Rosewood to manage Le Guanahani in St Barths

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed to manage iconic St Barths property Le Guanahani. 

The property is due to reopen in spring 2021 following an extension renovation, having been closed since 2017 due to the damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. 

On reopening the property will become Rosewood Le Guanahani St Barth, making it will be the hotel group’s fourth property in the Caribbean. It will have 66 rooms, suites and villas, “many with new private pools”, Rosewood said in a statement.

It will have a beachfront dining concept, a new pool and a Rosewood Explorers children’s club. It will also have a gym, tennis courts and a spa.

Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth will continue to operate under the leadership of Managing Director Martein van Wagenberg, who has managed the property for the past six years 

Le Guanahani, which is surrounded by two beaches, including a reef-protected lagoon, originally opened in 1986 and quickly established itself as an iconic property. 

Sonia Cheng, chief executive of Rosewood Hotel Group, said: “A legendary resort cherished for its rich offerings, memorable service and captivating landscape, Le Guanahani is a jewel within the Caribbean and an idyllic destination for Rosewood’s affluential explorers. We are honoured to steward Rosewood Le Guanahani as it sets a new standard of luxury on St. Barth and around the world.” 

The new property joins Rosewood Baha Mar in The Bahamas, Rosewood Bermuda and Rosewood Little Dix Bay in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. The group is also currently developing Rosewood Half Moon Bay in Antigua, set to open in 2023.

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