Nestled on a lush, 18-acre promontory overlooking the Grand Cul-de-Sac and Marigot Bay on the island of St. Barthelemy in the French West Indies, Rosewood Le Guanahani is one of the premier resorts in the Caribbean. The property has 66 Guest Rooms and Villas, an Event Space, Spa, Fitness Center, Boutique, and Kid’s Club all supported by a completely reimagined beach and dining experience. Recently reopened after significant updates to the landscape and architecture, the property was honored in Travel + Leisure’s list of the Best New Hotels in the World for 2022.
David M. Schwarz Architects was tasked with creating a multi-phased master plan to bring the property and guest rooms up to current French luxury standards, improve the restaurant and beach experience, and enhance the landscape all while adhering to the island’s sustainability initiatives. The effort intensified after the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. Many of the rooms were enlarged, interiors completely reimagined, and private pools added, all while retaining the familiar, colorful French Creole style. The beach experience is highlighted by a Lounge, Beach Bar, and two unique Dining Rooms overlooking a spacious deck and infinity-edged pool. Guests can also enjoy lunch and special events at the “Feet-in-the-Sand” outdoor restaurant overlooking Merechal Beach.