After suffering substantial damage from Hurricane Irma last September, Le Sereno closed its shutters, demolished, and completely rebuilt a significant proportion of the hotel. In the spirit of plus ‘ça change, plus c’est la même chose’, the original Sereno team was brought back together with a view to restore the hotel to even higher standards than before.
The natural beauty and intimate beachfront location remain, now complemented by fresh designs, extensions, and an emphasis on detail. The new Le Sereno seamlessly integrates luxury and simplicity. As the ultimate island hideaway, the hotel is in a league of its own.
The Unveiling: What's New?
The total room count at the hotel has increased from 36 to 39 rooms. Three new rooms have been added to the Bungalow Piscine category, two of which are part of a brand-new Family Suite offerings, and each suite is now equipped with a private pool. The all-new Grand Suite Plage Sud now offers even more spacious rooms, a private garden, as well as an outdoor bath.
While the restaurant has been redesigned, the much-loved oak roof remains, and the centrally-located bar will now feature a juice station. As the heart of the hotel, Restaurant Le Sereno also gained a special addition – an all-new beach restaurant. Our beach extension will allow for a more casual, al fresco dining experience just a few steps away from the ocean. Guests can enjoy views of the Grand Cul de Sac’s protected reef while sipping on a signature cocktail with their feet in the sand.
The brand new Le Sereno Spa assures a relaxing, indulgent experience. The spa comprises three full treatment rooms, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, and the island’s only beachfront treatment area. A newly added serenity garden also provides ample space for the practice of meditation and yoga.
A new on-site retail boutique has also been added to the hotel. A carefully curated selection from the Milan-based boutique, Larusmiani, will be featured. Handcrafted in Italy, the brand offers exquisite clothes and accessories aimed at men. Keeping the ladies in mind, the boutique will also carry an exclusive range of beachwear, accessories and jewellery by the brand ‘Ladies First’.
While the hotel’s interiors have been thoughtfully enhanced, much will still be as guests remember it – towels and robes from D. Porthault in each room, toiletries by Ex Voto Paris, as well as a complimentary beach bag with Le Sereno Havaiana flip flops. Also making a return are the custom designed Le Sereno bags and accessories by Anya Hindmarch.
In terms of the hotel’s detail orientated approach to service, nothing has changed; expect new and improved facilities, but the same friendly faces and warm signature hospitality.
The rebuild project provided a unique opportunity to implement new environmental standards and source sustainable building materials where possible. New energy saving technology has also been implemented, ranging from solar panels and LED lighting, to air conditioners with heat exchangers.
The hotel now also features an on-site water desalinisation facility, allowing the property to be completely “off the grid”. Grey water is also harvested, treated and reused for irrigation.
It has been a massive undertaking, but we are thrilled with the results and can’t wait to share the all-new Le Sereno with guests. Le Sereno looks forward to welcoming people back through its doors on the 15th of December 2018.