After 10 years building Anguilla's first ultra luxury boutique hotel, Owner Geoffrey Fieger announced that Quintessence Hotel - a Tropical Grand Mansion will be first to open on Anguilla since Hurricane Irma. Grand opening of the hotel is set for January 1, 2018. The hotel's restaurant, Julians, opened on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
Overlooking the white sand beaches of Long Bay, Quintessence offers an experience unparalleled throughout the Caribbean, with nine lavish suites and villas, a five-star restaurant, spa, bars, an infinity pool, fitness center, yoga pavilion, boutique, and state-of-the-art business suite. Around-the-clock butler and concierge service caters to a guests' every need.
"My wife, Keenie, and I have lived on Anguilla for more than 30 years, and we have built The Q to make guests feel as if they are being hosted in our grand tropical home," Mr. Fieger says. "We are eager to show visitors that Anguilla is as strong and beautiful as ever."
The Q Hotel was designed to exacting standards, with handcrafted fixtures and custom artwork throughout, including a priceless collection of Haitian paintings and sculpture collected over decades by Mr. Fieger. On the grounds, a tennis court, life-size chess board, yoga pavilion and outdoor massage pagoda are tucked into the lush foliage, offering a focus on health and wellness, including a strict non-smoking policy throughout. Aidan Spa has a full menu of manicures, pedicures, facials and massage using the finest skin care products. For your sleeping comfort, you will find Hästens Beds—handcrafted all-natural exquisite Swedish mattresses with the finest of linens. Our premium Turkish marble bathrooms include Roman soaking tubs, oversize walk-in showers, and amenities by Gilchrist & Soames.
Julians, a Tropical French Bistro, headed by Executive Chef Dominique Thevenet, offers a menu that blends locally-sourced tropical dishes with traditional French cuisine into a style Mr. Fieger calls "island soul food." A full complement of hand-selected liquor and cocktails, along with the Caribbean's finest wine cellar, complement the menu.
For discerning travelers, The Q Hotel features an en suite business villa that accommodates up to nine people, equipped with video conference capabilities, and free Wi-Fi throughout the property and on the beach.
Geoffrey Fieger is a nationally known attorney based in Michigan. He was inspired to build Quintessence by the original Malliouhana Hotel, built and operated by the late Leon Roydon on Meads Bay.
"Like Mr. Roydon and his Malliouhana, I too share a passion for perfection, collecting antiques, Haitian art, beautiful architecture and interior design," Mr. Fieger says. "It's taken 10 years to perfect my vision. We are proud to now offer Quintessence Hotel as an unparalleled destination for discerning guests who desire unrivaled luxury, privacy and personalized pampering. It is for these special guests that Quintessence was created."