Time to Slow

From George Gorrow, one of the co-founders of Australian street wear label Ksubi, comes The Slow, a new luxury boutique hotel concept in Canggu Bali. Fusing fine dining, art and culture, music and retail in the island setting, the philosophy of Gorrow’s boutique getaway is of a place to “rest your bones, stir your senses and expand your mind.”

Gorrow has collaborated with Rieky Sunur of GFAB Architects to design the property. Drawing on brutalist architecture in its use of raw materials, the property has been constructed from native sustainable woods and local stone, complimented by furniture and interior details produced by local artisans and custom pieces made by Gorrow’s friends.

The 12 suites feature floor-to ceiling windows, views of Canggu beach and the neighbouring village, and locally made organic bath amenities; with the pool suites housing a private plunge pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Works from Gorrow’s private art collection are spread throughout guest rooms and the entire property.

Eat & Drink is The Slow’s dining concept. An airy space with botanical chandeliers that transitions from café by day to private restaurant in the evening, Eat & Drink is headed by Chef Shannon Moran and offers guests a sustainable and locally sourced dining experience. The specially designed cocktail menu is the work of London bartender Maya Jaworska, with the wider beverage list including local and vintage wines and local craft beers.

The boutique hotel also features its own gallery space with changing exhibitions, a concept store housing Gorrow and fellow Ksubi co-founder Gareth Moody’s new menswear collection NON-TYPE and is set to a playlist by Los Angeles collective Reverberation radio.

The Slow opens December 14. Room rates start from A$235 per night for a suite, or A$350 for a pool suite.





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