Hotel Guanahani & Spa on St. Barth's to Reopen December 15
The Hotel Guanahani & Spa on the picturesque island of St. Barth's will reopen its doors in mid-December after a major overhaul and renovation of the property.
The largest resort on St Barth's, the Hotel Guanahani & Spa's renovation was led by award-winning architect David Schwarz, interior designer Miami, Fla.-based Luis Pons and local architect Nicolas Lossent from Lotus Architects.
Most rooms are being renovated and one new, luxurious suite will be built on the property. Located in a remote setting on the beachfront, the Admiral Suite will resemble a villa and feature 2 spacious bedrooms, exclusive access to a small private beach and breathtaking views of the lagoon. The suite will feature custom-designed furniture that incorporates elements of leather and wood.
Gallery: Hotel Guanahani & Spa on St. Barth's
The premiere ocean view suite located at the top of the hill is being entirely revamped and turned into a luxurious 2-bedroom Butler unit known as "The Serenity Suite". Each bedroom will be complimented by a unique bathroom, respectively featuring a Turkish bath and a Jacuzzi. A true intimate haven of peace, the suite will offer breathtaking and panoramic views of the ocean. It will pay tribute to the literary association between water and serenity, with most elements evolving around the theme of water. A sincere accolade to spirituality, it will boast a unique waterfall and olive tree at the entrance. Guests looking for tranquility and privacy will enjoy the intimate pool, private entrances, the plush gardens surrounding the suite and the electric car exclusively available for them to drive around the resort.
The 1,184 square foot Admiral Suite (in addition to the 1,500 square foot Serenity Suite) is another exclusive addition to the six current Butler Suites of the hotel, providing the most luxurious comforts available including private pools and terraces that open onto the sea. Each suite has its own full-time butler on-hand to service guests' every whim, offering to unpack the guests' suitcase upon arrival, iron their clothes before their first evening or even draw a bath and specialize it with essential oils from the spa and fresh flowers.
The Wellness Suite features 180 degree ocean and island views and after hours private access to the full service spa. For those looking for relaxation in the comfort of their suite, the Marigot Suite is the perfect setting: guests are offered four treatment spas per day and can choose to receive their treatment in the private treatment room located next to the garden of the suite.
Other spectacular suites include the Beach House, the Pelican Suite, the Garden House and La Villa. The Beach House, which is idea for beach lovers, is a two bedroom deluxe suite situated directly on the beach with a private garden terrace and an outdoor jacuzzi. The Pelican Suite is a relaxing two bedroom suite boasting an elegant private garden setting with beautiful views of the ocean and an exclusive outdoor jacuzzi. The Garden House and La Villa are the only three bedroom suites of the resort. The Garden House offers intimacy and tranquility in a plush garden setting while La Villa stands out with its large secluded outdoor terrace and large swimming pool, perfect for those looking to spend most of their time outdoors, without leaving the premises.
A new and improved fitness room will overlook the lagoon and is being relocated across from the beachfront. The boutique will be moved to where the fitness room is currently located. The kindergarten facility will be moved next to the new boutique, on the beach.
Nestled in the midst of the Caribbean Sea on a private 16-acre peninsula, The Hotel Guanahani & Spa is a charming, luxurious paradise. This prestigious 24-year old resort offers a remote setting unlike any other on the island: it features two private beaches, one facing the Atlantic and one facing a quiet lagoon perfect for windsurfing on Marigot Bay. All rooms are housed in private bungalows, surrounded by tropical gardens and facing the sea. The resort's luxurious spa offers Clarins' treatments and Frederic Fekkai hair care. It offers a variety of multi-day spa packages, which include body scrubs, massages, facials, hair treatments, pedicures and manicures, and much more.
The resort boasts several restaurants, including the Indigo Restaurant, which overlooks the beach and pool and Le Bartolomeo, both of which are under the guise of Chef Philippe Masseglia, a native of Nice, France, who has worked with some of the world's most celebrated chefs.
Rates for the Peak Season (December 15, 2010 to January 3, 2011) start at 995 Euros (single/double occupancy per room, per night) for a garden view room) and1636 for a garden suite. The three-bedroom villa with a private swimming pool is 6293 Euros. Rates for January 4 through April 3, 2011 start at 643 Euros for a garden view room with suites starting at 1180 Euros. Summer rates (April 4, 2011 to December 17, 2011) start at 386 Euros for a garden view room and 780 Euros for a suite. All rates include breakfast, access to the Spa Clarins, access to the tennis and fitness facilities, non-motorized water sports as well as round trip airport transfers.
Reservations can be booked online or by calling the resort's toll-free reservation center at (800) 223-6800 (from the U.S.). From France, call the toll-free line at 0800 136 136 and from Great Britain call 0 800 181 123. The resort's direct telephone number is (590) 27 66 60.