Need yet another reason to visit Anguilla? We found one! Quintessence, a nine-suite boutique luxury hotel affectionately nicknamed ’The Tropical Mansion,’ features one of the world’s largest Haitian art collections, procured by the property’s owner Geoffrey Fieger. In light of the recent earthquake in Haiti, Fieger partnered with Le Centre d’Art in Port Au Prince to support the Centre’s effort to repair the studios, homes and workshops of local artists that were recently destroyed.
His art collection, which can be experienced throughout the property, features more than 1,000 pieces by renowned Haitian artists such as Henri Robert Bresil, Albott Bonhomme and Jasmin Joseph, spanning various mediums from sculptures and metalworks to paintings. The property recently debuted an on-site gallery where guests can purchase original works or simply immerse themselves.
“One of the main purposes of travel is to understand, appreciate, and support the cultures and communities that make us all unique,” said Hotel Owner Geoffrey Fieger. “I’ve always had a passion for Haitian artwork and greatly admire the talented artists whose work we showcase here at the hotel. After seeing the recent events in Haiti, our team at Quintessence knew we had to give back in some way. We hope that our partnership with Le Centre d’Art encourages our guests and supporters to travel for good…”
Founded in 1944, Le Centre d’Art is a public interest institution that serves as an educational hub, gallery, and collection database for emerging local artists. A cradle for Haitian art with a mission to educate and mentor Haitian artists, identify talent, enable creation and circulate it for the benefit of the entire art world, the Centre has helped several generations of renowned artists from Hector Hyppolite to Edouard Duval Carrié. For more info, visit www.lecentredart.org.
Overlooking Anguilla’s Long Bay Beach, Quintessence is a five star boutique hotel decorated with this collection of eclectic international artwork, a private beach, butler service, and world-class fine dining make this opulent hotel one of the Caribbean’s most luxe escapes. Nine spectacular and unique suites are named for notable Haitian artists, paying homage to the artwork found throughout the property. For sweeping ocean views, stand-out options include the Joseph Penthouse and Bresil Suite, which features a Polo Lounge with a full bar, board room and panoramic dining terrace. The Quinn, a four-suite addition to the main property, offers guests an affordable stay option with access to all resort amenities which include all things the luxury traveler to Anguilla seeks. There is, of course, a spa, outdoor swimming pool, private beach, tennis court, and daily yoga classes. Guests also have access to off-site activities that include paddle-boarding, yacht charters and exploring Anguilla’s 33 beaches.
Soaking up the ambiance is oftentimes all one needs, so this is where European fine dining meets bold Caribbean cuisine at Julian’s, where Executive Chef Dominique Thevenet draws inspiration from the local surroundings in addition to his French heritage and frequent trips to the motherland. The Q Cellar caters to wine aficionados with an award winning collection of 2,000+ labels, including vintages from the private collection of the property’s owner, Geoffrey Fieger. The hotel features two bars and can arrange private beachfront dinners upon request.
Sounds like a good time to us!