Access Industries, a privately held industrial group just announced this week that the iconic Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat will be managed by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts as of May 8, 2015.
For more than 100 years, the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat has been a gleaming white palace escape, set amid a secluded garden oasis in the heart of one of the world's most glamorous destinations. The hotel has played host to world leaders, monarchs and artists from around the globe. Recognized by the industry with awards for leadership in luxury and service, Four Seasons intends to honor the hotel's enduring legacy by continuing to deliver understated elegance and quality combined with Four Seasons signature customized service.
"The iconic Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat is synonymous with the sophisticated elegance of the French Riviera sought out by discerning travelers since the late 18th century," said Jonah Sonnenborn, Head of Real Estate, Access Industries. "Four Seasons was the natural choice when selecting a management company that shared our commitment for preserving the unparalleled elegance of the property while delivering unrivalled service and luxury."
"France is one of the most visited countries in the world, and the opportunity to expand our footprint in this market with another iconic property in addition to Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris is wonderful news for our brand and for guests who have long waited for a Four Seasons experience on the Côte d'Azur," said Allen Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. "We share a passion for luxury and setting standards for service excellence and we look forward to being part of the next chapter in the history of this palace, and to welcoming guests this spring at the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel."
The hotel is uniquely positioned on the French Riviera. It sits on the tranquil peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, spread across 7 hectares (17 acres) surrounded by gardens lush with lavender and citrus trees. The property has funicular access to the seafront and panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. These and many other unique attributes distinguish the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel, from other luxury properties in the region.
The hotel embodies French elegance in combination with modern design elements and luxuriously appointed rooms designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, the celebrated designer also behind Four Seasons Hotel George V. The accommodations also include sumptuous suites, some with a private terrace and infinity pool for the ultimate in comfort and luxury.
Guests can dine at one of three world-class restaurants, including the legendary Club Dauphin serving up a regionally-inspired menu in a casual setting by the heated seawater pool overlooking the Mediterranean. For relaxation and luxurious pampering, guests can visit the exclusive spa, which includes 8 treatment rooms, a gym, indoor pool, sauna, steam rooms and much more.
Situated at the edge of the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel, offers guests an oasis set amid the lush landscape of the Côte d'Azur with easy access to Nice, Cannes, Monaco and other famed destinations along the French Riviera. Located less than 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from the international airport in Nice, the hotel is easily accessible to travelers from around the world looking to experience the best of the Côte d'Azur while surrounded by legendary Four Seasons luxury and customized service.