Rooms 47 /Architecture FESTEN – Hugo Sauzay & Charlotte de Tonnac /Interior Design Festen /The Original Valery Grego
Set on the glorious Provence coast between St. Tropez and Cannes, Hôtel Les Roches Rouges is a sanctuary of barefoot Riviera luxury steeped in a stunning natural environment and authentic regional culture, down to the local fishermen who deliver the daily catch. Renowned Parisian architecture firm Festen has reworked the late-1950s/early-1960s structure, stripping away unnecessary ornamentation and bad renovations from the 1980s and 1990s to emphasize the clean nautical-modernist lines of classic French Riviera architecture and put full focus on the vast blue expanse of Mediterranean Sea unfurling just outside the windows. Far from the madding crowds, the hotel offers several wooden huts and lookout points for admiring the sunset and nature, while its Mediterranean garden in a natural landscape showcases aromatic vegetation that thrives in coastal terrain. Here, too, one finds a natural seawater swimming pool and a swimming lane cut directly into the coastal rock; numerous on-site activities, including pétanque, open-air cinema, diving, and snorkeling often enjoyed in collaboration with locals; and two restaurants (including the Michelin-star-winning La Terrasse) and three bars serving up tastes and food directly from the surrounding community. The property is bathed in azure blue, pure white, and red ochre—three standout colors of the Estérel region—and boasts “simple but noble materials,” note Festen’s Hugo Sauzay and Charlotte de Tonnac. Polished concrete, aged oak, terra cotta ceramics by Céramiques du Beaujolais—everything authentic to the South of France—along with endless sea views, a waterfront setting, and a focus on personal wellbeing, embrace guests looking for the perfect Provence escape.
NCE - Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport
Food & Drink
La Plage and 1 Michelin star La Terrasse restaurants & 3 bars
Seminar room for up to 50 people and wedding for up to 60 guests
All rooms are equipped with historic, custom-made pieces, and vintage furniture inspired by Provence and the French Riviera. Each also contains an in-room iPad with a personalized music and film selection, a video projector, sound system, air conditioning, and Le Labo bath amenities. The 47 rooms and suites fall under 5 categories—the 18-square-meter Classic, the 20-square-meter Superior, the 24-square-meter Deluxe, the 31-square-meter Junior Suite, and the 39-square-meter Suite, which includes an extra sofa bed. The majority of rooms have a sea view with private balcony, while a few offer a garden view with balcony or private garden.
Valéry Grégo lets a project speak to him. “With my hotels we start with the original purpose of the structure, the history of the neighborhood, the personality of the place. The concept evolves from there organically.” This philosophy, mixed with Grégo’s study in business and humanities, has led him to open three resorts in the French Alps—Le Fitz Roy, Le Val Thorens, and Hôtel des 3 Vallées—one boutique hotel in Paris, in the vibrant quarter of Pigalle, and his newest property Hôtel Les Roches Rouges on the Provence coast between St. Tropez and Cannes. “In the Alps we chose structures with strong personalities and history and we underwent heavy renovation programs to reveal them,” says Grégo. "With Le Pigalle, we want people to discover the neighborhood in the hotel, its past and its present. And with Hôtel Les Roches Rouges, being far away from everything, that’s really the core of the kind of experience we want people to have.”