Our Story

The Hotel Marquis is owned by an authentic Marquis whose family's roots can be traced back in the 12th century.
GĂ©rard de Vion, Marquis de Gaillon, fell in love with the Caribbean during a cruise in 1975. Since that day, he came back to the islands as often as possible and in 1992, he discovered the Marcel Cove in St. Martin (called Anse Marcel in French).
Anse Marcel has been a sacred site for the Arawak Indians who came here to worship their gods.

Gerard de Vion felt the magic and decided to create a small Boutique Hotel on top of one of the hills surrounding the stunning bay. With 17 rooms and suites only the 'selected few' can now share the peace, serenity and charme of  Hotel Marquis.
As an aesthete and epicurean man, the Marquis enjoys being a host. For his guests, Gerard de Viion is exclusively importing Saint-Emilion Grand Cru as well as other excellent Bordeaux wines.  Most of the wine is cultivated in vineyards surrounding his small 18th century castle in the area of Bordeaux, France - so  you can be sure to enjoy true exclusivity!

The Marquis and his dedicated staff, under the management of Moira Olivieri and Valery Saujot , will make sure that you not only feel privileged but also like being at home.
The best vacation ever! Thank you so much for making our time on your beautiful island so fantastic....
For peace and quiteness this is the place. Breakfast is wonderful, everyone is friendly and helpful....
Thanks for helping us having a wonderful honeymoon. we loved staying here and we will be back in the...
This is our 7th year at the marquis and it has been exceptional each time - The Dorsch -
We were welcomed right away and everyone was so friendly throughout our stay. We loved our experienc...