July 23, 2015 Wes Holland

Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Ultimate Luxury in Cap d’Antibes

It is no secret that the south of France is one of my favorite destinations in the world. I simply love the beach environment mixed with the slow-paced European lifestyle and beauty of the Mediterranean. There are so many things to see and do in the many picturesque seaside towns that dot the southern French coast; however, if you are looking for a quintessential riviera experience, I recommend a visit to Cap d’Antibes and the famed Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc.
The Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc has a rich history filled with stories and iconic people that spans decades. The hotel was originally built in 1869 as a destinations for writers seeking inspiration and was opened as the Grand Hotel du Cap in 1889 by an Italian hotelier. Over the years, the property became the preferred spot of the likes of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the Kennedy family. Because of its vibrant history and its development into the “it” spot on the French Riviera, the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc exudes classic riviera glamour and sophistication.

cap eden rocAntibes is easy to visit from many point of destinations along the riviera. I was staying in Nice which is about a 40 minute train ride to the Cap d’Antibes train station with the hotel being a short cab ride from there. Antibes is a beautiful little town with beach access as well.  After traveling down the tree and mansion lined Boulevard John F Kennedy, you arrive at the pristine property.

IMG_2286

If you are visiting Eden-Roc for the day, I recommend lunch at Eden Roc grill or an evening cocktail at the Eden Roc Champagne lounge (open during the high season) which serves some of the world’s finest champagnes.

I opted for an afternoon lunch at the Eden-Roc grill. It was a windy day on the Cap so patio seating was closed, however, we had a great ocean view table on the inside. All the tables have wonderful views so it seems like there is not necessarily a bad seat in the house. The property is so iconic, being featured in Dior advertisements and a myriad of Slim Aarons photos that looking out across the famed infinity pool is a surreal experience.

Expect to dine amongst an international jet-set crowd in a relaxed environment. Most guests were generally casual, relaxing and enjoying a bottle of rosé…isn’t that how life is supposed to be?

hamburger in France

The menu offers an array of classic French choices and lunch options. I opted for the Eden-Roc Burger which I highly recommend for a nice light selection.

The property is truly a luxurious experience that I will not forget. I highly recommend strolling through the pine tree lined paths that meander through the property after a delicious lunch.

 

eden roc path

 

Visit Hotel-Du-Cap-Eden-Roc for booking information.

 

Post by Wes Holland

Monsieur Curations - Men's Lifestyle at Skimbaco Lifestyle, feature by Wes Holland

“I dream of being a business leader in the fashion world. Whether that be creating and running my own luxury retail consulting firm, or heading a department for a renowned fashion house, I want to mix the intellectually stimulating side of business with the creativity that the fashion world offers. Make sure to subscribe to Skimbaco Fashion weekly feed.” Wes Holland of Life Through Preppy Glasses.

Let’s connect!

Follow Skimbaco Lifestyle (Skimbacolifestyle.com)’s board Monsieur Curations for MEN on Pinterest.

, , , ,

Wes Holland

Wes is an accomplished graduate of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University with degrees in both finance and marketing accompanied by a minor in French language. Wes works in luxury real estate marketing in NYC and is an expert on luxury for millennials. You can read more about Wes on his blog Life Through Preppy Glasses and connect with him on Twitter @Wes_Holland

Comment (1)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *