Cheval Blanc Hotel


Saint-Tropez, France



Project team

Interior designer: WILMOTTE & ASSOCIÉS

Surface area

1st phase: excavation of the subsoil
2nd phase: 1,183 sqm (8 rooms including 2 duplex, 350 sqm spa, lobby and bar)
3rd phase: approximately 6,000 sqm (19 rooms, including restaurant and patio)
4th phase: 5 rooms, excavation for fitness area
5th phase: new villa Jacquemone of 550 sqm, villa Jacquemone of 90 sqm, 8 bedrooms in the villas, fitness linked to the spa




Renovation of the pine forest residence and transformation into the Cheval Blanc house, 5* palace: lounges, reception and bar, 3* restaurant
restaurant "La Vague d'Or" and spa Cheval Blanc by Guerlain.

Jean-Michel Wilmotte, inspired by the art of living typical of Cheval Blanc houses, has enhanced the charm and comfort of the spaces while respecting the original spirit of the place. His contemporary and timeless design has given the house a new renaissance.

The concept of the hotel is based on its original history and the charm of the family home, and its immediate environment: warm tones of sand, light-coloured wood with soft, marked veins in the image of the coastal beaches.

Designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte as a natural extension of the Pinède, the 350 sqm spa is directly linked to the hotel entrance by a glass staircase. Inspired by the Mediterranean, this space reveals an original work around light, the sea and warm materials such as light ochre “chant-doré” stone, immersing visitors in a universe of relaxation, softness and natural sophistication.

Cheval Blanc St-Tropez also has two restaurants, the Vague d’Or (3* in the Michelin Guide, 5 toques and a 19/20 rating from Gault et Millau) and La Terrasse, as well as a bar with a yacht-like decor.

Furniture and ceramics, paintings and textiles, everything is orchestrated to dialogue with the Big Blue and the light of the French Riviera. Blue ceramics, woven oak wood in the lobby and bedrooms, blue glass cabochons in the clerestory, wall plastering with fabric prints, custom-made carpets based on Roger Capron’s original designs – all these local materials continue to write the history of the place by working on them, diverting them, reinventing them to create a unique house.

In a Tropezian style, the windows, balconies and terraces overlook the sea, the pine forest and the village of Saint-Tropez. The 30 rooms and suites are punctuated by azure tones, perfectly matching the colour of the sea. The Wilmotte & Industries design studio has specially designed some of the furniture, including some in cane and ceramic, to complement a selection of vintage furniture from the 1950s.

Since October 2019, the Cheval Blanc Saint-Tropez hotel has joined the closed circle of palaces.