Pillet sums up the experience and takes the chance to describe his friend and "partner in crime": “Entering the Sezz is not like going into someone’s home; it is going into someone’s world. But this someone is very particular. He has an imagination, a set of values, a way of perceiving the world.” A mix of brains and brawn, Kalaidjian, who also happens to be a trained chef, pâtissier and an avid polo player, always knew he wanted to be a hotelier.
Though Sezz has found its new home in Saint-Tropez, it may not be its last. “I don’t see myself doing X number of hotels a year or even one a year,” says Kalaidjian. “I like to be more hands-on, more involved in the details.” But he adds, “We’ll see,” and that’s enough to keep us holding our breath."