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  • New luxury hotel set to change the face of hospitality and design in Grenada

    800 505 Hamish Kilburn
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    Changing the face of Grenadian hospitality and design, the fabulously chic Silversands Grenada, designed by Aw2 Design, will comprise 43 suites and nine residential villas, and also be home to the longest pool in the Caribbean…

    Launching this November 2018 on the ivory white sands of Grand Anse beach, Silversands Grenada is slated to introduce a new way for discerning travellers to experience the unspoiled island of Grenada – the ‘Spice of the Caribbean.’ Sleek and modern in its design, unlike anything else in the Caribbean, the all-suite resort and residential project will offer a chic luxury experience perfectly befitting the warmth and authenticity of a true Grenadian lifestyle, as well as the opportunity to purchase a slice of paradise with Grenadian citizenship included.

    A new member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Silversands Grenada’s minimalist design aesthetic was imagined and created by architecture and interior design firm AW². Having worked on the project since 2014, the firm’s partners, Reda Amalou and Stéphanie Ledoux, set Silversands Grenada apart from any other resort in the Caribbean. This is ‘next generation Grenada’, with a design-savvy traveller in mind. The linear architecture and design is deliberately cool, slick and understated, using pale marble and light wood while playing with a neutral colour palette of grey, blue and hues of cream. Bringing the lush surrounding landscape into focus, the resort’s aesthetic blends authenticity, nature, luxury and modernity in a stunning display of clean lines against the undulating sands of Grand Anse beach and its rugged beauty.

    Day bed areas and pools are all designed to blend seamlessly into the architecture

    “The client was looking for a project who will give a contemporary vision of tropical resorts and architecture,” explained Ledoux. “This is something that we have developed over the years in many different countries. Even if the conditions are always different, the design process remains the same: how to make the best use of site context, in order to create a unique destination with a strong sense of place.”

    The layout has been designed to showcase the spectacular sea views, while simultaneously ensuring the utmost privacy and providing unique spaces for guests’ relaxation. Exterior spaces echo the architecture’s modern lines through gardens, courtyards and water features. Terraces, day bed areas and pools are all designed to blend seamlessly into the architecture, with the setting lulling guests down to the rhythm of the island in a sea of bright whites, natural teak and neutral tones. The view lines and spaces are wedded to Grenada’s contrasting green landscape, encouraging well-heeled travellers to get out and explore the island and forge a personal connection with the Caribbean’s last undiscovered hideaway.

     The resort is also intersected by an artfully-designed 100-metre outdoor infinity pool, the longest in the Caribbean

    Silversands Grenada will be home to 43 studio suites and a mix of nine Hillside and Beachfront residential villas unobtrusively peppered into the surrounding landscape. The resort is also intersected by an artfully-designed 100-metre outdoor infinity pool, the longest in the Caribbean.

    Accommodation will span across two main buildings off Grand Anse Beach, encompassing 39 open-plan guestrooms, three one-bedroom suites, and a sprawling 2,066ft² penthouse with sweeping views of the sea and resort grounds from two private terraces. All rooms, suites and villas will feature modern open floor-plans with floor-to-ceiling windows, flooding the rooms with natural light and perfectly complementing natural wood and stone textures and light hardwood floors. Rooms include king size platform beds surrounded by remote controlled curtains ideally situated for maximum views.

    Nine residential villas will be discreetly dotted into Silversands Grenada’s lush surrounding landscape

    Minimalistic furniture and muted colours will be wedded to a high-spec entertainment system, with portable technology granting unlimited access to video entertainment, glossy publications and newspapers. A curated selection of original artwork will be featured in every guestroom, as well as throughout the resort. Each en-suite bathroom is designed with the modern traveller in mind, with space, privacy and light reigning supreme. All bathrooms include at least 134ft² of space outfitted with a deep soaking tub and separate rain shower, double vanity units, frosted glass water closet, and ample storage – all connecting to a dressing room with built-in wardrobes. One-bedroom suite and Penthouse Suite bathrooms feature floor-to-ceiling louvered windows with spectacular ocean vistas.

    “A ‘modern traveller’ to us is a person who is travel savvy,” said Ledoux. “They have been to many places, know some great hotels, and expects a lot more than just a hotel. We design with this very demanding person in mind. We concentrate on the project. If the design is carefully brought to fruition, it will be strong enough to become a fascinating social media subject. To try and do the opposite may be instagrammable, but does not always make a good project. So we work on what we know best to do: design.”

    Nine residential villas will be discreetly dotted into Silversands Grenada’s lush surrounding landscape. Creating a limited opportunity to claim an everlasting piece of one of the Caribbean’s last secret hideaways, villas include five 6,000ft² Beachfront Villas with lot sizes ranging from 22,290ft² to 26,350ft², and four 5,000ft² Hillside Villas with lot sizes ranging from 13,500ft² to 17,600ft². Beachfront Villas will offer direct access to the sand, while the Hillside Villas feature awe-inspiring views of the resort grounds, Grand Anse Beach and the sea. The villas will provide owners elite access to the resort’s 24-hour service and premium experiences, and the chance to be a part of the island’s exciting revival. Each individual bedroom is a master bedroom, built as its own standalone pavilion with indoor and outdoor showers and deep-soaking bathtubs for the utmost luxury and unparalleled privacy. Adding further incentive to residential investment, villa owners will also have the option to purchase design packages in keeping with the resort’s sleek-chic aesthetic, and the ability to rent their villas through the resort when not in residence.

    Hamish Kilburn / 03.08.2018

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