Nestled in the heart of the charming village of Saint-Tropez, the Hotel Byblos has long been an iconic beacon of luxury in the French Riviera. Since its inauguration in 1967, this palace-hotel has woven a tapestry of glamour and prestige, drawing in a jet-set clientele from the world over. Its rich history, coupled with its timeless elegance and modern amenities, have made Hotel Byblos a legendary retreat in one of the world’s most sought-after destinations.
The creation of Hotel Byblos is a tale of passion and vision. Lebanese businessman Jean-Prosper Gay-Para founded the hotel with a dream of creating a Mediterranean haven for his friend, superstar Brigitte Bardot. Inspired by the mythical Lebanese city of Byblos, he fashioned a hotel with a unique blend of Provencal charm and Middle Eastern luxury.
Upon entering Hotel Byblos, one is instantly transported to an oasis of calm and luxury. The hotel’s architecture, inspired by the village houses of Provence and the French Riviera, is complemented by lush Mediterranean gardens and tranquil courtyards. The warm and vibrant colors of the Provencal-style façade set the stage for the opulence that awaits within.
Conceived like a colorful provençal village perfectly integrated in the landscape, the hotel fans out around the olive tree patio, the two restaurants, the new Rivea at Byblos and the B., as well as the pool and the Spa. Enhanced by their own private terrace, each of the 41 rooms and 50 suites of the hotel feature a unique decor, reflecting the high quality decoration orchestrated by Mireille Chevanne (Chairman of the Byblos Hotel).
Carefully selected antiques are set off by exclusive fabrics in bright hues. All the bathrooms have been designed in the most outstanding marbles with utmost care for comfort creating a haven of quiet luxury for guests.
Hotel Byblos hosts the famed Les Caves du Roy nightclub, a Saint-Tropez institution for over fifty years. Here, guests and celebrities dance the night away under a beautiful starlit ceiling, making Les Caves du Roy a nightlife hotspot. The hotel also boasts an Alain Ducasse restaurant, Rivea, which serves up a menu inspired by the fresh produce and flavors of the Riviera.
The hotel’s Spa Byblos by Sisley Cosmetics is a sanctuary for wellness and rejuvenation. Here, guests can indulge in a range of treatments using Sisley’s Phyto-Aromatic Treatments. An outdoor heated pool, a gym, and a Hammam further enhance the wellness offerings.
Hotel Byblos is not merely a hotel; it’s a symbol of Saint-Tropez’s enduring glamour and the spirit of the French Riviera. Despite its celebrity status, it has managed to maintain a sense of intimate luxury, providing a hideaway for those seeking both privacy and prestige.
Whether you’re lounging by the pool, dining at Rivea, or dancing at Les Caves du Roy, Hotel Byblos offers an experience steeped in luxury and history. It truly lives up to its tagline: “Here, you are elsewhere.” And that ‘elsewhere’ is a world of sun-soaked luxury, steeped in glamour and infused with the inimitable Saint-Tropez spirit.
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