One of the world’s most revered beach destinations, St. Barths attracts elite clients who relish its natural beauty and tranquility. Opening on October 1, 2016, Le Barthélemy, the destination’s newest hotel and member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, carves out a niche, blending bespoke service with genuine island hospitality to expressly capture the essence of St. Barths.
Le Barthélemy is located minutes from St. Jean Airport along a 600-foot beachfront in Grand Cul de Sac, part of the Nature Reserve of Saint-Barthélemy that is dedicated to preserving the natural environment of the island and maintaining its flora and fauna. Interiors are by internationally acclaimed designer Sybille de Margerie, known for creating breathtaking spaces that reflect not only their particular location but that conjure an emotional response. With the sea and St. Barths’ beauty as her muse, Le Barthélemy’ s interiors are understated yet supremely luxurious, comprised of natural materials and bathed in light.
In addition to its premier location and tranquil aesthetic, the hotel offers 46 impeccably-designed rooms and suites, many with heated plunge pools, all with invisible drop-down screens that easily transform outdoor terraces into private enclaves, thoughtful technology integration, and in-room amenities by Hermès. A haven of holistic healing, in partnership with renowned La Mer skincare, Le Spa by Le Barthélemy awakens the senses and creates an invigorating sanctuary for guests to restore their bodies, mind and spirit to its most authentic self.
At Le Barthélemy, Michelin-starred French chef Guy Martin has created two dining experiences in one spectacular seaside setting. By day, the menu at Le Barth is light, fresh and carefree, with scrumptious homemade pizzas and crusty stuffed baguettes. As the sun sets, Aux Amis surfaces, sending a ripple through the daytime calm and offering island-inspired French and International cuisine in a casual setting that is elegant but never staid. Poolside, Le Turquoise, offers small bites and fresh juices.
The hotel General Manager, Marc Dobbels, says: “Our location is our inspiration and we have taken tremendous care to pay homage to our spectacular setting and to a style of personalized service that is truly individualized. We are embracing elegance in a refreshed way, reimagining service standards for a modern traveler where respect for time, restoration and connection is paramount. It’s about simplicity, a genuineness that is informed by the natural, laid-back beauty of our surroundings.”
Opening rates start at 610 € per night and include:
Arrival and departure airport transfers
Daily buffet breakfast
Selection of mini bar refreshments
High-speed WiFi throughout the property
Dedicated beach lounge chairs
Access to Le Fitness, open 24 hours
Access to Le Spa wellness center including its signature rain shower and Hamman
For more information, visit lebarthelemyhotel.com/en