It’s increasingly common these days for a popular city boutique to expand into some far-flung resort destination. Some of these sequels, however, make more sense than others. In this case, a second Sezz somewhere on the Riviera seems like the most natural thing in the world.
And where better for such a thoroughly modern experiment than St. Tropez, where virtually all the hotels seem, in one way or another, to be looking back towards the Sixties.
The partnership of owner Shahé Kalaidjian and designer Christophe Pillet is still very much intact. Here their collaboration results in a new take on a classic locale, and in Pillet’s hands, the minimalist aesthetic and monochrome color palette feel fresh again. Materials are carefully chosen to soften any hard visual edges, and there’s a special emphasis on creature comforts, this being St. Tropez after all — every room and suite is serviced by a personal assistant, so there’s no question at all of going without.
The low-slung compound is set back from the beach, but it’s a quick and easy walk — no doubt many guests, however, will prefer the quiet privacy of the Sezz pool deck.
The Sezz Spa is by Payot, the Parisian concern, the restaurant Colette serves inventive dishes crafted from fresh local produce, and the bar is a partnership with none other than Dom Perignon.
As a translation of the original Sezz concept, it’s flawless — it’s sunnier, more luxe and hardly less stylish than its Parisian cousin, just like St. Tropez itself.
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