Hôtel Eden Rock

Hospitality Renovation & Expansion of a Hotel in Saint-Jean

The hotel Eden Rock, perched above the waters of Saint Jean bay, is one of the island's most famous—and most photographed—structures. Moreover given it's history of legendary characters it also serves as a cultural icon for the island not merely an architectural one. 
Architectural & Cultural Icon
Nonetheless, it's quirky, patchwork history of building left a facility dangerously inadequate for the demands of 21st century travelers. With the challenge of this program, Xavier David embarked on a multi-year, multi-phase project of careful demolition, precise reconstruction and eventual expansion into neighboring properties.  
Construction site of Hôtel Eden Rock during renovation by Bureau Xavier David.

Construction site of Hôtel Eden Rock during renovation by Bureau Xavier David.

Construction site of Hôtel Eden Rock during renovation by Bureau Xavier David.

Construction site of Hôtel Eden Rock during renovation by Bureau Xavier David.

Through careful planning of the works, the hotel even managed remain open and serving guests during the demolition and rebuild phases except for a single six month closure during the low season of 2004.
Remarkably, despite demolishing much of the original structure, the spirit of Eden Rock remains in the final results due to the care with which Xavier David executed the program. Upgraded & refined? Yes...but still the epitome of casual beachfront luxury, quirky charm and irresistibly Eden Rock.     
Project specifications
Architect Architects Benoy / Jean Marcel Henry
Structural Engineer Bureau Xavier David
MEP Engineer Bureau Xavier David
Construction Manager Bureau Xavier David
Interior Designer Karine Breigeat / Jane Matthews
Landscape Designer David Matthews
Project Location Saint-Jean, Saint-Barthélemy
Project Area 3,000 square meters (32,000 square feet)
Project Year 2004-2010
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