THE ENTRY TO THE RESORT has been reconceptualized by designers.
Auberge Resorts is revealing details of its redesign of Malliouhana Hotel & Spa, an Auberge resort on Anguilla. Set for a reopening in spring, 2014, the 55-room hotel, known for its iconic location high over Meads Bay and Turtle Cove, is undergoing quite the transformation.
Along with it, we hear that the spa will be “entirely re-envisioned and scaled more in line with the classic Auberge Resorts spas, which is to say intimate,” according to a representative for the resort.
The news of the refurbishment bodes well for Anguilla and for Malliouhana, a resort that personifies the jet-setting crowd of the ’50s and ’60s. Interior designer Todd-Avery Lenahan, who redid Hotel Jerome in Aspen, says he’s using that vibe to recreate the hotel. “We dialed in the spirit of how people in the ’50s and ’60s traveled—yachts, fine linens, exotic wonderment—and translated that notion into a very collected and international feel.” The architects for the renovation, which includes rooms, public spaces and dining facilities, are SB Architects; you’ll know their work if you’ve been to Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico, which underwent its own transformation recently.
With the new Malliouhana, watch for the open-air spaces to be used to the max, and decorated with bright Caribbean colors. Nice Touch: The resort, which has two beaches, will now sport a tiered swimming pool area and a sunset bar. The smallest accommodations will be the 700-square-foot guest rooms and the largest will be the beachfront villas.
John Vasatka has been named general manager of Malliouhana. His resume includes extensive resort management experience from reputable resorts around the Caribbean and even as far as the Philippines and the Middle East.
RESORT ROOMS have been redesigned to capture the light spirit of the Caribbean.