Exclusive Eden Rock hotel owned by Pippa Middleton's in-laws wrecked by Hurricane Irma

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An exclusive hotel owned by the parents of Pippa Middleton’s husband has been left in tatters after being ravaged by Hurricane Irma.

Shocking images show how the Eden Rock Hotel in St Barts, a hotspot for A-list celebrities, was wrecked by the Category 5 storm.

The hotel, which is owned by Pippa’s in-laws David and Jane Matthews, is a favoured destination for the likes of Tom Hanks and Jennifer Lopez.

The dramatic pictures were taken by Facebook user Kevin Barrallon, who posted them online under the caption: “St Barts after the passage of Irma”.

David and Jane Matthews purchased the property from local adventurer Rémy de Haenen in 1995.

And it quickly became a favourite holiday spot for the Middletons, with Pippa and James staying there regularly.

Rooms start at £777 per night at the hotel, which is described on its website as an “intimate hotel with 34 guestrooms and villas full of stylish individuality.

“[It is] located on the rock, dotted along the beach or set within the lush green gardens. 

“The interiors express a playful luxury and a personal generosity in rich materials, fine artworks and Ligne St Barth amenities.”

And it is regularly voted among the world’s top 100 hotels.

Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews, pictured here on their honeymoon in Sydney, regularly visit the hotel in St Barts (AFP/Getty Images)

The devastating hurricane has already wreaked havoc across the Caribbean, flattening buildings and killing at least 10 people.

It is the largest storm ever to form in the Atlantic Ocean, is on a collision course with southern Florida and could hit the US state this weekend.

Winds measuring 185 mph winds blasted the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rica and a chain of Caribbean Islands, including St Barts, on Wednesday.

A host of celebrities including Johnny Depp, Eddie Murphy and Bruce Willis have private islands and homes in the path of the distructive hurricane.

It has already left Richard Branson’s Necker Island home “uninhabitable”, and Donald Trump’s multi-million pound mansion was in the direct path of Irma as it hit the island of St Martin on Wednesday.


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