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One&Only Le Saint Géran reveals transformed Villa One

The legendary One&Only Le Saint Géran has revealed details of the newly transformed Villa One, the pinnacle of ultra-luxury in Mauritius. The reborn resort will welcome back discerning guests from 1 December 2017, following a multi-million dollar investment. Nestled amongst stunning tropical gardens with sublime Indian Ocean views, Villa One is an expansive two-bedroom secluded island home, boasting elegant open-plan living spaces and modern amenities complete with a private infinity pool and dedicated 24-hour butler, chef and valet.

“Due to the amount of multi-generational families and friends travelling together, I am thrilled to be introducing the transformed Villa One to One&Only Le Saint Géran,” commented Charles de Foucault, General Manager, One&Only Le Saint Géran. “At One&Only, we are committed to continued innovation to provide new experiences for our guests to discover. There is so much to explore at the new resort, including the ultimate in ultra-luxury accommodation, from shared experiences to perfect seclusion for those seeking absolute privacy.”

Long hailed as the iconic luxury retreat in Mauritius, One&Only Le Saint Géran will retain what guests have always loved - a sense of exclusive seclusion on its own private peninsula with a beachfront and calm lagoon unlike any other resort on the island. The transformed Villa One is set to become the most desired resort address on the island, with exceptional interiors exuding light and freshness, bespoke furniture with mother of pearl inlays, locally crafted artwork including handmade ceramics and opulent natural materials including marble, silk and leathers. An exclusive private estate presenting sensational views over the Indian Ocean, Villa One guests can wander through tropical gardens to reach private beach cabanas positioned on the shore.

A private welcome and check-in awaits guests of Villa One as they enter through majestic wooden gates to be warmly received by their personal butler. The entrance, with a cream marble mosaic floor and suspended chandelier, opens onto a spacious living room with an inspiring view of the private infinity pool and Indian Ocean. All elements are reminiscent of a luxurious residential interior, enhancing guests’ comfort levels and ensuring a home away from home feel, whilst retaining the Mauritian feel. With a dining room for ten and a large, cosy salon, it is the perfect retreat for an intimate evening with friends and family. Blurring the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living, the lounge, dining and bedroom spaces open onto comfortably furnished terraces with mesmerising ocean views perfect for sunrise breakfasts, sunset cocktails and dinner under the stars. Freshly cooked delicacies will be served in the shaded outdoor dining area, prepared by Villa One’s personal chef in the fully-fitted kitchen or dedicated outdoor kitchen and grill. The night can end with stories around the fire, under a blanket of stars.

Spacious bedrooms and luxurious private dressing rooms featuring pale tones and natural materials echoing the landscape are complemented by en-suite wall-to-floor marble bathrooms flowing into secluded outdoor shower terraces with direct beach access. The ocean-facing master bedroom measures a generous 80 square metres and is decorated with ceramic tiles, silk, ocean colours, and embroidered panels representing Mauritian lilies. The second bedroom on the far side of the villa offers two queen beds, perfect for children or friends, features a collection of handmade ceramic plates created by local artist, Helene de Senneville, that hang on the wall above the beds. Inspired by endemic flowers, they bring a touch of fun and colour to the room. The decor immerses Villa One guests into a world of luxurious residential living with a unique local ambiance.

Featuring a soft, neutral palette of cool sandstone floors, cream walls and sun-drenched wood adorned with mother of pearl and silk accents, the simplicity of the island-inspired interior is enhanced by a collection of locally made artwork, connecting guests with the heritage of the setting and essence of the island. Mauritian artist Sarah Thompson designed two abstract ceramic pieces of art for Villa One, inspired by the underwater treasures of the Indian Ocean, for both the Master Bedroom and the Dining Room. Celebrating the local sea life, she utilised a sea urchin application on white with touches of glaze and metal. Helene de Senneville, turned to the lush tropical gardens for inspiration, her bespoke paintings and ceramic plates invoking the indigenous colourful flora and fauna. In the Master Bedroom, a contemporary figurative acrylic and gold silver leaf painting will be on display. She has also sourced old sketches and water coloured paintings representing Mauritian flora and fauna, an iconic lizard and the Mauritius of yesterday. In honour of One&Only Le Saint Géran’s distinguished heritage, the living room of Villa One will also house a selection of paintings that have been collected to reflect the resort’s 42-year history.

Detailed throughout with hand carved timbers, highly lacquered veneers, and woven embroidered silk screens, tailor-made within the Mauritian island setting, Villa One is imbued with the sophisticated ease of a well curated home. All furniture throughout the Villa is bespoke, designed to celebrate the island and further enhance the views. Every detail has been deeply analysed to create the perfect blend of discreet and timeless luxury, contemporary designs and Mauritian heritage. As is true with all One&Only resorts, One&Only Le Saint Géran has a commitment to detail and quality to deliver the ultimate guest experience through great design. An indulgent space for families or friends seeking the best place to stay in Mauritius, Villa One at One&Only Le Saint Géran offers 647 square metres of luxurious living space, accommodating up to four adults and two children.

For reservations or for more information on the rebirth, please visit oneandonlylesaintGéran.com.

About One&Only

Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market, One&Only is conceived as a hallmark of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. The exclusive collection includes One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico; One&Only Cape Town in South Africa; Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia; One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia; and One&Only Nyungwe House and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest in Rwanda. As part of the new portfolio, One&Only will be opening One&Only Mandarina in Riviera Nayarit in Mexico in 2020. Additional resorts in development include One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro, One&Only Kéa Island in Greece, One&Only One Za’abeel in Dubai as well as communities of One&Only Private Homes around the world. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com