Christian Stan, at 7 Mar. 23, in Hotels, News, Sea View Hotels, Where to go next

From new villas complete with butler service and private swimming pool to a recently launched al fresco dining experiences, the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat offers guests privacy and seclusion in one of the French Riviera’s most beautiful locations.

Nestled in 17 acres (7 hectares) of lush gardens on the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula, Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel offers a spectacular setting to unwind and relax in one of the French Riviera’s most scenic locations. Jutting out into the glistening blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the peninsula offers a stunningly rugged landscape where guests can immerse themselves in nature and disconnect from everyday life.

Two New Historic Private Villas

The Hotel has enhanced its private retreat offering with the opening of two new historic villas nestled in greenery steps away from the peninsula’s iconic lighthouse. Villa Beauchamp and Villa Clair-Soleil are perfect for families and friends wanting to enjoy a luxurious stay in total privacy, while benefiting from legendary Four Seasons service. With bespoke interiors created by acclaimed Parisian designer Sybille de Margerie, the Villas combine both traditional and contemporary features, with pared-back palettes, soft touches and rich decorative accents with a pinch of chic seafaring charm. Villa guests enjoy direct access to the Hotel and can make use of all the facilities throughout their stay, with complimentary golf carts available to reach the Hotel. Stone pathways connect Villa Rose Pierre, Villa Beauchamp and Villa Clair-Soleil, which all come with butler service and private access, making them the perfect solution for larger groups wishing to rent out all three.

Nomad Dining Experience

In the Hotel’s vegetable garden, guests can savour creative dishes prepared by Michelin-starred Chef Yoric Tièche while taking in sublime views of the French Riviera. Located in Villefranche-sur-Mer overlooking the Cap Ferrat peninsula and the Mediterranean Sea, the Chef’s vegetable garden provides the Hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant Le Cap with fresh, seasonal produce, including all manner of aromatic herbs. The Nomad Dining experience celebrates natural beauty and elegant simplicity, offering guests the chance to savour a delectable meal in a secluded location while taking in dreamy views of the Riviera. The table setting exudes rustic charm, with wooden accents, freshly picked meadow flowers and crockery sets in sage green and warm shades of mustard yellow. In the evenings, glass lanterns and flickering candles create a wonderfully romantic atmosphere. The experience includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the kitchen garden with gregarious Head Gardener Bastien Bosio, who provides an insight into the workings of the Chef’s vegetable garden.

Wine Tasting with Award-Winning Sommelier Alessandro Nigro Imperiale

Overseeing the wine cellar of the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, Alessandro Nigro Imperiale was awarded Best Sommelier of Italy 2022 and Sommelier of The Year 2023 by French Restaurant Guide Gault & Millau. Alessandro leads guided wine tasting sessions, teaching guests the subtle yet distinct difference between floral and woody, balanced and rounded, and fruit-driven and terroir-driven wines. The Hotel’s wine cellar houses wines ranging from the greatest of Burgundy and Champagne to elegant Italian Barolos and volcanic whites from Tenerife.

New Package: Spring, Suite and Spa

As days become warmer and longer, the newly launched Spring, Suite and Spaexperience pampers guests with a sumptuous stay in one of the Hotel’s spacious suites. The package includes a 90-minute Harmony Massage, a customisable treatment that cocoons and soothes the spirit. At the luxurious Spa, guests can choose their preferred skincare product, choosing from coconut oil, designed to nourish and rehydrate; avocado oil, renowned for strengthening the skin’s elasticity; aloe with mint, a deeply moisturizing gel that soothes and refreshes; and camphor and mint oil with a firming body gel made with ivy extract, which has a revitalising effect. The massage ends with a lotion of choice.

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