Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France is the only hotel on the island to have received the prestigious title of palace.
Leading the LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) presence, Cheval Blanc has long excelled in the art of welcoming guests to the epicenter of glamorous locations and French elegance. Designed by renowned designer Jacques Grange and inspired by the French West Indies, it is nestled nicely on the east side of Flamand Bay. The LVMH –owned property turned this reality into an opportunity to reimagine its décor. Jacques Grange, Karl Legerfeld and Princess Carolina de Monaco – were brought in to refresh the interior of this iconic property.
Combining a relaxed beach hut style with luxury finishes, Grange based his design on the concept of a travel journal. He took inspiration from his life’s travels and the island rhythm that’s embraced by the hotel, imbuing the property’s sea-view rooms and social areas with the refined style he’s known for.
“Celebrating a delicate alchemy between tradition and innovation, local architecture and timeless elegance, our Maisons blend bold design and contemporary inspirations with local craftsmanship. Since the opening of its first Mason in 2006, Cheval Blanc has developed unique properties with an unparalleled sense of detail. In a warm, caring atmosphere, every Cheval Blanc Maison takes the utmost care in creating fulfilling, memorable moments for guests and their families.” From Chavel Blanc’s official website.
In the beach suites, there are Colombian pots with pearls and shells that decorate the rooms. While in the ocean suites, furniture features light and bright coloured fabrics to echo breezy Californian flair. Carpets of Tibetan wool soften the floors, styled with ornamental wooden side tables. Lighting is varied, with some laps – mainly influenced by Middle Eastern pottery. Besides, Aboriginal artworks adorn the walls.
This incredible resort features 61 rooms, suites, villas, and bungalows, nearly all French. It offers tip-top service for families, solo travellers, honeymooners, or anyone looking for a healthy dose of relaxation. Besides, everything is provided for a pampering beach holiday, from sumptuous loungers to yoga mats with world-renewed yoga instructor Nicolas Legrez.
The interior backdrop is paired back with natural finishes and customised furniture, predominantly in white. The suit walls are clad in bleached larch and convey the beachside ambience of this Palace-status hotel.
Moreover, all rooms include plush beds, private changing rooms, luxurious bathrooms, and a private terrace or balcony with a view of the gardens or the beach, while some of the upper-level suites offer private pools, dining areas, boutiques and a gym. The hotel also boasts a vibrant signature colour reflecting the Maison’s surroundings. In St-Barth, signature blush pink adorns every facet of island living, from Ambassadeur attire, to gifts and amenities, to linens and apparel.