Villa Rose-Pierre at Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat

  • Julian Allason

The Resort: A fixture on the French Riviera for more than a century, the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat sits on the tip of a towering promontory between Nice and Monte Carlo. The 74-room resort—which reopened last year after a 14-month, roughly $95 million renovation that included the addition of a new wing and spa—consists of classical buildings tucked into subtropical foliage and overlooking Mediterranean bays filled with megayachts. A glass-encased funicular carries guests from the hotel down to a private beach and Olympic-size saltwater swimming pool.

The Villa: Villa Rose-Pierre is as private as it is pink, occupying its own 2.5-acre landscaped plot within the Cap-Ferrat estate. Bordered by a pool, a pool house, and a synthetic-clay tennis court, the villa itself measures almost 6,000 square feet and has four bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and a balcony overlooking the sea. (The home has two additional bedrooms for staff.) A full-time butler and seven other dedicated staff members stand ready to assist you with the 40-person party you might throw on the villa’s marble patio, or the casual barbecue you might host in the backyard.

The Highlight: Taking the elevator to the rooftop terrace at dusk for a kir royale and a romantic dinner served as the moon shines over a tree-framed seascape.

The Price: From about $36,000 per week for as many as eight guests. +33.4.93.76.50.50, www.grand-hotel-cap-ferrat.com

Read Next Article >>
The 251-year-old French crystal house opens its first hotel…
Photo by Ken Seet
From private-island villas to overwater bungalows, the Maldives offers no shortage of over-the-top...
Photo by Mark Wieland
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples reopened to guests last October after a two-month renovation...
The river cruise line Uniworld will christen the S.S. Catherine, a 159-passenger ship set to sail...
Photo by Mark Wieland
L’Apogée Courchevel opened in December atop the highest point of a former Olympic ski jump...
The historic Knickerbocker hotel reopens as a hotel for the first time in nearly a century…
Photo by Roberto Bonardi
The Palazzo, which is set within a former noble residence, celebrates Milan’s architectural...
Photo by Michelle Chaplow
A new boutique hotel was built on the original site of the Hyde Park Corner tube station...
Photo by Brent Madison
Every one of the resort’s 141 guest accommodations features beautiful ocean views…
The new hotel offers easy access to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China…