on 6 Apr 2023
Following a renovation project undertaken to modernise and expand the hotel’s suites, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, part of the Oetker Collection portfolio of Masterpiece Hotels, will open its doors to 46 reimagined suites this month.
Overseen by celebrated interior designer Countess Bergit Gräfin Douglas of MM-Design Frankfurt, the renovations bring a new aesthetic and updated features to the suites in the Eden-Roc Pavilion, the Hotel du Cap main building and Les Deux Fontaines residence. With a timeless decor of blues and whites to reflect the character of each building, the suites are bought to life by French interior design company Pierre Frey, Italian textile brand Loro Piana and French fabric and wallpaper house Manuel Canovas.
Esteemed art dealer Marie-Catherine Douglas of Douglas Kunstberatung GmbH curated the artwork, which will present a mix of original postmodern and contemporary works by Andy Warhol, John Baldessari and Alex Katz, plus other notable figures of 20th and 21st-century art.
All 31 Junior Suites were refreshed with creative input from British interior designer Francis Sultana, and Countess Douglas has ensured that 80 per cent of the suites’ decorative elements were sourced in Europe, with most coming from France. Each boasting a direct view of the Mediterranean Sea and the Lérins Islands, the Junior Suites feature natural materials such as cotton, linen and wool in a palette of vibrant blues, pristine whites and shades of green echoing the contrast of sea, sky, and the hotel’s verdant gardens.
The furniture embraces a yachting spirit in harmonious white with soft-toned wood. Two custom pieces by Francis Sultana include a private bar console and a glass and bronze shelving unit named ‘Ella’ after one of the hotel’s most celebrated guests, Ella Fitzgerald. Should guests need to work remotely, each suite in the Eden-Roc Pavilion features a writing desk by Philippe Hurel.
The Pavilion’s sensational, 100sqm Eden-Roc Suite has been reimagined as a seaside penthouse apartment in soft tones of white, cream and sea blue. The bedroom features a four-poster bed facing floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Mediterranean, while the living room invites guests to make themselves at home with a large wrap-around sofa, writing desk, dining table and well-curated library. The suite opens seamlessly onto an expansive teak terrace that doubles the overall living space to 200 sqm and includes a graceful pergola and a whirlpool bath, where guests can enjoy an invigorating soak and sea views. A truly glamorous space, it’s the ideal location to host a private dinner.
Two paintings by New York-based contemporary artist Landon Metz animate the central hallway in the main building with their expressive use of colour and shape. Stately and traditional, the main building’s four new One-Bedroom Suites will blend details dating back to the hotel’s opening in 1870 – towering ceilings, crown moulding, period chandeliers, Louis XV furniture – with contemporary additions that create a distinguished harmony between past and present.
In a hushed palette of cream and sky blue, the suites feature custom details including a bronze and limestone coffee table by Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti, a mahogany table by Maison Tallarda and carpets by Ateliers Pinton.
In the adjacent Les Deux Fontaines Residence, four double rooms have been converted into two 60sqm Junior Suites, offering guests added comfort for their summer stay on Cap d’Antibes with bright, newly refreshed interiors. Designed with contemporary lifestyles in mind, and out of respect for the property’s history of more than 150 years, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc’s new suites deliver a gloriously upscale take on ‘home away from home’.
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