St Barth Resort Debuts New Identity After $40 Million Renovation

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - January 15, 2015

Above: Le Guanahani

By the Caribbean Journal staff

A landmark St Barth hotel has a new identity: Le Guanahani.

The boutique hotel formerly known as Hotel Guanahani & Spa has debuted after completing a $40 million renovation project.

The four-year renovation led by David M Schwartz Architects and Luis Pons Design Lab reimagined the property’s layout and interiors, with Pentagram working on the property’s overall brand identity.

“Today’s travelers seek a refreshing experience led by simple pleasures, conspicuous leisure, dedication to sustainability, and an authentic, localized experience,” said Martein van Wagenberg, managing director at Le Guanahani. “The evolution of Le Guanahani responds to this need for experiential travel. We want our guests to be transported into Le Guanahani’s colorful, lush, invigorating and serene setting, from the moment their eyes meet the website to the dinner on the beach with their feet in the sand.”

The property is comprised of 67 guest cottages including “Creole Contemporary” and “Explorer” styles, along with new suites.

Pons said the redesign “reflects St Barth and the experience of Le Guanahani as a lived-in story of simple pleasures, maps of life, and memories of happy times and magical days that drift serenely from one to the next.”

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