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Aaaah, St. Tropez: a little village on the French Riviera that gets overrun by seemingly every rich potentate and aspiring celebutante come summertime. If your yacht is in the shop, or you prefer to stay on dry land anyway, you’ll have a new hotel to choose from this year, with the opening of the Hotel de Paris Saint Tropez, hopefully later this month.
Walking distance from the harbor and the Citadelle (where the above view can be had), Hotel de Paris goes back to the 1930s as one of the first St Tropez hotels and the place to be seen in the 60s and 70s. So what can we expect in its modern reincarnation?
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If Paris Hilton’s recent sojourn in St Tropez put you off the place for good, you might like to know about the latest place to open in Eurotrash central. The Sezz St Tropez has opened its doors (mercifully in time to avoid a Hilton visit) and is the latest Design Hotel to grace the Riviera.
It’s a tiny hotel, with just 37 rooms (called cocoons, bungalows and villas) and a restaurant, spa and (sigh) champagne bar and the aim is relaxation – the hotel has apparently been inspired by the lavender fields of southern France, and the owner has promised it will be “a place full of grace and tranquility.” Umm, good luck matching that with the champagne bar.
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While checked baggage fees are now the norm, airlines are trying to charge you for even more extras on the plane such as bringing along a carry-on bag (egregious, Spirit Air!) and using the pillows and blankets. With airlines getting ballsier with these extra fees, it's comforting to know that hotels are doing what they can to pamper guests upon arrival.
Like at the La Villa Mauresque in the Frnech Riviera which promises guests a "sumptuous cashmere and wool blanket" when they stay for a minimum of three nights. Even better, they will ship the blanket to you before you depart for your hotel stay so you don't have to worry about paying that pesky blanket fee on-board.
The 3.14 Hotel overlooks the storied Carlton Intercontinental hotel.
For most of us, heading to Cannes, the land of celebrities, yachts and movies, is a pipe dream. Probably something we could only do when we're old and have saved up enough money. But we'll be old then. Thank god we can live vicariously through Jet Set Life's Kimberly Murgatroyd who gives us yet another hotel review. This time, it's the funkee (in a French accent) 3.14 Hotel. Enjoy.
Coming of the heels of my St. Tropez vacation, I headed to Cannes for a six-night stay at the kitschy 3.14 Hotel. I chose this hotel primarily for it's prime location and said to be unique design concept. My overall feeling on day six of six, was that this is a hotel with so much potential and in dire need of so much work.