An Enchanting Retreat On The Côte D‘Azur Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez Opens Its Doors

9th Aug 2010
An Enchanting Retreat On The Côte D‘Azur Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez Opens Its Doors

The resort’s complex of low buildings is grouped around a spacious central pool area at the heart of Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez. Architect Jean Jacques Ory and designer Christophe Pillet created a hotel with contemporary architecture and design throughout the rooms, the villas and the common areas. With its restaurant headed by Pierre Gagnaire, the Dom Pérignon champagne bar and the Spa Sezz by Payot, the hotel is set to bring new life to the regional tradition of luxury resorts.

The Experience
Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez is one of a kind. Owner Shahé Kalaidjian envisions the hotel as “a place full of grace and tranquillity where space and service are incomparable. A hideaway full of light, air and wind.” The property takes inspiration from the area’s most authentic riches: calm breezes, the quality of the Mediterranean light, the deep blue sea, lush green grass and fields of fragrant lavender.Upon arrival guests immediately feel immersed in a relaxed haven. Instead of entering a standard lobby with a formal reception desk, guests are indulged in a spacious room full of light where a personal assistant welcomes them. The assistant will acquaint them with the hotel’s features and will also be on hand throughout their stay. A spacious open-air area with a large pool is the hub of the resort and is surrounded by lounge furniture and a poolside bar. While relaxing on Christophe Pillet’s specially designed lounge chairs, guests can choose from a range of cocktails and sink into holiday mode. For more indulgence guests can head to Spa Sezz which was created in an exclusive partnership with the French cosmetic brand Payot.

The Architecture
Architect Jean-Jacques Ory has incorporated traditional and Mediterranean materials with a modern hotel that is in perfect harmony with the landscape of the Côte d’Azur. Light and air are omnipresent: huge walls made out of glass and oversized windows balance out the heavy material of the stone walls and roof tiles.
The Interior DesignThe resort offers five bungalows of 30m², 30 cocoons of 40m² and two villas of 90m² which come with a private pool. Each guestroom provides direct access to the terrace and the garden. Designer Christophe Pillet created the rooms to be open and spacious. The rooms are light and airy and let the indoor and outdoor merge into one. Interiors reflect the 1950s colour code with a mix of white, light grey, dark brown, light blue and saffron. All furniture and objects have been designed by Christophe Pillet for various Italian and American furniture brands.
The Restaurant ColetteWith the restaurant Colette, named after the famous French writer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, the Michelin-star chef Pierre Gagnaire goes back to his roots. The menu focuses on Mediterranean dishes with regional ingredients ranging from freshly caught fish to grilled steaks and barbecues. During the day Colette is quite casual, but at night it transforms into a glamourous restaurant. A glass of champagne at the Dom Pérignon bar is the perfect start to a sophisticated evening.

The Location
Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez is located in a wooded park, just a few minutes outside Saint-Tropez. The hotel provides an Ape Calessino shuttle service into town where one can explore the village. The closest beach, Plage de Canebiers, is accessible just 200 meters walking distance from the hotel. For those who want to go to Plage de Pampelonne, Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez offers shuttles twice a day and fully equipped picnic baskets on request.


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