The new luxury collection is comprised of the following stunning properties:
Hotel Crillon le Brave, Provence:
Following its annual closure and a full redevelopment, Hotel Crillon le Brave is set to reopen its doors to guests in May 2019. Nestled within a village eponymous of the Vaucluse region, the hotel offers guests 33 bedrooms and suites, eight of which have been renovated and two newly built. The reception area, public spaces and outdoor pool overlooking surrounding vineyards and countryside have also been enhanced with the help of designer and decorator Charles Zana, while retaining classic Provencal charm and authenticity. Guests can look forward to fresh seasonal cuisine at the hotel’s two newly renovated restaurants, including the new fine-dining venue, Restaurant La Madeleine, where Chef Julien Marseault serves exquisite tasting menus featuring the region’s renowned truffles, olive oil, scallops and game. The second restaurant, La Table du Ventoux offers a more casual experience, while a new bar is the ideal place to sit back with a glass of rosé or enjoy a cigar or a pastis. Guests looking to stay active while away can make use of the hotel’s new gym, or for something more leisurely, wander through local markets and villages, sampling the region’s best vintages. After busy days explore by bike or simply relaxing by the pool, guests can indulge in a restorative massage or facial at Spa des Ecuries.
Hotel Lou Pinet, Saint-Tropez:
This summer, Hotel Lou Pinet is offering guests the chance to rediscover the original bohemian Saint-Tropez charm. Five minutes from the Place de Lices and a stone’s throw from the region’s most sought-after beaches, the five-star hotel is a secret refuge with 34 guest bedrooms and suites, one restaurant and two bars, hidden away from the lively surroundings of Saint-Tropez. Real keys replace soulless magnetic cards, handed over by the concierge, the ultimate holiday partner who knows all the peninsula’s secrets and shares the best insider discoveries with guests. Each room is bathed in natural light with dual-aspect windows, private gardens and an outdoor lounge. Architect, interior decorator and designer Charles Zana has created an intimate hideaway that echoes the vintage spirit of the 60’s and 70’s. Expect period art showcasing the region’s art and crafts heritage against natural décor including linen, ceramic, rope, terracotta and whitewash. Outside, Mediterranean landscaper Jean Mus has carefully curated the large lush garden, which boasts a lavender field and herb garden, serving as a majestic backdrop to the emerald green pool, spacious terrace and the hotel’s three houses. A short walk down the garden reveals the spa and gym in a tranquil oasis where guests can also enjoy morning yoga classes, set to the soundtrack of cicadas. Large terraces and tables seamlessly blend in with the greenery, providing the ideal place for long lazy lunches under the shade of pine trees. After the sun sets, fairy lights and lanterns light up the garden for magical evenings under the stars. Enjoy dinner at Riccardo Giraudi’s Beefbar venue, offering guests the finest cuts of Black Angus Prime, Wagyu WX and Kobe beef alongside grilled fish, ceviche and carpaccio.
Le Coucou, Méribel
Hotel Le Coucou opened in Méribel in December 2019. The elegant ski-in/ski-out hotel has been exclusively designed by Pierre Yovanovitch and boasts 55 suites and rooms and two private chalets. Guests can anticipate traditional chalet styling and stunning panoramic views across the slopes. Le Coucou offers guests two restaurants, including the world-renowned Beefbar by Riccardo Giraudi and one Italian restaurant, Bianca Neve, a Tata Harper spa, two swimming pools, one indoor and one outdoor, a yeti-themed kid’s club and games room.