THE STORY OF THE SLOW – Canggu’s tropical island stay designed and conceptualized by George Gorrow. He is one of the creative minds behind Insight — everyone’s fave surf brand and the magical interiors of BASK Gili Meno resort. With the help of his gorgeous wife, Cisco, they have created an immersive and multifaceted island destination. Complete with boutique accommodation, all-day dining, cocktails, art and local culture, and interactive retail right on the coast of Bali’s coolest neighborhood. And it’s as awesome as you’d expect from two international superstars. The couple met on set in Australia.They fell in love and travelled around the world together, before settling in Bali and building their ultimate dream project together in paradise. Doesn’t that sound like a fairytale?
Art plays a key role at this tropical retreat, Gorrow’s personal collection is displayed throughout the hotel. The restaurant connects to Room 13, The Slow’s gallery space. Each room is like a modern art gallery, and everything you touch has a story.
” get here fast and take it slow ”
A stay at The Slow is a wonderful experience. The eclectic space gravitates around the owners’ personal art collection and like they say; its a place to rest your bones, stir your senses, and expand your mind. You see, The Slow isn’t just another hotel, resort or retreat in Canggu. It’s a multi-functional and totally customized space for the engaged community, with designer nooks and crannies to hang out in, mingle amongst, and enjoy the island vibes in – and that’s just what you see on the surface. On the inside, every single detail has been thoughtfully considered. The Slow boasts modern suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, breath-taking interiors and furniture produced by local artisans and craftsmen.
A harmonious combination of wood, concrete, greenery and textiles – pure heaven!
Native, sustainable wood and local stone have been used in the architectural build that is labeled as ‘tropical brutalism’. Just one barefooted step inside The Slow and you’re surrounded with this intensely chill vibe. Like a bohemian goddess’ apartment, the designer rooms come with homely sofas dressed in gorgeous textiles, set against raw concrete flooring and rustic rugs. It’s tropical yet trendy, crude yet sophisticated.
Eat & Drink at The Slow is a contemporary take on ingredient-focused cooking with an island accent. Chef Shannon Moran draws upon his travels through Europe, South America and Asia to create an ever-changing menu of revamped classics, injecting bold, new exotic flavours. Think wood-grilled meats and seafood, farm greens and a glass of wine under a high-line of botanical chandeliers.
PHOTOS by Vinny Berkleef
NON-TYPE is the latest creation of its two founding members Gareth Moody and George Gorrow. The line is a morphing of genres. NON-TYPE suggests no fixed genre, and a non-type rating, not limited to fashion and lifestyle but equally comfortable. Touching on the luxury surf world, from leather blazers, tailored wool trousers, linen suiting, tailored board shorts and surf skins. The labels’ first flagship store has been opened in collaboration with The Slow. The collection is sold exclusively via the flagship store — Room 14 at The Slow — and merges seamlessly with the gallery space.
I wish you could all see this place for yourselves. Reading articles about places like these are fun and all, but being there in person and taking in the vibes and smells and energy made me feel like the happiest — and relaxed — girl in the world.
Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.97, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesië