This week, much like the glittering attendees of the famed film festival, we’re jetting off to Cannes in suitably luxe fashion. Chic Côte d’Azur stay Tiara Yaktsa is a Moroccan-influenced luxury hotel fit for a movie star – not least because its opulently decorated rooms and cabana-strewn pool deck look like the set for a stylish Riviera screenplay…
Why this week? Cannes’ electronic music festival, Plages Electronique (4 July to 15 August), will see plenty of neon-clad MacBook jockeys spin out some pulse-racing tunes to thrill the revellers on the dancefloor – which is also a sun-splashed beach. If you prefer something sultry and sophisticated, The Jazz Festival (7–11 August), is also in full swing in the gardens of the Villa Domergue. Smith are exclusively offering 10 per cent off your stay at Tiara Yaktsa when you book two days before your arrival, so within just 48 hours you could be sunbathing and dancing past sundown to a slick soundtrack.
Our favourite bits Tiara Yaktsa may be in the heart of the French Riviera but it eagerly embraces its North African style. Moroccan chic echoes throughout their spacious and intricately decorated rooms, Restaurant L’Or Bleu’s globally influenced cuisine and their tranquil turquoise infinity pool overlooking the Mediterranean Sea that rivals Marrakech roof terraces. Spend your downtime indulging in a therapeutic massage, rejuvenating facial or pedicure, then after some well-deserved R ’n’ R, head to Boulevard Croisette to spend like the fabulously wealthy locals and slyly celeb spot.
Mr & Mrs Smith say… ‘This hotel is as sensuous as a geisha: corridors scented with rosewater, dark-wood bed posts adorned with trailing tresses of diaphanous silk, tissue-wrapped fruit jellies gracing pillows at turn-down, a sea-facing pool accessorised with a Jacuzzi, bright white Balinese beds and lush green gardens, and the dazzling Med to be admired from every viewpoint. Dining in Tiara’s restaurant L’Or Bleu we devoured delightful golden discs of socca (a traditional chickpea pancake), fat scallops, butter-soft sea-bass and divine white chocolate mousse as light as lace…’
You say… ‘Sheer professionalism and quality above all else. Perfect setting overlooking the Mediterranean, split levels so you feel all alone or can join others, but quality, quality, quality and luxury abounds.