It’s fair to say Gay-Para achieved his dream: Perched on the highest hill in St.-Tropez, the hotel’s salmon-, lemon-, and apricot-hued stucco buildings sport short chimneys atop tiled roofs that slope toward a palm tree–dotted courtyard with a swimming pool and bar.
Today, 91 individually decorated rooms and suites—think: plush furnishings saturated in color and breathtaking vistas of the Riviera—a decadent Sisley Spa, and a restaurant overseen by Alain Ducasse round out the high-end amenities.
Saint Tropez is a coastal town on the French Riviera, in Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d' Azur region.
Saint Tropez and the surrounding villages are in the Golfe de Saint Tropez, a large east-facing bay.
You can choose a room with views of the garden, pool or sea with private terrace or balcony…the perfect place for breakfast!
There are triple rooms and suites available that can easily accommodate a family with children.
To this end, there is no reception desk; you're met instead by a "personal assistant", who takes care of your stay, organising treatments in the spa for sybarites, yoga lessons for fitness freaks or, for serious gastronomes, dinner at Colette, the Sezz's swanky restaurant, overseen by star-chef Pierre Gagnaire.
Bon vivants will also be glad to hear that there's no gym, but you can flex your biceps, and your credit card, at the poolside Dom Pérignon champagne bar.
They say that revenue at the iconic marina has fallen 30 percent since the start of 2017; luxury yacht owners are instead choosing destinations like Spain or Italy, where berthing fees, fuel and crew costs are lower.Although high-society photographer Slim Aarons never shot at Byblos, his axiom about the places he captured, “attractive people in attractive places doing attractive things,” easily applies to Byblos and Les Caves.Gay-Para, who sold the properties to French businessman Sylvain Floirat a few months after their inauguration, imagined his hotel would resemble a fairy tale–like mix of a Provençal hamlet and the tiny port of Byblos, one of the oldest villages in Lebanon, and which could rival a palace in .Opened in 1967, the Byblos Hotel and its on-site nightclub, Les Caves du Roy, quickly became synonymous with celebrity joie de vivre (Gay-Para was unable to win Bardot’s affections, but she did show up for the opening festivities, which spanned three days and totaled 700 guests).This month marks the iconic hotel’s 50th anniversary (Les Caves debuted two months later, in July 1967).This bayside hotel has sea views as far as the eye can see, a garden blossoming with flowers and scents, a pool surrounded by stylish sun loungers and a private car park.