September 2016 – Eden Rock - St Barths, part of the prestigious Oetker Collection, wins at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2016, awarded both ‘Best in the World’ and ‘Best in the Caribbean’. The hotel wins alongside fellow Oetker masterpiece, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, awarded ‘Best in Europe’. Voted for by over 100,000 readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine, the annual awards honour the world’s best destinations, hotels, villas, spas, airlines and more.
Regularly voted amongst the Top 100 hotels worldwide, Eden Rock - St Barths offers visitors a taste of French art de vivre in the heart of the Caribbean. Set on a rocky promontory and surrounded by white coral sandy beaches, clear blue sea and a beautiful coral reef rife with wild sea life, its convenient location is a short stroll from the vibrant shops and boutiques, quaint bars and delectable restaurants in the village of St Jean. Built around 1950 by famous Caribbean aviator and adventurer, Rémy de Haenen, Eden Rock - St Barths fast became a bolthole for his Hollywood friends, setting a style for the island that continues to this day. Purchased and restored by the Matthews family in 1995, family values remain at the heart of Eden Rock - St Barths. This spirit is further strengthened by the hotel’s partnership with the prestigious Oetker Collection, who offers the highest standard of guest experiences at iconic masterpiece hotels around the world.
On the Mediterranean coast, the legendary Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc is dramatically positioned on the southern-most tip of the Cap d’Antibes in the south of France. The hotel has established a distinguished guest list of royalty, dignitaries and Hollywood stars, who make it their first choice when staying in the region. Wedding 18th century elegance to 21st century luxury, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc has long been renowned for the refined luxury of its rooms, suites and villas, but especially for their magnificent setting overlooking the azure sea and private parkland.
Frank Marrenbach, CEO Oetker Collection, comments: “We are honoured that the quality of our hotels has been recognised by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller once again. Our teams relentlessly strive to deliver the highest standard to all our guests, at all Oetker Collection hotels all over the world. This gratifying distinction is testament to Eden Rock - St Barths’ and Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc’s impeccable attention to detail and commitment to their guests, the hallmark of Oetker Collection hotels.”
ABOUT HOTEL EDEN ROCK - ST BARTHS
Hotel Eden Rock - St Barths offers 34 highly individual guest rooms and suites, located “on the rock” and dotted along the beach or set within lush green gardens as well as two other unique signature suites, Villa Nina and world famous Villa Rockstar, which comes with its own recording studio, as well as the new Christopher Columbus suite. The hotel has two restaurants, the Sand Bar and ‘ On the Rocks’ with Jean-Georges, headed up by Executive Chef Eric Desbordes, previously at Hotel Le Bristol Paris’s Michelin-Starred Brasserie Le 114 Faubourg. Guest have access to the St.Jean beach with use of the hotel’s sun loungers, umbrellas, kayaks, paddle boards, snorkelling and watersports equipment. Use of the fitness centre and Eden Rock Spa by Ligne St Barth In-Suite treatments can also be arranged.
ABOUT OETKER COLLECTION
Oetker Collection is one of the most inspiring selections of masterpiece hotels in the world. The name ‘masterpiece hotels’ includes a pledge; a commitment to provide service of the highest quality, every hour of every day. The pearl as a symbol combines singularity, beauty and quality. The individual pearls bind together to form a unique string of pearls.
Each property is one-of-a-kind, reflecting the unique European heritage and sharing the highest levels of service internationally with exceptional and historic architecture & interiors combining with great attention to detail.