Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France
Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France
Baie des Flamands – 97133
French West Indies
Cheval Blanc, LVMH Hotel Management
Date of creation
Hotel General Manager
Mrs Christelle Hilpron
Cheval Blanc is the luxury hospitality brand developed by LVMH Hotel Management. The group began with Cheval Blanc Courchevel, followed by Cheval Blanc Randheli and Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France. Other confirmed projects include La Samaritaine in Paris and Oman.
LVMH Hotel Management has complete ownership of the brand; its direction, design, service and management, led by its own, dedicated in-house team.
CHEVAL BLANC ST BARTH ISLE DE FRANCE
History & Story
Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, the first Palace outside of Metropolitan France since July 2016, is the third Maison in the Cheval Blanc portfolio. It is home to 61 suites, bungalows and villas offering breathtaking panoramic ocean views, or leading onto lush tropical gardens.
2018 The French designer Jacques Grange has brought his refined touch to the property and its 19 new rooms and suites. The world-renowned landscape designer Madison Cox unveils his harmonious tropical gardens, where amid exotic flora stands The Constellation of Pegasus – the signature work of the artist Jean-Michel Othoniel.
Date added extensions
Main strengths, special touch
Cheval Blanc enhances guest experience with a wealth of dedicated amenities scented with the Maison signature fragrance Tropical Chic created by the Head Perfumer of Guerlain. In a welcoming atmosphere of serenity, guests could benefit from exclusive well-being treatments specially conceived for Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France.
One of the landmarks of the French West Indies, Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France is situated on one of the loveliest beaches of Saint-Barthélemy: the Flamands Beach. Nearby you have Colombier beach for hiking, St Jean and Gustavia for shopping and nightlife.
Key sites/activities in the area
Based on their intimate knowledge of Saint-Barthélemy, the Alchemists organize bespoke excursions for couples, families and friends. Private picnics on a desert island or romantic cruises at sunset can be imagined ensuring each and every guest returns home with fond memories. The island also offers many water sports opportunities, such as waterskiing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, surfing, body surfing, windsurfing, kayaking and laser sailing. Home to lobsters, mahi-mahis, barracudas, turtles, rays and tropical fish, the amazing marine life of Saint-Barthélemy holds memorable diving experiences.
An institution on the island of Saint-Barthélemy, the Boutique showcases a selection of local and international designers as well as prestigious brands such as Pucci, José Balensi, Helen Kaminski or Diamond Genesis. During lunchtime at La Cabane de l’Isle and every Tuesday evening at the White Bar, the Boutique stages its elegant fashion show in a relaxed festive atmosphere. Exclusive shopping experiences could be organized according to guests’ wishes in Gustavia to offer a fun and memorable moment.
Special attention is paid to children thanks to unique amenities and child-friendly equipment. The babysitting service is available, and a dedicated team entertains children with accessories and attention exclusively created for them to make their stay memorable.
With a spectacular sense of place and unveiling exquisite island elegance, the 61 rooms, suites and villas celebrate the Maison’s lush gardens, splendid views of the sea or ivory sands of Flamands beach. All rooms, suites and villas feature spacious beautifully appointed bedrooms, private dressing rooms, light-filled bathrooms and a private terrace or balcony with views of the gardens or ocean. All Ocean and Beach rooms and suites feature the new architectural concept imagined by French designer Jacques Grange using a collection of vibrant patterns, rattan furniture, warm woods and airy cotton.
Restaurant(s), Bars & Stars
In a relaxed and convivial atmosphere, Chef Yann Vinsot imagines exquisite culinary experiences blending French savoir-faire with flavourful local inspirations. The signature restaurant La Case de l’Isle is one of the island’s most sought-after dining destinations to delight with a gourmet interlude. This restaurant serves an exquisite locally-inspired French cuisine balanced with flavours from the Riviera imagined by Chef Yann Vinsot. La Cabane de l’Isle is the perfect setting for a relaxed meal with stunning views of Flamands Bay, a few steps away from the sea. The menu is inspired by flavours of the Atlantic Ocean, with various influences from Europe to the Caribbean, to be enjoyed al fresco.
Nestled in the heart of the Maison’s tropical gardens, the Cheval Blanc Spa features four treatment rooms, a sauna and an outdoor relaxation pavilion hidden in the lush vegetation. Soft lines and natural materials such as wood, limestone and marble create an atmosphere of complete relaxation and pure indulgence. Guerlain has created a wide range of massages as well as face and body treatments, specially conceived for Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France. These rare beauty rituals, exclusive in the Caribbean, offer an unprecedented sensorial journey, relaxing or energising according to each guest’s needs and desires. The fitness center is equipped with the latest Technogym machines and cutting-edge equipment. Upon request, bespoke programmes can be conceived individually and special coaching sessions can be organised with a personal trainer. Overlooking the Maison’s beach, two sparkling swimming pools offer a relaxing setting for a sunbathing afternoon between cooling dips, with spectacular views of Flamands Bay.
Corporate and celebration events
Culinary journeys: A team of experienced Alchemists imagines exclusive culinary journey to ring the changes and fulfill every wish from picnics on a pristine cove to a romantic dinner on cruises Private celebrations can be performed at La Cabane de l’Isle restaurant or on the Maison’s beach. With the complicity of the Chef, a menu is imagined to meet guests’ desires and can be accompanied by the finest wines and champagnes.
Extra notable features
In a convivial festive spirit, Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France works alongside the most prominent names to host exclusive events. Prestigious Champagne Houses are invited for vintage tastings around the swimming pool. Contemporary artists and photographers stage exhibitions inside the Maison. During the world-class regattas, special evenings are organized at the White Bar to admire the most beautiful boats in the world.
Hotel main Awards
Travel + Leisure, USA, Best resort hotel in the Carribean bermuda and the Bahamas
Travel + Leisure, USA, World’s best awards 2017 – Top 25 resort hotels in the Carribean, Bermuda and the Bahamas
Brides, USA, Honey Moon Awards 2017 – the world’s 20 most romantic destinations
Brides, USA, Honey Moon Awards 2017 -the top 10 resorts in the Caribbean
Conde Nast Traveller, UK, Top Hotels of the Americas CNT – Reader Awards 2017
Brides, USA, Best Honeymoon Award
Atout France, FR, Distinction Palace
Conde Nast Traveller, UK, Top Hotels of The Americas – Reader’s Choice 2016 Awards
Conde Nast Traveller, UK, Ultimate Travel Top 20 CNT – Reader’s Choice Awards 2016
Conde Nast Traveller, USA, Top Hotels of the Americas CNT – Readers’ Choice Awards 2017
Condé Nast Reader’s Travel Awards, USA, Winner of the Best Hotel in the Americas and the Carribean
Forbes Travel Guide, USA, Star Rating Winners
Conde Nast Traveller, GCC, 2015 Hot List
Conde Nast Traveller, UK, Winner of the Best Hotel in the Americas and the Caribbean
Conde Nast Traveller, China, 2015 Hot List
Condé Nast Traveller, USA, Gold List
Travel and Leisure, USA, 500 The World Best Hotel
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