The Lux Collective Opens its First East Africa Resort • Hotel Designs

LUX* Marijani, the newest addition to the Lux Collective portfolio, has unveiled a striking design inspired by the Spice Island’s storied past, combining Arabian architecture and a coastal Swahili feel, taking cues from the resort surroundings. Encapsulating the essence of relaxed beachside living, the design highlights include Omani-style architecture, white-washed walls, locally crafted terrazzo tiles and hand-carved doors reminiscent of the century-old doors found in Stone Town.

view through hotel window to beach and palm trees

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“We are privileged and excited to partner with the ZK Venture Company in Zanzibar to operate this five-star boutique beach resort, raising its luxury quotient and service to yet another level,” commented Paul Jones, Chief Executive Officer of The Lux Collective. “This marks the start of our meaningful partnership in the region of East Africa where the tourism potential is limitless. We are confident that the partnership will elevate our flagship luxury brand LUX* as we continue to expand our footprint globally.”

LUX* Marijani has curated a one-of-a-kind collection of Extraordinary Experiences that allow guests to delve deeper into the destination. Guests can choose from a range of experiences including guided visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town, historical Spice Farm tours, practice yoga on the sandbank that emerges at low tide, sailing on a traditional dhow to the shallows of Mnemba Island for its famed dive sites, visiting Jozani Forest nature trails, 19th Century Hamamni Persian Baths and forest bathing in the resort’s indigenous forest.

outdoor seating area looking on to the beach

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With a variety of creative dining outlets serving signature dishes from triple-cooked octopus in spiced coconut milk, to green papaya salads and mezze platters, LUX* Marijani offers an exciting selection of authentic and experimental cuisines. Home to Café LUX* and The Beach with a new restaurant under the starry-night sky, Samāa, due to launch soon. Guests are also invited to discover the ‘Keen on Green’ concept, an impressive selection of plant-based, vegan and locally-sourced dishes on every menu.

Through its signature sustainability project Tread Lightly, The Lux Collective promises an eco-conscious stay throughout its hotels. Its partnership with Altruistiq, a group of CO2 experts, focuses on the environmental footprint and ensures that emission sources are tracked using the highest international Science-Based standard. Growing the global presence, TLC currently manages 18 operating resorts and hotels in Mauritius, Maldives, Ile de la Reunion, China and Tanzania, with 11 more hotels in its development pipeline in Asia and the Middle East.

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