One year, one month and one week after Hurricane Irma pummeled the Caribbean leaving massive devastation in its wake, Hotel Le Toiny St. Barth reopens (October 15). And to great anticipation.
The reopening is, in many ways, a second reopening for the ‘coastal chic’ property. After being purchased in 2015, the entire hotel was renovated. England’s renowned Bee Osborn headed up the design, transforming the look and feel into a lighter, more sea-focused vibe – with its beige fabrics, use of driftwood and stunning oyster-shell bar.
And now, Lady Bee’s reinvention maintains its light coastal feel. But with pops of color. Sexy. Vibrant. With use of antique mirrors and glass sea turtles. Also new: signature hilltop villas, offering south-facing views. New cuisine by Chef McCarroll. And surprises at The Beach Club.
“St. Barth recovered brilliantly after the hurricane,” says Hotel Le Toiny’s Charles Walker. “In the immediate days following, the French government – and the people of the island – worked tirelessly to clear roads, trees, houses. To help one another. Today, the island is back, the hotels, restaurants, beaches. And one by one, we are reopening. Everyone pulled their weight; it was truly impressive – and inspiring – to see.”