Owner: Naguib Sawiris
Architecture & Interior Design: AW2 – Reda Amalou & Stèphanie Ledoux
Furnishings: items designed by AW≤ produced by Artespazio; B&B Italia, Bruno Moinard, Ego Paris, Expormim, Kettal, Maison Porthault, Molteni&C, Tuuci
Lighting: items designed by AW≤ produced by Artespazio; Alex Palenski, CVL Luminaires, Loupi Lighting
Fabrics: Bisson Bruneel, Kettal, Maison Porthault, Perrenials
Photo credits: courtesy of Silversands Grenada
Rippling white sand with the beat of salsa music, cascades like merengues, a flourishing cha-cha-cha forest, crystal waters lapping on the shore to the rhythm of rhumba. On the island of Grenada, in Caribbean Sea, nature vibrates on musical frequencies. The beat has such deep roots that it could not be overlooked by the studio AW², Reda Amalou & Stéphanie Ledoux, for the design of the luxury resort Silversands on the beach of Grand Anse, along the bay of the same name.
For the 43 suites – 16 Garden Suites, 16 Ocean View Suites, 7 Penthouse Level Suites, 3 Ocean View One-Bedroom Suites, 1 Silversands Penthouse – and 9 villas scattered between hillside and coast – 5 facing the sea, 4 towards the hill, available for guests until they are sold – it was inevitable to connect the rhythm to the architecture and its contents. Starting with the layout, conceived around a primary need: to revel in a striking panorama, counting on a high level of privacy, enjoying absolutely unique spaces for relaxation and socializing.
At Silversands the tactful style blends authenticity, luxury and modernity in clean lines, simple forms, pale colors and natural materials. With a particular focus on outdoor living: the impressive swimming pool, 100 meters long, extends from the complex to the blue of the sea.
Terraces, pools, water games and daybed areas add comfort thanks to ample open-air zones – private and public – all equipped with design elements by Kettal (Cala by Doshi Levien, Landscape by Kettal Studio, Maia and Vieques by Patricia Urquiola, Basket by Nanna & Jorgen Dietzel, Bitta by Rodolfo Dordoni). One of the goals is to entice clients to discover the hidden beauties of this remarkable island.
Most of the furnishings chosen for the resort – outdoor or indoor – have been specially designed by AW² and produced by companies like Artespazio, Kettal, Loupi Lighting, and placed alongside pieces by B&B Italia, Molteni&C, CVL Luminaires, Expornim, Tucci, Bruno Moinard.
There are elegant solutions for the suites, such as the placement of the beds in alcoves facing the horizon and equipped with floor-to-ceiling curtains with remote controls. Or the spacious wall wardrobe that vanishes completely, leaving a sense of great visual openness. Guests can unwind time with locally-inspired treatments and rituals in The Silversands Spa, which includes four treatment rooms, sauna, hammam, and high-tech fitness center. The space is anchored around a light-filled, temperature-controlled private swimming pool and relaxation area with poolside cabanas designed to create a cocoon of calm.
In the restaurant area AW² has courageously combined marble and wood in an ice-tone hue, generating warm, enveloping situations. The resort includes two distinct dining venues. The Grenadian Grill is a casual beach club-style poolside lunch and dinner restaurant while Asiatique is an Asian-influenced dinner venue showcasing Grenada’s wild abundance of local ingredients and spices. A cigar and rum bar, Puro, entices guests for conversation over ocean views. The resort is a partner of GRENROP (Grenada Network of Rural Women Producers), the association that supports a network of women whose survival depends on rural labor, selected to supply food products with reliable continuity.