Hg2 catch up with Paul Jones’ latest venture
Waking up to darkness each morning is putting Hg2 into gloomy moods, so we went looking for sunshine and beaches and found LUX* Island Resorts. With three hotels on Mauritius, one in the Maldives and one on Ile de La Réunion, the sun is spread pretty thickly over these roofs. The hotels are aiming for a boutique feel of individual luxury, and have lots of great little perks, think retro-styled ice-cream parlours, on-the-beach film screenings, integrated wellness & spa programmes and honesty bars, alongside the sale of their own wine as part of a huge drive to decrease their carbon footprint. CEO Paul Jones is the man behind the One & Only hotels, and with interiors designed by Kelly Hoppen and fitness programmes created by Stephen Price, these are resort holidays with star appeal.