Maybourne Hotel Group will add a fifth hotel to its extravagant collection this year with the opening of The Maybourne Riviera on the Côte d’Azur, France.
The upmarket hotelier’s existing stable includes Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley in London, and The Maybourne Beverly Hills in Los Angeles.
Set within a rocky peninsula overlooking the French town of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, the location is famed for its rich art and cultural heritage, the modernist hotel is forecast to become the new hospitality jewel of the French Riviera, offering dramatic panoramic views of the coastline that take in Cap-Martin and Italy to the west and Monte Carlo to the east.
The Maybourne Riviera will feature 45 rooms and 24 suites, starting at 41 square metres in size, with floor-to-ceiling windows, all with sea views from private balconies or terraces. Some suites will feature a split-level aspect and many have private horizon plunge pools.
The property will herald the beginning of a new gastronomic destination on the Cote d’Azur with a host of restaurants under the creative direction of two of the finest chefs and restauranteurs in the world. Mauro Colagreco of three-Michelin star Mirazur in nearby Menton and holder of the No. 1 position in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, will bring his vision of the region. His top restaurant will draw on one of his favourite themes, the sea. Global super-chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will launch his first outpost in the South of France, with cuisine inspired by the hotel’s location on the French/Italian border.
Japanese chef Hiro Sato will also bring his world-class sushi with his eatery set in the property’s restored ancient gardens with walled-in walkways, citrus orchards and a seasonal herb garden.
The Maybourne Riviera will feature a world-class spa, plus guests will have exclusive access to the stylishly chic Maybourne Riviera Beach Club nearby.
Commenting on the launch of The Maybourne Riviera co-owner of Maybourne Hotel Group Paddy McKillen said “The opening of The Maybourne Riviera marks a new era for Maybourne Hotel Group, with our first newly built property in one of my favourite places in the world; Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, a truly untouched French gem.
“We plan to bring the legendary service and spirit of hospitality that have made our London hotels so successful and much loved, building The Maybourne Riviera into one of the great hotels of the world.”
The Maybourne Riviera is 10 minutes from Monte Carlo and Menton is just 20 minutes away.