Taking a look around the all-new Le Sereno, St Barth’s

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Following damage from the passing of Hurricane Irma in September 2017, luxe travel brand Sereno Hotels is pleased to announce the fashionable Le Sereno St. Barth’s has recently reopened.

A pool with a view…

Owners, the Contreras family, decided to demolish and to completely rebuild from scratch a significant part of the property, including more than half the rooms and all the public spaces, while maintaining the iconic style of Le Sereno which has a devoted following among guests. In the true spirit of ‘plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose’, the original team that created Le Sereno has been reassembled to undertake a complete rebuild, while keeping the essence of the hotel intact. An intimate beachfront property located on the ultra-private Grand Cul de Sac, a protected coral reef that is popular for kitesurfing, paddle boarding and snorkelling, Le Sereno has long beckoned travellers for its contemporary design and understated luxury service. 

Beachfront living

The total room count will increase from 36 to 39 rooms and the entire Bungalow Piscine room category has been built from the ground up, featuring larger rooms and new interior design.

The restaurant has been completely redesigned with new bar, lounge and an all-new beach restaurant extension, where guests can dine with their feet in the sand. Le Sereno’s much-loved oak roof was rebuilt, and amazing views of the lagoon remain intact. The hotel also boasts a brand new spa and fitness facility with new treatment rooms and new fitness equipment, amongst other additions such as a new on-site retail boutique featuring curated finds from French and Italian brands. These include Milan-based LARUSMIANI, the oldest menswear brand of Via MonteNapoleone, which offers a wide selection of handcrafted in Italy gentlemen clothes and accessories. The Boutique will also host a special selection of women’s beachwear, accessories and jewellery available exclusively at Le Sereno.

The retail boutique

The iconic and much-Instagrammed pool at Le Sereno overlooking the Grand Cul de Sac retains the same look. The lobby building with its picturesque red doors will also continue to greet guests and each of the three, 7,000 square foot, four-bedroom Villas retain their much-lauded design, while the interiors have been refurbished and the private pools will now be heated.  

Cool and calm bedrooms

In keeping with the Sereno Hotels philosophy of building, owning and operating intimate, design-driven hotels in highly desired destinations, the next phase of Le Sereno St. Barth will truly up the ante in the Caribbean with every room being touched with a fresh design. The open-concept bathrooms will be air-conditioned, and feature custom made Iroko wood, oak and stone vanities. The Grand Suite Plage Sud rooms were demolished and rebuilt with entirely new finishings, a private garden with outdoor bathtubs and the floorplans have been reworked to allow for more living space. The waterfront Grand Suite Plage rooms, the heart of Le Sereno, now features new interiors, new technology, fantastic new furnished waterfront terraces, and a walkable garden in front of the suite entrances, to enhance the guest experience.                                                         

 The Spa at Le Sereno has been expanded and now includes three full treatment rooms, including the guest favourite waterfront pavilion, a coveted space for relaxation and the island’s only beachfront treatment room. In-room spa services are also available. The new fitness room boasts the latest fitness technology and equipment. In between the spa and fitness facilities is a new garden that provides a serene space for guests to practice yoga or meditation. 

The central heartbeat of the hotel is Restaurant Le Sereno, which unveiled a new look, while still maintaining 180-degree views of Grand Cul de Sac. A fully open-air concept, the space takes maximum advantage of the dramatic surroundings giving guests a water view from almost every angle. A new bar centrally located in the restaurant serves up craft cocktails made with the freshest ingredients and an extensive list of wines and spirits. The bar also features a newly added juice station, where guests can order up freshly squeezed wellness and detox elixirs.

Executive Chef Alex Simone returns to Le Sereno and will unveil a new menu for the restaurant that features signature dishes seamlessly integrated with updated offerings. With a focus on Mediterranean dishes made with the freshest ingredients and fit perfectly with the restaurant’s beachfront setting, guests will find French and Italian infusions throughout. 

Dining by the sea

An all new beach restaurant experience has also debuted just steps from the crystal-clear waters of the Grand Cul de Sac. Located adjacent to the main restaurant, the entirely new space offers casual dining under the shade of coconut trees, where guests can have their feet in the sand and a million-dollar view of the Grand Cul de Sac’s protected reef. The restaurant is the perfect spot to sip on cocktails and enjoy a laid-back meal without having to leave the serenity of the beachfront location. 

Le Sereno St. Barths’ starting rates beginning at 760 Euros/night. We can’t wait to visit.