Rendezvous has played a pivotal role in the development of St. Lucia?s tourism industry. Some forty years ago, the then Malabar Beach Hotel was one of the hotels contributing to the sector. Its proximity to what was then the Vigie Airport now the George F.L. Charles Airport, made it a quick and convenient stop-over for business travellers.
From Malabar Beach resort, to Couples Saint Lucia, to Rendezvous, The escape for Romantics, today?s Rendezvous ? The Boutique Hotel for Couples, is a Barnard family resort operating under the SunSwept Resorts banner. Having earned the respect of its industry peers over the years, the hotel continues to win the coveted Top All-Inclusive Hotel title from major tour operators. Currently under the leadership of General Manager Yhasmine Remy, Rendezvous stands out as a couples-only resort, offering a high standard of choice, luxury and comfort. The high level of service offered to guests by staff contributes to its ability to win travel awards.
Rendezvous is romantic and offers its couples-only theme in a sophisticated and calm environment, setting itself clearly apart from larger mass-market resorts. The long-standing staff have looked after thousands of Saint Lucia?s visitors in a warm and personable manner bringing multitudes of them back to our shores. Many staff have stayed with the resort since the beginning and others for more than 20 years. Among these are Julianna Alphonse, who had contributed 35 years of service to the resort up until her recent retirement. Jean Branford, another stalwart, contributing 34 years of sterling service. Sandra John - 33 years at the resort. Gloria James and Antoine Alexander each 31 years and Angela Fevriere, 27 years at the resort.
The resort offers a range of watersports, and a comprehensive dive programme, which includes Fast-Track PADI instruction. Rooms are air-conditioned and include king-sized four poster beds and Italian marble bathrooms. Over the years, Rendezvous has developed a reputation for its quality as evidenced by superior accommodation, fine food and drink and a remarkable choice of activities. Among other benefits, today?s guest is entitled to use of the lighted tennis courts, archery, and complimentary weddings.
White hotels are discounting heavily and or cutting back quality, Rendezvous is closing and investing heavily to set itself apart as the intimate, elegant all-inclusive Boutique Hotel. Over the next two months, we will use this opportunity to do some upgrade works to the resort which will improve the overall quality and further increase guest satisfaction, while preserving the family experience that out guests have come to expect. New features and amentities of the resort will be unveiled shortly.
A total of $12 million will be spent to ensure that when Rendezvous opens, with its famous family-style hospitality, it will deliver on its Brand Promise of being ?The Boutique Hotel for Couples?. ?The team at the resort has been receiving our guests for over 40 years and we look forward to having many more successful years to come with close partnerships and support. The entire team at Rendezvous remains loyal and committed to this endeavour and as such we have instituted a number of measures for their benefit. We look forward to throwing open our doors and showing off our improvements, at which time we hope you will agree that Rendezvous confirms its position as a leading Boutique Hotel in St Lucia,? says General Manager Yhasmine Remy.