By the Caribbean Journal staff
One of the world’s most exclusive hotel portfolios has added a new member in the Caribbean.
The new Quintessence Hotel in Anguilla, which just opened in January, has become the newest Caribbean property in Relais & Chateaux’s network of luxury hotels.
Each Relais & Chateaux member must embody values like sustainability, hospitality, service, and, perhaps most importantly, culinary excellence.
The boutique, villa-style hotel, known locally as the “Q,” is the brainchild of U.S.-based lawyer Geoffrey Fieger, who says he was inspired to build the hotel by the original Malliouhana, the hotel that first put Anguilla on the tourist map as a destination in the 1980s.
“My wife, Keenie, and I have lived on Anguilla for more than 30 years, and we have built The Q to make guests feel as if they are being hosted in a grand tropical mansion,” Fieger said in a statement.
The tiny property has a total of nine suites and villas, along with a signature restaurant, a spa, bars, an infinity pool, a yoga pavilion, a fitness center and a business suite.
Guests have access to an around-the-clock butler and concierge service.
The hotel’s signature eatery, Julians, is a “tropical French bistro” led by Chef Dominique Thevenet.
The Quintessence is the latest Caribbean property to join Relais & Chateaux, following last year’s addition of the luxe Calabash boutique hotel in Grenada.
“I have personally relied on R&C for my own travels, and I know the organization represents only the best, most elite hotels,” said Owner Geoffrey Fieger. “The organization’s vision will continue to help Quintessence deliver an unforgettable experience to each and every guest.”
Other Relais & Chateaux hotels in the Caribbean also include Barbados’ Cobblers Cove, Nevis’ Montpelier Plantation and the Dominican Republic’s Eden Roc at Cap Cana.
For more information, visit the Quintessence.