The Slow UP261

Located at the crossroads of surf breaks, rice paddies, the mystical hills of Ubud and cosmopolitan Seminyak in Bali, The Slow is a surf-luxe hotel with a restaurant and bar, art gallery and lifestyle store.

The project is an eclectic mix of architecture, sound, food and art. The multi-faceted stay incorporates boutique accommodation, all-day dining and drinks, art and local culture, and interactive retail. Gravitating around George Garrow and Cisco Tschurtschenthaler’s personal art collection, the overall design feels boho and rustic at the same time, with tropical plants at every turn, comfy sofas dressed in gorgeous textiles, raw concrete flooring and rustic rugs.

George says: “I’ve never had a business plan; never looked for a gap in the market. I do what I love and what I’m excited by. If that shop, I move on. I get some many people coming to me with ideas about gaps in the market and always ask: Do you love it? If the answer isn’t ‘yes’, I’m not interested.”