New City Stay and Beachfront Properties, Renovations, and Expanded Villa Booking Options Headline the Latest Hospitality Developments in Martinique
Martinique’s hospitality sector is getting a boost this winter as new city stay and beachfront hotel options combine with an expansive resort renovation and the launch of a new villa booking service to give travelers additional options fitting a wide range of budgets and travel interests.
“Our hoteliers and villa operators have responded to the sizable increase in nonstop air service from the U.S. mainland to Martinique this winter by creating exciting new hotel options,” said Muriel Wiltord, Director Americas for the Martinique Promotion Bureau. “We look forward to seeing this trend continue into 2016 and beyond as Martinique becomes increasingly accessible, and therefore attractive to the U.S. market.”
Hot from the Island!
Opening of Fondation Clement, the Caribbean’s new home for contemporary art
Contemporary art has a new home in the Caribbean as Martinique celebrated the grand opening of Fondation Clément, a 25,400+ square-foot museum showcasing fine modern works produced by artists from all corners of the Caribbean, in January 2016. Located on the historic grounds of Habitation Clément, where the legend of Rhum Clément was born in 1887, the new museum builds upon Fondation Clément’s proud tradition of steadfast support for the arts.
Le Simon Hotel
Opening in March 2016, the 94-room Le Simon Hotel is poised to bring a new level of modern style and sophistication to the downtown Fort-de-France area. Nestled on the waterfront directly in front of the Pointe Simon Cruise Terminal, Le Simon Hotel will offer convenient access on foot to all of the capital city’s best shopping and prime historic attractions – Fort Saint Louis, La Savane, Schoelcher Library, Saint Louis Cathedral, and more – making it ideal for pre- and post-cruise stays.
Fort Savane Residence Hotel
Also located in the heart of downtown Fort-de-France directly facing La Savane, the new Fort SavaneResidenceHotel welcomes both business and leisure travelers with 15 luxurious guestrooms – four single rooms, nine studios, and two suites. All rooms feature modern and comfortable styling, air conditioning, LCD TV’s, private baths, espresso machines, mini-bar, in-room safes, and more. Select studio units also offer balconies overlooking a quiet courtyard. Nightly rates start at 150.00 € for two persons sharing studio accommodations.
La Suite Villa
Located just across the Bay of Fort-de-France in the Pointe du Bout section of Trois-Ilets, La Suite Villa originally opened its doors in 2009 with nine villas, six suites, and an endless supply of modern chic style. Recently, the boutique property earned a coveted fifth star, joining the exclusive Cap-Est Lagoon Resort & Spa as the only hotels in Martinique to be so honored.
Village de la Pointe
For travelers on a budget, Martinique offers the new Village de la Pointe. Located on Pointe Faula Beach in Vauclin on Martinique’s breezy Atlantic coast, the village consists of 80 cottages priced between 70 € and 100 € per-night. All Village de la Pointe cottages offer two or three bedrooms within easy walking distance of shopping, and a wide array of watersports– kiteboarding, stand-up paddleboarding, jet ski rentals, windsurfing, and more.
A new villa booking option, Villa Veo specializes in high quality rental properties from north to south across Martinique. A total of 40+ properties are included in the Villa Veo portfolio, with concierge services and other add-ons available on request.
The new home of luxury travel in Martinique, French Coco, opened July 1, 2016, beginning a new era of upscale hospitality in The Isle of Flowers. Expressly designed to blend elegance and comfort with nature and the colorful Creole spirit of Tartane, the small fishing village where the hotel is located, French Coco debuts with a four-star rating and membership in the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels Of The World – www.slh.com.