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Wimco’s New Vendôme Guide to St. Barthelemy Showcases
Architecture, Design of New and Renovated Villas

NEWPORT, RI, October 2004 – Ever wonder what makes St. Barts sizzle? Take a look at the 10th anniversary issue of the Vendôme Guide to St. Barthelemy. This edition’s theme, written by editor Quentin Warren, explores the new and minimalist architecture and interior design styles on the island, artfully displayed in over 144 colorful pages. Warren highlights what is absolutely hot when it comes to new properties and renovations on this sybaritic island.

“The ability to be who you want is a key reason why architectural creativity has flourished so,” says Quentin Warren. “Building on the island comes from within and is embraced by all, not imposed by development from the outside. Given tight limits placed on scale, it has been allowed to evolve in truly ingenious directions.”

Should anyone have a few coins burning holes in their pockets, Vendôme Guide to St. Barthelemy also takes an insider’s look at real estate investment on St. Barts. In addition there are the usual destination articles on dining, beaches, activities, and, of course, renting villas.

Vendôme Guide to St. Barts, distributed by Wimco in the US and UK, is a useful tool to assist travelers in deciding where to stay and what to do or purchase in advance of their Caribbean holiday. It is also available on island at select hotels and advertisers.

Vendôme Guide to St. Barthelemy is designed to capture the allure of the Caribbean villa lifestyle on an island that has taken the ‘villa’ concept to its highest art form. It also contains highly detailed and descriptive insider information and recommendations that luxury travelers depend on,” says Janis Gordon, Wimco’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Destination specialist Wimco, the Newport, RI, and London-based luxury vacation villa and hotel reservations company, with its Caribbean partner, Sibarth Villa Rentals, has been representing vacation villas on St. Barts and on 11 other Caribbean islands for over 20 years. To date the Caribbean collection stands at over 750 villas. Since 1983 Wimco has marketed and managed reservations for an expanding collection of select Caribbean and European villas and hotels. Wimco recently opened a London office, known as Wimco International, to serve the European market.

Wimco staff visit each villa and explore the surrounding region for choice dining and cultural attractions before the property is offered to the public. Wimco can tailor-make villa holidays to suit each client’s needs for private chefs, yoga instructors, yacht charters or simply a restaurant reservation.

Vendôme Guide to St. Barts is published by Wimco. Wimco’s 2004-2005 international villa inventory can be previewed on line at . By phone, please call toll free 1/800/932-3222 (US) or 44 0870 850 1144 UK).

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