The History of

Eden Rock – St Barths

A storied hideaway perched on the iconic rock in sunny St Barths.

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Rémy de Haenen purchases the rocky promontory and builds a hotel upon it, gambling on the island’s potential as a dream destination. His property overlooking St Jean Bay is quick to attract Hollywood’s finest. Greta Garbo, Howard Hughes, Robert Mitchum and a host of other celebrities from the US and Europe become enamoured of the newest luxury hideaway on the map.


David and Jane Matthews and family purchase the property from Rémy De Haenen and restore the buildings, constructing new additions and designing enhanced amenities that preserve De Haenen’s eccentric taste and zest for life.



The Matthews family partners with Oetker Collection to manage Eden Rock – St Barths.


After an extensive, two-year rebuild following Hurricane Irma, the hotel reopens to extraordinary fanfare. The newly redesigned Sand Bar is unveiled, along with the brand-new Rémy Bar (named after Eden Rock’s intrepid founder) and the tranquilly appointed new Eden Spa.


Eden Rock reveals 2 gorgeous new suites and a ravishing new guestroom, named after Jane Matthews and her two daughters-in-law, Pippa and Vogue.


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