17th April 2019

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Eden Rock - St Barths, one of the most iconic hotels in the Caribbean, will reopen on 20 November following an extensive two-year renovation.  The hotel, which forms part of the prestigious Oetker Collection, will reveal a complete transformation and restructure including new rooms and suites, a new bar and restaurant and spa concept.  

Constantly inspired by the island of St Barths, owner Jane Matthews has been at the helm of the Eden Rock Design Group which includes the Martin Brudnizki Design Studio London – marking its first project in the Caribbean – and Architectonik St Barths. Together, the group has redesigned and refurbished the entire property with a fresh look and feel, while preserving the heritage and incomparable atmosphere for which Eden Rock – St Barths is loved. 

All rooms, suites and villas throughout the hotel have undergone a complete transformation.  Three new rooms with sea views have been built on top of the Sand Bar area, while three additional suites – two of which with private swimming pools – have been built on the Rock.  Located directly on the beach, the hotel’s villas have also been remodeled with accommodation now comprising six suites in Villa Rockstar, three suites in Villa Frangipani and three equally appointed suites in the brilliant newly designed Villa Nina by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio London. 

Villa Nina, which also features a swimming pool and hot tub, large lounge and dining area and beautiful outdoor veranda, will imbue a relaxed and tropical aesthetic offering guests their own slice of Caribbean living.  Decorated in hues of pale pink and green with touches of yellow, the villa will also feature artwork by local artists.  Patterned fabrics will be offset by sleek, contemporary furniture and statement chandeliers, dappling the room in soft, golden light.  An onyx-topped counter with bar stools, as well as an additional outdoor dining area, will make Villa Nina the perfect space for hosting.

The Sand Bar will continue to be at the culinary heart of the hotel and the menu will remain in the hands of Jean-Georges Vongerichten, inspired by ABC & Jojo restaurants and ABCV concept – New York’sfavourite restaurant for healthy eating widely appreciated by foodies.  It will also welcome the new Rémy Salon and Bar, which has been named after Eden Rock’s original owner, paying tribute to his pioneering spirit and offering the perfect combination of laidback beach style and British-colonial character. 

Inspired by effortless English colonial style, the Sand Bar will be cocooned by verdant planting with views out onto the Caribbean ocean and surrounding landscape.  Located off the bar will be a new library, where guests can sit back and read books.  Soft lighting will create a relaxing ambience.  Walking through The Sand Bar, guests will enter the super stylish and expanded Eden Being Boutique, stocked with the latest designs and fashion.  A new Eden Rock Beach Bar has also been added and will feature an unmissable ‘Frosé’ trolley, as well as a new sun deck with shaded loungers directly on the beach. The hotel’s brand-new music curator’s playlist will capture Eden Rock’s unique island vibe perfectly. 

The brilliant and brand-new Eden Spa will take up residence inside the top of the Rock, where the legend began. The new yacht-on-land themed sitting room and three discreet wellness cabins will invite guests to enjoy an unforgettable Caribbean spa journey. In partnership with acclaimed local brand Ligne St Barth, an extensive treatment menu will be available using natural and sundrenched products. All Ligne St Barth products are created on island using ingredients of natural origin including frangipani flower, melon, sugar cane and mango butter.  Three beach cabanas are also available.

Jane Matthews has also expanded her art collection within the property.  Faithful to its reputation, Eden Rock – St Barths will continue its 20-year commitment towards exhibiting art and introducing artists, and its long-term collaboration with the New York Academy of Art’s Graduate School of Art.  In keeping with Oetker Collection’s appreciation and support of the arts, the Eden Rock Gallery, located at the iconic hotel’s beach has previously showcased work from Richard Prince and Kaws, Galerie Perrotin, Salvador Dali, Kiki Kausche, Will Cotton and Piotr Uklanski.

Announcing the date, Fabrice Moizan, General Manager states: “We are so looking forward to welcoming our dear guests from November onwards. The rebuilt Eden Rock – St Barths will be stronger and better than ever, while at the same time preserving its precious heritage commenced by Rémy de Haenen in 1953 and channeling the same unique one-of-a-kind atmosphere as before”.

Jane Matthews, Owner, adds: “Our family has chosen the option to refurbish and renovate throughout Eden Rock - St Barths.  We continue to fix our sights on being world class and remaining one of the best hotels in the world. In this ambition, we are so thankful to belong on this fantastic island. There is like nowhere else it in the world.”   


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