The Maybourne Riviera – Playful and Stylishly Hip
Synonymous with luxury and quality, the Maybourne Hotel Group operates high-end, prestigious establishments with origins that date back as far as the 18th century. Among the Maybourne’s arsenal of properties are the London trio of The Connaught, The Berkeley and Claridge’s, as well as their contemporary and energetic Beverly Hills spot in LA.
However, the Maybourne Riviera, the most recent addition to their already impressive collection, has a more natural setting, inbuilt into a cliff face overlooking Monaco, France and Italy. The location is Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, one of the lesser-travelled but most picturesque and unspoiled gems of the French Riviera. Nestled in between the tranquil Menton and exuberant Monaco, Roquebrune is a unique, sleepy village that’s served as a secret rendezvous for the avant-garde for years, playing host to bohemians such as Coco Chanel, Picasso, Dali and Virginia Woolf.
With all its history and glamour, Roquebrune possessed a gaping hole in its landscape, formerly commanded by the 1950s hotel Vista Palace but left open since the hotel’s closing. The Maybourne Group saw fit to capitalise and the result is spectacular. The transformation has redefined the whole area as the striking modernist architecture emerges from the rocks facing down the impressively glistening Mediterranean Sea.
This incredible feat of engineering and architecture was accomplished by pulling together a team of headline names in hotel and interior design, including veteran French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, London-based Bryan O’Sullivan, the celebrated André Fu and Maybourne’s own Head of Design, Michelle Wu. Despite the collaborative approach that took contributions from numerous designers at the top of their individual games, the outcome is an aesthetic harmony that showcases luxury, while blending with its natural surroundings.
The hotel comprises 69 rooms and suites, all of which are ocean-facing with full floor-to-ceiling windows and terraces, affording guests unrivalled views of the stunning Mediterranean surroundings. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets, as well as the blinding lights of Monaco’s extravagant nightlife make for particular viewing highlights. A cutting-edge holistic spa and two pools allow for complete revitalisation while overlooking the sea and a botanical garden and beach club provide other luxurious relaxation spots within the hotel.
Features and amenities aside, the Maybourne Riviera’s real selling point, alongside its views, is its cuisine. Michelin-starred Argentinian chef Mauro Colagreco, whose nearby Mirazur was named number 1 in 2019’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants, oversees much of the head cheffing. The Michelin-starred Ceto restaurant is a fusion of innovation and tradition, which focuses on sustainability and is drenched in sunlight as it provides sea views from both the restaurant interior and its terrace. The setting combined with the locally sourced regional dishes ensures guests enjoy a truly world-class dining experience.
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At Blend Group, we’re proud of the relationships we’ve built with some of the finest luxury accommodation providers in the world and we can’t wait to start sending our valued clientele to this jewel of the Côte d’Azur.
To enjoy this idyllic relaxation haven, please get in touch with us here. We’d absolutely love to organise the trip of a lifetime for you, including sorting out any travel requirements you have, as well as any additional experiences you fancy. We’d especially recommend a post-Monaco Grand Prix trip to the Maybourne Riviera this June or July, to get the very best of the season.