Maybourne Hotel Group is expanding into Europe for the first time with the addition of The Maybourne Riviera.
The group has three hotels in London – Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley – but this will be its first new hotel in Europe.
The group also made its debut in the US last year, with the launch of The Maybourne Beverly Hills in LA.
The Maybourne Riviera will have 69 sea-view guest rooms and suites with private terraces and will open above the village of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in the south of France this summer.
The modernist hotel is a complete rebuild of the Old Vista Palace site under designer Jean-Michel Wilmotte, with interior design by Andre Fu, Bryan O’Sullivan Studio, Marcelo Joulia, Pierre Yovanovitch, Pascal Goujon and Rigby & Rigby.
Chef Mauro Colagreco of three-Michelin star Mirazur in nearby Menton will open a restaurant at the hotel, as will Jean-Georges Vongerichten, launching his first outpost in the south of France. Renowned sushi chef Hiro Sato will also work with the hotel.
Guests will also be able to enjoy exclusive access to the Maybourne Riviera Beach Club nearby, as well as a spa at the hotel.
“The opening of The Maybourne Riviera marks a new era for Maybourne Hotel Group, with our first newly built property in one of my favourite places in the world; Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, a truly untouched French gem,” said Paddy McKillen, co-owner of Maybourne Hotel Group. “We plan to bring the legendary service and spirit of hospitality that have made our London hotels so successful and much loved, building The Maybourne Riviera into one of the great hotels of the world.”