Friday 20 February 2015: The Community of Saint Martin has organized a ceremony to give twelve owners of Guest Houses / Bed and Breakfast a plaque with the number of stars referenced in the official classification of the Collectivity. After the 2012 executive's hotel standards and the 2013 master restorer, it is now the Guest Houses to integrate the Community's reference classification. This framework was adopted in February 2014 by decision of the Executive Board.
The Guest Houses can now integrate the process and benefit from 1 to 5 stars, whose rankings have been defined by a customer audit. And if this new standard offers official recognition to these establishments, it will above all allow them to improve their offer and their product, the Community having set up a subsidy system for the renovation of guesthouses referenced. Aids evolve according to the number of stars, which will encourage homeowners to improve their services to get a star upgrade. Eleven owners of Guest Houses / Bed and Breakfast have joined the scheme and received their official plaque from the hands of the 3 Vice-President Wendel Cocks, responsible for economic development of the territory, and the elected representative of Tourism, Jeanne Rogers-Vanterpool .
And as mentioned by the two elected representatives, the Guest Houses referential is an integral part of the political project and the tourism development plan carried out by the Mandate. This plan includes the general beautification of the territory, the revitalization of Marigot, the development of the bay, as well as concrete actions to improve the security of the territory. Mrs Rogers-Vanterpool and Mr Cocks warmly thanked the eleven Guest Houses which have integrated the territorial arrangements, as they enrich the tourist offer referenced by the territory, while continuing to perpetrate the quality of reception and the Friendly Island , Which was born in the 50 years thanks to the tradition of the Guest House.