Emma Reynolds in the Robb Report has published a rave review of the newly reopened Rosewood Le Guanhani in St. Barth’s. Remarking on the new spa, the beach experience and the revamped Beach house restaurant, it’s clear DMSAS has brought this “legendary” resort back to its full potential:
Loyal guests who have been coming to Le Guanahani for years will also appreciate the commitment to retaining as much of the original feel as possible. “We wanted to go for a more residential feel and keep our quirkiness,” says van Wagenberg. “We wanted to keep a sense of place.”
With input from the resort’s former owner David Bonderman, the transformation was led by Luis Pons Design Lab and David M. Schwarz Architects, who both have worked with Le Guanahani in the past. While the room’s interiors, Beach House, Bar Mélangé, Sense Spa and pool have been completely redone, the team retained the signature clapboard yellow, blue and lavender cottages that evoke the hotel’s original French Caribbean colonial-style design. Rosewood has a special way of creating a delicate yet luxurious experience, and in the redesign, this was accomplished with small details, like eschewing a singular front desk for multiple reception desks with plush chairs and an open-air design—so you feel the warm breeze as you sip on your welcome cocktail while checking in.
You can read the full article on the Robb Report website.