By Dana Niland
One of St Barth’s venerable hotels is making its long-awaited return for the upcoming winter season, Caribbean Journal has learned.
The Hotel Barriere Le Carl Gustaf, the reimagining of St Barth’s historic Carl Gustaf hotel, is slated to debut this December.
The first property in the Caribbean for the Barrière Group, whose luxury portfolio includes a a collection of hotels in mainland France, Le Carl Gustaf is located in St Barth’s capital of Gustavia.
The relaunched boutique hotel has been designed by the famed Gilles & Boissier, with 24 rooms including 13 cottages and two junior suites, each with their own terrace and private plunge pool.
The redesign also features new loft and villa accommodations, including a private home with six bedrooms, pool and multiple terraces showcasing the Caribbean sea.
Dining options will include the first Caribbean edition of Fouquet’s, the Paris-based, Michelin-starred brasserie by renowned Chef Pierre Gagnaire, with a mix of French and Caribbean-infused cuisine.
The hotel’s portfolio also includes the existing, popular Shellona, set on St Barth’s Shell Beach, which already serves up island-inspired bites like mahi-mahi cooked in coconut milk.
The hotel will also feature the Diane Barrière Spa, combining Parisian elegance with Caribbean well-being through treatments from notable French skincare brand Biologique Recherche.
It’s a jolt of luxury energy to Gustavia, perhaps the most charming town in the French Caribbean, which has seen a renewed focus in the last year and a half of the island’s renaissance.
For more, visit Le Carl Gustaf.