As of May 8, 2015, the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, the legendary palace hotel on the Côte d’Azur, is managed by Four SeasonsHotels and Resorts.
Originally opened in 1908, this magnificent white building sits at the tip of the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat jutting into the Mediterranean about half way between Nice and Monaco. Bathed in the azure light of sea and sky, this beautiful landscape is fragrant with lavender, pine and citrus groves, and dotted with exquisitely groomed gardens.
History is present everywhere in this gleaming palace, with a bay-windowed rotunda designed by the great Gustave Eiffel. Fully refurbished in 2009 under the guidance of renowned designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, the interiors balance gleaming white marble and chic textures of white and beige, putting the emphasis on gorgeous Mediterranean views and colourful reproductions of works by artists including Picasso, Cocteau, Matisse, Chagall, Modigliani and Rodin – many of whom were local to the area and regular guests at the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat.
Renowned for its impeccable service, exquisite setting and design, gastronomy and the exclusive seaside Club Dauphin, the Grand-Hôtel has long been a favourite retreat among royalty, dignitaries and celebrities – from Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin and Picasso to Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Paul McCartney.
Encompassing three buildings – the original 1908 Palace, the contemporary Residence and the singular Villa Rose-Pierre – the Grand-Hôtel presides over 7 hectares (17 acres) of lush grounds with the Mediterranean Sea at its feet and it features 74 luxury accommodations, including 24 suites and 1 very special villa, 4 dining and drinking venues, 2 pools, 2 tennis courts, numerous options for corporate and social events.