Le Barthelemy Hotel & Spa, a newbuild beachfront boutique hotel in Grand Cul de Sac, part of a nature reserve on northeastern St. Barts, will open to guests on Nov. 1.
The 46 rooms and suites are each different, and most have plunge pools and ocean views. "They are designed to capture the essence of St. Barts with the use of natural materials and a lot of light," said Claire Hillau, the hotel's director of sales. "They are luxurious and chic, yet unpretentious and understated."
Facilities include four dining venues overseen by Michelin-starred French chef Guy Martin and direct beach access, plus, as its name suggests, a spa and fitness center -- Le Spa and Le Fitness, respectively.
Le Barthelemy is an independent, privately owned property with a team of 120 employees. It is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
Hillau said there are plans to bring travel agents to the property starting around mid-November. "Our advance bookings look very good at this point, but we want more."
Rates start at approximately $680 per room, per night, double and include roundtrip transfers, daily breakfast, complimentary propertywide Wifi, use of water sports equipment and access to Le Fitness.
There is a 10-night minimum booking requirement over the Christmas holidays.