Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) has welcomed the five-star Althoff Hotel Villa Belrose in the Cote D’Azur into its collection of small, exclusive, independently-owned hotels around the world. Villa Belrose has made the move to SLH to provide it with a global marketing and reservations platform. Both brands share the philosophy that guests are increasingly drawn, and loyal, to the tangible and personal aspects of hotels – these include craftsmanship, high quality service, long-standing staff and a true experience of a destination.
The Florentine-inspired villa offers guests the privacy of a luxury retreat just five minutes from buzzy Saint-Tropez and is a key addition to the SLH collection. Many of the 40 rooms offer private balconies taking full advantage of its prime location on a private estate in the hills overlooking the Mediterranean. The surrounding area also has much to offer from idyllic drives to explore vineyards and picturesque villages to beach clubs, ideal for people watching and getting a feel for the local scene.
The hotel’s restaurant ‘Le Belrose’, presided over by Chef Pietro Volonte who received a Michelin star earlier this year, also complements the sea views from its terrace by serving modern Mediterranean cuisine shaped by Italian influences. Specialities include Risotto Pietro Volonte, served in a parmesan wheel, and the restaurant is proud to offer the largest wine list in the region featuring over 500 exclusively French wines.
Filip Boyen, CEO at Small Luxury Hotels of the World says: “Villa Belrose represents all that SLH prides itself on offering our independently-minded guests – from stunning locations, to exceptional service and a five-star yet genuine and relaxed experience. France is our third most popular destination with international guests and we look forward to promoting this hotel as a jewel in the crown of the SLH collection.”
Robert-Jan van Straaten, host and General Manager at Althoff Hotel Villa Belrose for the last 16 years underlines the strategic decision of joining the SLH alliance: “St. Tropez is and always has been a small fishers village welcoming the entire world for the most beautiful weeks of the year. Therefore we really took the best decision by joining SLH, the worldwide known brand for cozy, individual hotel Solitaires such as our Althoff Hotel Villa Belrose. We are sure, this step will foster all around the world our positioning as one of the most prestigious retreats at the Côte. ”