While cinema’s movers and shakers flit between red carpets in London and LA, we’ve been dreaming of some Hollywood glamour of our own. We found it on the Côte d’Azur at fit-for-a-filmstar Cap d’Antibes Beach Hotel…
Style Minimalist modern marvel
Setting Cream of the Cap
Why this week?
Smith members can grab a piece of the world’s most glamorous coastline for three nights and only pay for two on stays between 22 March and 30 April. The offer includes a guided tour of Pierini’s glassmaker studio at Biot and a glass of champagne each with dinner. Perfect for springtime posing, provided you add a pair of giant sunglasses and throw on some designer swimwear.
Our favourite bits The stunning coastal location has inspired every corner of the hotel – from the mosaic-tiled swimming pool which appears to flow into the Mediterranean to the starfish motifs adorning the lampshades. If you can tear your eyes away from the dazzling sea views, you’ll even find vibrant hand-painted murals of fish and crustaceans adorning the walls of every room. The marine theme continues at the hotel’s Les Pecheurs restaurant, where the fish is as fresh as a blustery January morning. Dishes range from catch of the day baked in local herbs to more inventive fare such as blue lobster salad with avocado, tomato jelly and a dash of sour mango.
Mr and Mrs Smith say ‘Fifty years ago, Cap d’Antibes Beach Hotel was a restaurant and club for the glitterati, attracting crowds of men in slick suits and women in glimmering gowns like shoals of exotic fish. Sophia Loren and Cary Grant slinked around beneath its ceilings and today’s guests are an equally glamorous crowd.
Each room has its own bold and beautiful hand-painted mural, many in sea-inspired aquamarine and amethyst hues, by artist Thierry Bisch. Pared-down white walls, polished concrete floors and Swedish style furnishings let the murals do all the talking. Extra shots of colour come courtesy of the ocean views, which you can drink in through the windows, or admire from your balcony or private garden…’
Compiled by Abi Dare