The resort that originally defined luxury in the Indian Ocean, One&Only Le Saint Géran, will reopen its doors this December following a multimillion dollar investment, which will transform the Mauritian legend into a modern icon, and one of the top resorts in the world. In advance of the opening, One&Only has unveiled incredible new culinary experiences and the introduction of new One&Only signature concepts.
"One&Only Le Saint Géran is being completely reborn,” said Charles de Foucault, general manager, One&Only Le Saint Géran. “We have ensured to honour what our guests have always loved, but also to dream and create incredible new experiences for our guests to discover. The resort will continue to celebrate Mauritius and will be authentically reflected in the culinary experience of every restaurant and lounge with spices, rums and local foods fused together in new dramatic open cooking areas in what will be both theatrical and romantic settings.”
The resort’s new executive chef, Marc de Passorio from Michelin star restaurant L’Esprit de la Violette in the South of France, has completely reimagined the culinary experience at One&Only Le Saint Géran. “It was incredibly important for us to develop new concepts as well as enhance those that guests have come to love. Not only are we looking to exceed our resort guests’ expectations, but also attract island residents and visitors to the island of Mauritius who will want discover our resort through our new restaurants. A complete new journey awaits at One&Only Le Saint Géran.”
A celebration of the Asian influence of the island, and a nod to the namesake at One&Only Reethi Rah in The Maldives, Tapasake will be a complete new dining concept to One&Only Le Saint Géran. The restaurant’s open kitchen consists of a contemporary Asian tapas bar that will also include a new and unique signature; a chef preparing signature cocktails – a first for the island. Guests can enjoy theatre-style preparation of sushi, teppanyaki, batayaki and tandoor and share in the Spanish ‘tapas’ style of dining.
Prime is One&Only Le Saint Géran’s celebrated steakhouse that has undergone a complete transformation. The modern airy restaurant, open for dinner, will retain its precious ancient flooring rescued from a 16th century French chapel, but will also embrace its wild Mauritian surroundings with a new water courtyard seating area, and an ultra-modern, industrial, butchery-inspired aesthetic.
With uplifting colour palettes and rustic, crafted furnishings, L’Artisan, is the new artisanal bakery and specialist coffee lounge providing the perfect haven to enjoy informal and light food selections.
La Terrasse restaurant has been reborn closer to the azure waters of the ocean to provide even more stunning views. The experience has also been transformed with the introduction of distinctive new dining pavilions located over a pool with traditional shutters providing cooling shade.
The new Le Carré Lounge sits above La Terrasse and offers wide terraces overlooking the deep blue ocean and expansive skies and is open from 7am until 11pm.
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