The Eden Rock was built about 50 years ago by Remy de Haenen, the island’s first Mayor and a much loved local eccentric, celebrated adventurer and skilled aviator. De Haenen chose to build his private home on the rocky promontory in St. Jean Bay, laying the foundations of what is today one of the most striking locations in the world.
Close friendships were formed with Greta Garbo, Howard Hughes, Robert Mitchum and many other American and European celebrities of the day. Today, the hotel has a couple of Legacy Suites named after Greta Garbo and Howard Hughes.
In 1995 David and Jane Matthews with children Nina, James, Michael and Spencer bought the home and undertook the job of restoring the original buildings. In the process new structures were built that complimented the style and spirit of Remy de Haenen. The family strived to create a hotel that carries on Remy’s charming eccentricity and enthusiasm for living life to the full.
Eden Rock – St Barths offers 34 highly individual accommodations located “on the rock”, dotted along the beach or set within the lush green garden. Each guest accommodation is individually decorated by Jane Matthews in her unique style. Flat screen satellite televisions and dvd players are available in all rooms, as well as complimentary high speed internet access, iPod docking stations, Bulgari amenities – and lots lots more... A generous and non-corporate business approach has always been the way at the family owned Eden Rock.