Belle Plage, Cannes. A new destination and game changer for the Côte D’Azur

Posted in Projects on 29 June, 2022

Latest member of La Clé Group, this new resort hotel owes its architecture and blue-white-sand design to Raphael Navot, and its Mediterranean restaurant, perched on a rooftop facing the palm trees and the sea, to the poetic Israeli star chef Eyal Shani. A spa specialized in holistic treatments will complete this outstanding gem in June 2022.

The design hotel that Cannes was waiting for
Flirting with the Esterel mountain range, rocked by the sea breeze that caresses the palm trees and the soothing surf of the Mediterranean, Belle Plage has just set down roots in the calm and central Le Suquet neighborhood in Cannes. A 10-minute walk from the Palais des Festivals, this former seaside hotel from the 1930s has been entirely renovated by La Clé Group (already at the helm of Hôtel Bachaumont and Hôtel National des Arts et Métiers in Paris). A new ultra-desirable design-forward address that is opening its doors just in time for the sunny days.

The interior design
Raphael Navot’s vision of the Riviera
Behind its futuristic undulating façade, this immaculate colossus was entirely conceptualized by designer Raphael Navot (Hôtel National des Arts et Métiers, Le 39V, Silencio, etc.), famous for his dreamlike avant-garde universe, backed by the FAAR Architects studio. Here, this figurehead of contemporary design delivers his elegant interpretation of the French Riviera, with a focus on natural materials such as wood, stone and terrazzo. Plaster, a steadfast, century-old staple of coastal hotels, also makes a generous appearance. The site is intended to blend in perfectly with the landscape and colors of this area of Cannes, which is more untamed than the Croisette. Between land, sea and sky, the red- and rust-toned brick roof brings to mind the fiery shades of the Esterel mountain range. The fifty rooms and ten private residences, including one penthouse, are adorned in deep blue like the sea, along with pale organic sand hues. Entirely custom-made for the hotel, the timeless furniture fits effortlessly into the different spaces: the bookcase with its ocean coral shape, the linen-covered beds, the canework chairs, the woven rugs, the dark wood nightstands, and the minimalist lighting fixtures carefully selected with Florian Duet, delicately positioned on the walls. A resort cocoon bathed in light that also features a beautiful Mediterranean garden filled with palm and pine trees, orchestrated by landscaper Gwenaëlle Grandjean and the Saint-Lazare agency.

A Mediterranean restaurant piloted by chef Eyal Shani on a festive rooftop
Like the bow of a majestic sailboat gliding through the Mediterranean, the Bella restaurant literally crowns the Belle Plage hotel set against waves dancing in the distance.

The hotel is home to the largest spa in Cannes. Stretched over 800 square meters (8,611 sq. ft.), the treatment rooms open onto lush vegetation, while the green scents of the garden perfume the air. Benefiting from cutting-edge beauty expertise drawing from the latest innovations, guests can enjoy anti-aging procedures, detox scrubs, reflexology and more, to replenish their mind, body and good vibes.

About La Clé Group
La Clé Group is a collection of hotels designed and experienced as timeless and unique living spaces anchored in their neighborhood to immerse guests in the vibrant local atmosphere. Breaking away from classic hotel standards, founder Samy Marciano entrusts the design of each to the most talented architects and designers of the moment, ready to invent a new art of living together. Following the opening of two Parisian establishments, Hôtel Bachaumont (2nd arrondissement) in 2015 and Hôtel National des Arts et Métiers (3rd arrondissement) in 2017, Hôtel Belle Plage (2022) is the third address to join La Clé Group.

About Raphael Navot
Raphael Navot is a multifaceted Paris-based designer. Inspired by the know-how of fine crafts and artistic craftsmanship, he dreams up tailor-made spaces with tangible authenticity. From the artistic direction to the interior design of the Parisian club Silencio to the inauguration of Hôtel National des Arts et Métiers, the designer reinterprets the history of the locations, while upholding their timelessness and charm.

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