plan, a brand specialising in large kitchen, table and furnishing slabs which together with Atlas Concorde floor and wall tiles and Atlas Concorde Habitat bathroom fixtures, makes up the complete Atlas Concorde product system  was chosen to clad the sinks in the luxurious suites with a pool. The mix of collections selected demonstrates the ability of the Atlas Concorde range to meet a wide variety of design and stylistic requirements, generating a harmonious stylistic composition where beauty coexists with high quality and advanced technology.

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