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Maisons Cheval Blanc are havens of exquisite refinement that draw on a treasure house of talent and imagination to make each stay a unique, unforgettable experience around four founding values: Craftsmanship, Exclusivity, Creativity and the Art de Recevoir. Reopened in May 2019, the latest edition to this exceptional collection is the Résidence de la Pinède in Saint-Tropez, joining Courchevel, Randheli, St-Barth Isle de France and soon Paris.
The Cheval Blanc collection of exceptional Maisons developed by LVMH Hotel Management was launched with Cheval Blanc Courchevel, which opened in 2006, followed by Cheval Blanc Randheli in fall 2013 in the Maldives. In 2014 the collection continued to grow internationally with the inauguration of the Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France in the Caribbean.
Acquired by LVMH Hotel Management in 2016, La Résidence de la Pinède in Saint-Tropez has undergone a stunning transformation of its architecture and interior design, adding ultra-personalized services to become the fourth Maison Cheval Blanc to embody the values of this stunning collection.
This new residence expresses the mythic lifestyle of the French Riviera, contemporary and refined while preserving the authenticity and charm of the site. Conceived as a private residence, the size has been purposely limited – the hotel counts 30 rooms and suites – in order to ensure exclusivity and intimacy for guests.
Renowned Saint-Tropez architect François Vieillecroze, who has been involved in all the major exterior changes to the Résidence de la Pinède over the years, worked closely with Cheval Blanc St-Tropez for this transformation, drawing on his intimate knowledge of the site and expertise in Provençal architecture.
An indefatigable collector, Jean-Michel Wilmotte redesigned the interiors with meticulous attention to detail and comfort, bringing fresh energy to the venerable property. The interiors have been opened to welcome the rhythm of natural lighting and create transparency on every level. Thanks to the talents of this architectural tandem, the residence has preserved its character while embracing a timeless contemporary style.
The culinary offering features the cuisine of three Michelin star chef Arnaud Donckele at the restaurant La Vague d’Or, showcasing the best of local products from passionate purveyors. The Provençal terroir, Mediterranean sea, salt-spray winds and rocky coastlines inspire the landscapes created by this artist of exquisite taste.
In an atmosphere of welcoming calm, the Guerlain Spa unfolds as a roomy haven of peace dedicated to relaxation and wellness. Signature treatments created by Guerlain are provided by beauty experts in rejuvenating salons.