The Byblos Saint-Tropez, the legendary hotel and destination of choice among the most discerning jet-setters since its inception in 1967 will open for the 2014 season on April 16. In addition to the debut of three renovated suites, the hotel is introducing two lifestyle packages, including a personal wellness coach, a selection of results-driven spa treatments and a variety of dining experiences.
Byblos Saint-Tropez is offering a Detox Package, which is a four-night package that includes accommodations in a deluxe room, daily wellness breakfast at Byblos’ poolside restaurant, one Body Wrap or one Body Massage at Spa Byblos (created by Sisley Cosmetics), access to the Hammam and the swimming pool. Rates for the package start at 7,720 € ($10,720) for two people or 5,200 € ($7,221) for one person.
Last year, the hotel celebrated the opening of Rivea By Alain Ducasse. The restaurant, under the direction of Alain Ducasse, has become the new gourmet destination of Saint-Tropez. Remaining faithful to his Mediterranean roots and flavors, the celebrity chef has crafted a menu that blends French and Italian influences with fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. This season, the restaurant will offer cooking classes to guests led by Executive Chef Vincent Maillard who will reveal his best recipes and secrets. Guests will truly understand his passion during these once-in-a-lifetime cooking classes in the kitchen of Rivea.
In 2014, Rivea will also offer “Les Tables du Chef” which are four exclusive chef’s tables that provide guests with an opportunity to see what happens inside the kitchen at the acclaimed restaurant. Chef Vincent Maillard will be on hand to answer questions and explain each dish, while guests experience the delectable cuisine. Reservations will be required.
The hotel is also offering guests the ability to book exclusive charters aboard the Yacht Algandra. Byblos’ own luxury yacht can cruise the Mediterranean Sea as guests enjoy the wild beauty of the Golden Islands and the hidden gems of the French Riviera. Approximately 65-feet in length, overnight reservations can be booked for up to six guests.
Byblos guests will also enjoy its world-renowned Les Caves du Roy, a true symbol of St-Tropez nightlife and one of the most iconic nightclubs in the world. Les Caves du Roy caters to an international clientele and a long list of celebrities, including Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kate Moss, Victoria and David Beckham, George Clooney and Alicia Keys. Featuring a new LED-lighting effects system and its advanced sound system, Les Caves du Roy is a world class dance venue worthy of renowned resident DJ Jack E.
Stay tuned for this year’s featured performer, as part of Les Caves du Roy’s annual summer concert series, where previous performances have included Supertramp, Marc Ceronne, Joe Cocker, Black Eyed Peas, David Guetta, Martin Solveig and Mika.
The Hotel Byblos opened in 1967 and is part of the Groupe Floirat collection. The legendary hotel was founded by Sylvain Floirat over 50 years ago. The Groupe is now owned by Sylvain’s grandson Antoine Chevanne, who is Executive General Director of Byblos St-Tropez, and CEO of Groupe Floirat. The Byblos St-Tropez is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.
Additional properties within the Groupe Floirat portfolio include La Reserve de Saint Jean de Luz and Les Manoirs de Tourgeville in Deauville. To learn more about Byblos St-Tropez, please visit the hotel’s website.
Photos courtesy of Byblos St-Tropez
Carrie Coolidge is Co-Editor of Pursuitist and is based in Manhattan. From 2009 to 2011, Carrie served as Co-Editor of Luxist, the luxury lifestyle website at AOL where she ran the Luxist Awards, a program that honored the very best in fine living. From 1996 to 2009, Carrie was a Staff Writer at Forbes magazine, where she covered real estate, personal finance and the insurance industry, among other areas. Carrie is also the author of six books, including "The Business of America is Business". Follow her on Twitter: @carriecoolidge