Eden Rock, the Relais & Chateaux resort on St Barthelemy, will re-open before Christmas after the completion of a major refurbishment.
The resort, considered by many to be one of the top three in the world, has been closed since the spring. When it opens its doors again in mid-December it will feature, amongst other additions, a new luxury suite to be named ‘The Howard Hughes Loft’ (named after a legendary ex-client) - the design of which is described as ‘edgy’ by James Utting of the project’s London architects Benoy. The airy loft, of about 1500 square feet in size, has been constructed on top of the iconic main house at Eden Rock and offers one of the Caribbean’s most outstanding views over the Baie de St Jean with its coral reefs and blue seas.
The resort’s famous Greta Garbo suite, used by the reclusive film star under her alias of Harriet Brown, has been refurbished in a style which, according to English proprietor David Matthews is “wonderfully over-the-top reflecting the classic Garbo Hollywood era”. Much use has been made of azure coloured silk voile curtaining which, at night, surrounds the beautifully made hard-wood bed complete with its white deer skin bed head, while a contemporary design has been assembled for the suite’s exquisite bathroom.
David Matthews said “Increasingly St Barths has become a truly world class destination which encourages the Eden Rock Group of Companies to continue investing in this famous hotel”.