Being slim, healthy and glowing from the inside has been in, since let’s just say the end of the Renaissance. In other words, a very, very long time. So it’s never too late to jump on the bandwagon. And at the start of beautiful, sunny days in the south of France come April, Hôtel Sezz Saint-Tropez will offer you a unique integrative wellbeing program – LACURE OFFICINE. Having a slimmer waist? Check. Looking younger? Check. Rejuvenating your immune system? Check. Throwing in an indulgent body massage at the spa on top? Definitely check!
Following the success of Hôtel Sezz in Paris which opened in 2005, hotelier Shahe? Kalaidjian and designer Christophe Pillet, have joined forces again to transport their vision from the City of Lights to the French Riviera. Although distinctly different in look and feel, the Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez shares more than a name with its Parisian cousin. Just as Hotel Sezz Paris reflects the allure of its urban milieu, the new property takes inspiration from the region’s most authentic riches: calm breezes, the quality of the Mediterranean light, the deep blue sea, lush green plantations and fields of fragrant lavender.
Like a small Provencal village, the resort’s complex of low buildings comprises 37 guestrooms, suites and villas. These are grouped around the heart of the Hôtel Sezz Saint-Tropez: a spacious central pool area where sun-lovers and socialites lounge on furniture designed by Christophe Pillet, enjoy a cocktail or chill out and listen to the wind brushing through the surrounding trees. The main building is a place of further indulgence with its Dom Pérignon champagne bar, the restaurant Colette as well as Spa Sezz by Payot.
Typical Mediterranean building materials were skillfully incorporated to create a contemporary resort that retains a visual link to the region and its cultural heritage. In spite of the solid stones walls and clay-tiled roofs, architecturally, air and light are the key words. Entire walls of glass and oversized windows are used generously throughout the resort serving to counterbalance the heavier materials. The result is lofty, light-filled rooms where the planes of glass serve to diffuse the borders between interior and exterior spaces.
Designer Christophe Pillet has made sure that guests smell, hear and taste ‘holiday’ from their beds and baths. Interiors reflect the 1950s color code with a mix of white, light grey, dark brown, light blue and saffron. The extravagant mustards of the carpets and the reds of the light fixtures and linens highlight the subdued palette of local materials. It’s a timeless elegance that applies to the rooms, the villas and the common areas. All furniture and objects have been designed by Christophe Pallet for various Italian and American furniture brands. For example, the lighting fittings were created by Mazzega and Oluce, the bathroom fixtures crafted by Fantini, the sinks are by Boffi and the chairs by Emeco.
All of the hotel’s 37 guestrooms are at garden-level and are grouped around the main pool. In total, there are five bungalows of 30m2, 30 cocoons of 40m2 and two villas of 90m2. Each of the guestrooms is individually designed and has an outdoor shower, its own terrace that leads out to the central pool or into a private garden. The villas are designed with a loft concept and are filled with airy, open spaces. They come with a private pool, two bedrooms and a separate sitting room.
To enrich the Mediterranean ambience created by the architecture and design, landscape designer Christophe Ponceau has created lush gardens with olive trees, palm and pine trees, mimosas as well as fig and lemon trees. The vegetation serves as a contrast to the buildings, breathing life into Christophe Pillet’s curvaceous and graceful design.
Some of you want to get into the hottest club and others may want to hire a private yacht. Lucky for them, Hôtel Sezz Saint-Tropez has a Personal Assistant. The service begins at check in where you enter an inviting and comfortable space instead of the usual “no-man’s-land” hotel reception. Here you meet your personal assistant who attends to your individual needs and wishes and ensures the best possible Hotel Sezz experience. Isn’t fantastic?
To get a head start on creating the perfect holiday for their guests, the personal assistant will also send out a pre-arrival questionnaire at the time of booking. For example: to book a treatment at Spa Sezz, choose the type of car you prefer to be picked up in and also request your favorite newspaper to be delivered to your room.
You can also choose from three-, five- and seven-day courses. Based on the Bio-Nutrimab science, the method combines physical, mental and spiritual health to naturally detox the body, lift your mood, improve your metabolism and repair the skin. Included in the package is full room and board in one of the signature bungalows at Hôtel Sezz Saint-Tropez, including all meals, fresh juices and smoothies, a bio-energy analysis upon arrival, a cooking and nutrition workshop, yoga classes every morning, hikes with experts, a welcome pack including the book The Bio-Nutrimab Method, daily excursions and much more. Just what we all need!
To enhance the experience, you have to book treatments in the hotel’s signature Spa Sezz by Payot, offering a full range of facials and body treatments using an exclusive range of botanical products.
Developed in exclusive partnership with the French cosmetic brand Payot, Spa Sezz is the only spa on the French Riviera using Payot products. Following Dr. Payot’s philosophy of revitalising the body and the soul, the brand combines skincare with sensory techniques to enhance relaxation and revitalisation.
At the Spa Sezz, you can choose from a wide range of facial and body treatments. Facials include the Lift Absolut Ritual to firm and sculpt the facial contours and the Opti-Male Ritual to stimulate and purify the men’s skin. For a full body massage, you can choose a Relaxing Massage for decompression and well-being and the Liberating Massage to eliminate built-up tensions. You know that is what you need right now!
You will love the Spa Sezz by Payot which features two indoor treatment rooms, one outdoor massage space, a Jacuzzi and a hammam (steam room). Stainless steel waterfall bath spouts and oversized square spa showerheads blend beautifully with materials typical of Provence: exotic wood and local sandstone tiling. With views of the Japanese garden, guests can experience the region’s beauty from an entirely new perspective. What do you need more?
Rates for the LACURE OFFICINE package start at EUR 2,392 per person from April 26-May 12 and from October 7-20.