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The One&Only Le Saint Geran Reopens For Guests Following Nine Month Renovation

Wednesday, December 06, 2017
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Pointe de Flacq, Mauritius,—Mauritius’ much-loved resort, One&Only Le SaintGéran, started welcoming back guests today, following a nine-month renovation and multi-million-dollar investment which has transformed the legend into a modern icon, and one of the top resorts inthe world. Boasting the ultimate location on the north-eastern coast of the island, One&Only Le SaintGéran is setting new standards of ultra-luxury in the Indian Ocean and beyond, much like it did whenit originally opened in 1975.

The opening was marked by Philippe Zuber, President and Chief Operating Officer, One&OnlyResorts, Charles de Foucault, General Manager at One&Only Le Saint Géran and The HonourableMarie Joseph Noël-Etienne Ghislain Sinatambou, MP, Minister of Social Security, ReformInstitutions and Environment, and Sustainable Development for Mauritius, for a ribbon-cuttingceremony as the first guests arrived.

“It is wonderful to be here for the opening of this much-loved resort. I have incredibly fond memoriesof One&Only Le Saint Géran, and am so thrilled to see how it has been completely transformed. Theteam have worked incredibly hard, and I want to thank them for their passion and dedication as theycontinue to offer our discerning guests experiences that truly blow them away” said Philippe Zuber,President and Chief Operating Officer, One&Only Resorts. “We have so much to be proud of, notonly with the re-launch of this legendary property, but also with the expansion of the One&Onlybrand. We look forward to welcoming guests back to our beautiful resort in Mauritius, as well as to allof our existing properties around the world, and those soon to come.”

Long hailed as the legendary iconic luxury retreat in Mauritius, One&Only Le Saint Géran retainswhat guests have always loved - a sense of exclusive seclusion on its own private peninsula with abeachfront and calm lagoon unlike any other resort on the island. However, the entire resort has beencompletely transformed, including dynamic new culinary experiences with overwater dining pavilionsand innovative theatre style cooking, new playful swimming pools with cabanas, reimagined publicspaces, a stunning new spa, Club One, and a range of ultra-modern facilities.

“After much anticipation, it is an honour to begin welcoming guests to One&Only Le Saint Géran andcelebrate the rebirth of this truly global icon,” said Charles de Foucault, General Manager atOne&Only Le Saint Géran. “We have ensured to preserve what our guests have always loved aboutthe resort but also to dream and create incredible new experiences for our guests to discover. Today’sreopening not only marks an exciting transformation for the resort, but embodies One&Only’sdistinctive vision to redefine the meaning of ultra-luxury.”

The past nine months have seen a comprehensive redesign process in which the much-loved colonial-style architecture has been preserved whilst a cool, contemporary beach inspired design celebratingMauritian lifestyle and culture has been introduced. There are 143 new guest rooms and suites withinterconnecting configurations for families as well as Villa One – a secluded two-bedroom villa withprivate infinity-pool and spectacular ocean views.

One&Only Le Saint Géran is pioneering new offerings both inside and outside the resort - from theintroduction of the island’s first Padel Courts at the new Club One, and a contemporary Pan-Asiantapas restaurant, Tapasake, perched on stilts over the lagoon and unlike any other restaurant inMauritius – through to a carefully curated collection of once-in-a-lifetime experiences on the island,immersing guests into local culture and nature.

The unrivalled One&Only service standards will be upheld by the dedicated staff who have kept theirpositions throughout the renovation, ensuring the resort’s guests, both new and returning, receive atruly warm welcome. Charles de Foucault said, “I am privileged to lead such a passionate, loyal team,many of whom have worked with One&Only Le Saint Géran for several decades. We have taken thisopportunity to provide further training to ensure the staff are developing their skills as well as offeringguests the ultimate in service – something we have become renowned for. It is thanks to this amazingteam that our guests return to Mauritius year after year.”

What’s more, exciting plans to launch One&Only Private Homes for the first time at One&Only LeSaint Géran have been unveiled. Due to launch in 2018, the resort will boast a collection of privateresidences for guests wishing to make the resort home. Secluded villas with their own pools will beintroduced with a full suite of amenities and resort services for residents to enjoy the Mauritian life,

One&Only style. Private homes will also be available to purchase at One&Only’s new resorts whichare currently in development in Montenegro, Greece and Mexico.

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