The Hotel Carl Gustaf, the 14-suite luxury property located on a hill overlooking Gustavia Harbor in St Barths, has announced that all of the guestrooms will be renovated during the hotel’s annual closure in September and October, and will be finished for the re-opening for the fall/winter season on October 25.
Overseen by French designer Isabelle Blanchère, all of the one- and two-bedroom suites will be refreshed with new flooring, new furniture and accessories, all new soft-goods and a new lighting scheme. The individual private outdoor areas will be updated as well, including replacing the tiles in the individual plunge pools and outdoor furniture.
The existing floral and striped motifs will be replaced with natural, soft, textured fabrics in three different color schemes (greys, chocolate brown and aubergine). Rattan and wooden furniture will be replaced with soft pieces. Sight lines will be changed and enhanced by adding a taller high-top table made of ceramic and teak, which will afford views of Gustavia Harbor below while dining.
Blanchère will be using Elitis fabrics (French) and Paola Navone-designed (Italian) furniture in the redesign, as well as carpets and accessories from Designers Guild. Italian-designed Marazzi ceramic tiles will be used for accents.
Elsewhere in the hotel, a new boutique will be added, which will carry island-inspired clothing, jewelry and also home goods by Welton London, Elisabeth Riveiro and others.
The Hotel Carl Gustaf’s last renovation project took place in 2008, which included the addition of the four-bedroom Royal Suite and Boutique Spa as well as the full renovation of Victoria’s, the hotel’s fine dining restaurant.
The Hotel Carl Gustaf is a family-owned hotel which celebrated its 20th anniversary in November 2011.