St. Barths, French West Indies – Reported by Erin Riley for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
One of the most prestigious European luxury hotel companies, the Oetker Collection is a mesmerizing selection of masterpiece hotels situated in some of the most exclusive parts of the world. Its few but exceptional selections represent the meridian of luxury hospitality, and its very latest addition, Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France, perfectly complements this startling vocabulary.
Set amidst lush tropical landscaping that meets the ocean at the pristine Baie des Flamands, Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France brings together postmodern cool and tropical hot in an enticing slice of intimate opulence. Its 39 rooms, suites and villas let sky and sea shine through at every turn: Vintage French fabrics and translucent linens classically set off the indigenous hues of St. Barths.
“We are very excited to add the award-winning Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France to our collection – a great property turned into a very special home by Charlie and Mandie Vere Nicoll. Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France fits perfectly with our portfolio in a prime location with architecture that epitomizes the destination and outstanding individualized service meeting guests’ highest expectations,” said Frank Marrenbach, CEO of The Oetker Collection.
A comprehensive investment program this fall will see 12 garden bungalows entirely renovated as well as the renewal of the public areas in the main building and reception. La Case de L’Isle, the resort’s signature beach-side restaurant, will also be given an updated look with elegant new décor.