Welcome to the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel. This legendary destination on the Côte d’Azur is truly a paradise on earth, the epitome of French Riviera glamour and, as of May 8, 2015, world-renowned Four Seasons service.
A French Riviera favorite for traditional and Hollywood royalty alike, the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the Côte d’Azur between Nice and Monaco, has long been steeped in aristocracy. King Leopold II of Belgium fell in love with it’s raw beauty, but more importantly, realizing it’s true potential and purchased woodland portions in the late 1800’s. More than one hundred years later, the Grand Hôtel Du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons Hotel, newly acquired this past May, regales patrons befitting it’s royal pedigree, delicately diverging from tradition by blending just a touch of modern flair.
Across the 17 acres guests may indulge in one of the 74 accommodations within one of three buildings, the original 1908 Heritage Building, the contemporary Residence and the Villa Rose-Peirre. Enjoy shades of aquamarine, azure and deep ocean blue while soaking in the temperate Mediterranean sun at the hotel’s exclusive beach club, Club Dauphin (which boasts a seawater infinity pool with a trompe l’oeil so captivating you’d swear you could swim out to the yachts in the distance).
Choose to rejuvenate indoors or out at Le Spa. Climate controlled amenities include a counter-current indoor pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool and water therapy showers. Venture outside to walk through the spa garden towards the sea-view sundecks to relax before and after treatments.
The crowning jewel is the 4-bedroom Villa Rose-Pierre, a slice of the Riviera to call your own. Begin your morning inside your exclusive gym, then bask in the sunny hours of the day aside your private pool and remain secluded on the rooftop terrace dining al fresco as the sun sets.
Restaurant options include lunching (or breakfast or afternoon tea or dinner) on the terrace of The Véranda amid 100-year Aleppo pines and the Michelin star-touting Le Cap featuring gastronomic chef Didier Aniès.
Autumnal enticers such as local musical festivals and sporting events like the Nice Regatta Pasqui Trophée and the Historic Jean Behra Rally also in Nice are fair reasons to travel out this way, but the enchantment of the Grand Hôtel Du Cap-Ferrat is significant enough to make your trip worthwhile. Explore what makes this hotel luxuriously unique: fourseasons.com/capferrat.