Le Guanahani’s Managing Director, Martein van Wagenberg appointed a team of top creative consultants including David M. Schwarz Architects, Luis Pons Design Lab and Pentagram to transform the hotel into the irresistible private enclave it has now become.
A four-year renovation led by David Schwarz and Luis Pons reinvigorated the property’s layout and interiors to heighten Le Guanahani’s exclusive and residential feel whilst Martein van Wagenberg worked closely with Pentagram to redefine the property’s overall brand identity.
Van Wagenberg explains “The evolution of Le Guanahani responds to this need for experiential travel. We want our guests to be transported into Le Guanahani’s colorful, lush, invigorating and serene setting, from the moment their eyes meet the website to the dinner on the beach with their feet in the sand.” said van Wagenberg.
Le Guanahani’s new accommodation includes 67 vibrantly hued ‘Creole Contemporary’ and ‘Explorer’ style guest cottages and spacious new suites. Brightly coloured Caribbean interiors are complimented by chic rare wood furnishings and floors, soft cotton fabrics and white walled exteriors. Many cottages have their own private pools and verandas and the new Admiral Suite has its own private beach access and butler service. Luis Pons’ has designed an exclusive Le Guanahani luggage-inspired furniture collection on display in the re-designed lobby and guest cottages. The spirit of the redesign, says Pons, “reflects St. Barth and the experience of Le Guanahani as a lived-in story of simple pleasures, maps of life, and memories of happy times and magical days that drift serenely from one to the next.
With Le Guanahani’s new rebrand and identity in place, travelers can look forward to a colorful and timeless stay in St. Barth. Winter rates begin at $1,118 per night.