MORE THAN JUST GLAMOUR AND GLITZ
A BESPOKE CÔTE D’AZUR EXPERIENCE AT HOTEL SEZZ SAINT-TROPEZ
Luxury isn’t only about champagne and parties. At Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez guests are invited to explore what luxury means to them by choosing from a varied roster of activities. These were specially selected by Hotel Creator Shahé Kalaidjian to fully immerse his guests in the Côte d’Azur lifestyle. Included are exhilarating polo tournaments at the nearby Polo Club Saint-Tropez, calming yoga sessions with a personal trainer and boat tours along the coast with a private skipper who takes guests to Pampelonne’s most famous beaches. “Whoever comes to Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez enters not just our hotel, but our world,” says Shahé Kalaidjian.
To ensure guests get the most out of their visit, Kalaidjian has created a personalised pre-arrival questionnaire for each guest to ensure no detail of their holiday is overlooked. Visitors can customise their stay and choose from a variety of options. This includes their favourite minibar beverage, from local wines to the finest champagnes; a selection of facial and body treatments at the Spa Sezz by Payot such as a warm facial mask with cocoa and orange, and the limousine that picks them up from the airport.
With a large central pool and outdoor bar and restaurant area, the resort has a sociable holiday atmosphere. At sunrise, a personal yoga trainer welcomes the day with a one-to-one session by the pool on request. A private boat tour around the coast of Saint-Tropez gives guests the chance to explore this famous stretch of coastline. Whether it’s a legendary beach club or quiet cove the private skipper can take them to any destination they desire. For those with a taste for equestrian life, Shahé Kalaidjian, himself an avid polo player, has arranged for his guests to have access to the Polo Club Saint-Tropez where they have the opportunity to attend training sessions and tournaments. In the evening, the Dom Perignon champagne bar or the pool bar are the best places to enjoy an aperitif at sunset. At the pool bar, bartender Matthieu Joanneau mixes his self-created cocktails with evocative names such as Lipstick or Sezz Touch.
Those wanting to feel the sand in their toes don’t have to go far – the nearest public beach, Plage de Canoubiers, is only 200 metres from the hotel. Chef Pierre Gagnaire has created a picnic basket with local specialities and champagne to enjoy by the sea. A private hotel shuttle is then on hand to take guests to the centre of the town, where a variety of boutiques, including Dior, Pucci or Louis Vuitton, await. The hotel can arrange private shopping times outside the normal opening hours, so there is even more time to indulge.