Following the hotel’s recent closure due to Hurricane Irma, Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa, which opened last fall as this destination’s newest hotel, has announced its plans to re-open as soon as possible in 2018.
“This time last year we were diligently preparing for the grand opening of Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa, but damage to the hotel in the wake Hurricane Irma is unfortunately forcing the hotel to remain shuttered this winter season,” said Marc Dobbels, general manager, Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa, in a written release. “We are terribly disappointed but determined to bring our beloved hotel back for the 2018 season,” said Dobbels.
According to Dobbels, renovation plans for the award-winning hotel are well underway, with a few new, as-yet-unnamed elements and updates to be introduced when the hotel reopens.
Elsewhere on the island, luxury resort Eden Rock St. Barths is targeting a reopening date for next summer following the storm. Other hotels expected to reopen by Thanksgiving include the Sunset, Ti Morne, Auberge de Terre Neuve, Tom Beach, Le Village St. Barth, Villa Lodge 4 Epices, Baie des Anges, Les Ondines, Saline Garden, Les Sucriers, Les Ilets de la Plage and Le Nid d’Aigle.
In terms of events, the 2017 Christmas Village will take place in December as planned and the 2018 Music Festival will take place in January, also as planned. Maximum efforts are being made for the 2018 nautical events, such as the Bucket Regatta, Les Voiles de Saint-Barth and the 14th Annual Transat AG2R to take place as scheduled.