Hôtel de Paris, the newly opened five-star hotel in glamorous St. Tropez, is located just footsteps from the town’s teeny treasure, the Musée de l’Annonciade, with paintings by Braque and Matisse, the Vieux Port, where mega-yachts dock stern in, and an array of chic boutiques.
Designer Sybille de Margerie created rooms bursting with color, tranquil comforts and coastal touches. A giant shell-inspired chandelier floats beneath the see-through, rooftop pool. A floral motif repeats on walls, fabric and lacy straw chairs. Cruise ship-like corridors have curved ceilings, portholes in doors and artfully framed photos of yachts competing in the Voiles de St. Tropez regatta.
La Dolce Vita, the property’s presidential (about $12,922 a night), is the most exclusive of the 38 suites in the 91-room haven. The 1,400-square-foot duplex overlooks the harbor, and features plenty of living space, a master bath with mosaic tiles and a 753-square-foot terrace with a private Jacuzzi and panoramic view.
Three-Michelin-star chef Georges Blanc lent Suffren Café by Georges his magic touch, the Spa by Clarins has a full treatment menu and the hotel offers transportation to the swank beaches in Ramatuelle.