Rosewood Hotels has announced its appointment to manage St. Barths resort Le Guanahani following the property’s substantial multi-year renovation. Closed since 2017 due to damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the resort is slated to open as Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth in 2021, continuing the legacy of the 66-key Marigot Bay property that began with its construction in 1986.

Marking the Rosewood group’s third property in the Caribbean – and first In the French West Indies – Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth’s architecture has been overseen by David M. Schwarz Architects, with interiors by Luis Pons Design Lab. Emphasising the island’s French Caribbean heritage by way of a palette of turquoise, yellow and lavender – nodding to the ocean, tropical sun and south of France florals – the new-look scheme will be joined by amenities including private pools, a Rosewood signature spa and a beachfront dining concept.

“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,” comments Sonia Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. “We are honoured to steward Rosewood Le Guanahani as it sets a new standard of luxury on St. Barth and around the world.”

Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth joins a Rosewood Caribbean portfolio that further includes Rosewood Baha Mar, Rosewood Bermuda and Rosewood Little Dix Bay. Rosewood Half Moon Bay – a 47-key resort in Antigua featuring a design lead by Studio Piet Boon.

The news follows Rosewood Hong Kong winning big at this year’s AHEAD Asia ceremony – scooping the awards for Hotel Newbuild, Suite and Event Spaces. Find out more here.