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December 7, 2012updated Feb 08, 2013

La Samanna Reopens in St. Martin after Extensive Renovation Project

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

New York, New York- Reported by D.J. Larsen for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

For luxury travelers who have been waiting patiently, the wait is no longer. La Samanna has officially reopened its doors after the completion of an extensive renovation project.

The exquisite resort, located on the French side of St. Martin, has completed the second phase of an extensive renovation project which set out to revitalize its long-standing reputation as the ultimate luxury Caribbean destination.

As a result of the expansion, the Orient-Express property now features two new restaurants and new-look lobby with sea views as well as a completely overhauled set of suites and rooms.

“La Samanna has been a quintessential Caribbean hideaway for more than three decades,” said General Manager Pascal Deyrolle. “While preserving the property’s authenticity is at the forefront of our Orient-Express approach, our doors reopen this season with revamped facilities and offerings designed specifically to bring back the glamour of luxury travel to St. Martin and the Caribbean.”

The two new restaurants, Trellis and Interlude, exude a deep appreciation for the world’s growing gastronomic culture. Both restaurants tastefully embrace French, Mediterranean, and Caribbean flavors, with The Trellis featuring French cuisine and an extensive Cote du Rhone selection while its counterpart, Interlude, offers a causal alternative for al fresco breakfast and dinner.

The newly remodeled Baie Longue Bar, looks to satisfy each guest’s desire to relax, boasting serene views of the ocean and signature cocktails in an intimate outdoor setting. The Beach Bar, meanwhile, serves Caribbean inspired lunches featuring fresh seafood, snacks and salads. Head Sommelier Christian Mirande curates dinners wine-pairings dinner at La Cave with more than 410 varieties and 12,000 bottles to choose from.

La Samanna’s exclusive villas are self-contained and private, as are the oceanfront three and four-bedroom residences which offer 4,600 square feet of sumptuous luxury comprised of a full kitchen, dining room, indoor and outdoor living room, wrap-around terraces and a stunning infinity edge pool.

La Samanna’s award-winning spa features seven treatment rooms, including five indoor/outdoor suites. Fitness facilities include a Pilates studio, Peter Burwash International managed tennis courts and personal trainer services.

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