LUX Autumn 2018

LUXLIFE MAGAZINE | 81 Autumn 2018 nature, which is why generations of guests return year after year to these “Masterpiece Hotels”. This is emphasised by Château Saint-Martin & Spa, which aims to make itself a haven for guests of all ages and requirements. All the guestrooms at Château Saint-Martin & Spa have new interior designs, while fresh air and sunlight come naturally to this spectacular setting overlooking the Côte d’Azur. Six private bastide-style villas are secluded on the hillside, with one, two or three bedrooms, so that guests can luxuriate in peace and privacy. For those seeking full relaxation and rejuvenation from the French escape, the hotel’s spa partner La Prairie, whose eternal quest for youthful beauty based on scientific innovation, splendid ingredients and luxurious experience, is on hand to help. The hotel’s spa has four elegant treatment rooms infused with natural daylight and fresh Provencal air, one is designed for couples and has a private Sweet Spa Crystal sauna, experience shower and steam room. Treatments are also performed in the hotel’s gardens beneath a romantic flower strewn gazebo. The Spa also has a beauty room ideal for a little secluded pampering. Gourmets are also catered for at Château Saint-Martin & Spa, and the hotel boasts two exceptional restaurants which are managed by a celebrated gourmet team lead by Jean- Luc Lefrançois. Le Saint-Martin is one Michelin-starred gourmet restaurant which occupies a special location in the Château, with sweeping views over the countryside down to the glittering Mediterranean. History has been restyled with new interiors as fresh as the season. Chef Jean-Luc Lefrançois also draws inspiration from seasonal produce giving each dish a distinctive flavour of summer. Head sommelier Géraud Tournier transforms the fine dining experience into a truly elevated journey of discovery. Talented Chef Pâtissier Philippe Tayac creates simply exquisite desserts. Guests seeking a more rustic dining experience need look no further than L’Oliveraie, the hotel’s summer restaurant in the shade of an ancient olive grove. Chef Jean-Luc Lefrançois invites his diners to enjoy his summer creations filled with flavours of the sunny Mediterranean. Working with this season’s local produce, L’Oliveraie’s menu features authentic pizzas from our wood-fired oven, herb-infused grilled fish and meats, teppanyaki plates and zesty salads. Overall, the Château Saint-Martin & Spa is an idyllic retreat which makes for the perfect location for a cultural break, a romantic getaway or a luxurious family treat. For those who wish to experience the French Rivera’s timeless beauty, visit https://www. saint-martin.