We love the Connaught. We adore Claridge’s. And now, this hotel group is crossing the channel, and odds are the Maybourne Group is going to crush it in the French Riviera. Their new hotel in the oh-so-French town of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin opens this summer, and we have the details.
A New Sister, Just Like Archie
The Maybourne Riviera is the newest hotel to join its sister properties in London and Los Angeles. The hotel is set to arrive mid-2021, just in time for a the classic summer in the South of France experience.
The Maybourne hotels are known for their classic style and the high-brow English level of service. There’s never been a martini or afternoon tea we didn’t love at the hotels. The architecture and decor of the hotels themselves are typically in landmark buildings. It’s like a walking museum with the Lalique fixtures in Claridge’s, albeit a much livelier one with cocktails. While the style is traditional, the Maybourne somehow achieves a fresh vibe.
A Distinct Style
We set the table with this information because the early preview of the Maybourne Riviera, is a diversion from the signature style. Set on a cliff that overlooks the Mediterranean, the hotel is a modern architectural feat. At least from the limited photos, there’s not an English toile, plaid or brocade fabric in sight. Instead, the design is modern and sleek. This may be a sister hotel to the Connaught, Claridge’s and The Berkeley, but it has its own distinct style.
Well, the Maybourne Riviera certainly brought in the hitters. Mauro Colagreco of three-Michelin star Mirazur in Menton has the gourmet restaurant, at the top level of the hotel. Miramar has the distinction as #1 on the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is also in the house, with his first project in the South of France. To round it all out, Japanese chef Hiro Sato will bring sushi to the portfolio of restaurants. Essentially, The Maybourne Riviera, will establish this town on the border of France and Italy, as a go-to destination this summer. We’ll have a full review when the hotel opens.