Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Happy 100th Birthday hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Opening its doors in 1914 hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc situated in Cap d’Antibes embarked on an iconic adventure that was sure to last decades. The timeless energy of this stunning hotel has played host to some of the world’s most affluent residence such as Charlie Chaplin, Leonardo DiCaprio and John Travolta to name a few. Many celebrities gather at the hotel to help raise money for charity at events such as the Met Gala.

The iconic hotel started life as the tea room of the Grand Hotel du Cap mainly inhabited by kings, businessmen and artists living in Cap d’Antibes. In 1922 the hotel played host to many American visitors who mainly stayed within the property during the winter months.

1933 was a key year for Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc with the enlargement of the pool and pavilion the yacht club was born. 

During 1955 Pablo Picasso a regular visitor to the hotel agreed to design a new menu for the exquisite restaurant, it is said that he only asked for paper, ink and a quiet table in return.

In 1970 Roberto Menghio redesigned The bar Eden-Roc, his inspiration being a boat which is exactly what inspires the Eden Roc Pavilion today.

Poette Arnaud was appointed head chef in 1992 creating gourmet cuisine in the renowned Hotel du Eden-Cap-Roc restaurant. Throughout the years the hotel has been home to award winning chefs such as Lilian Bonnefoi who won the title of Best Pastry Chef Riviera.

Over 5 years from 2007-2013 key areas of Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc were renovated so as to modernise the property whilst at the same time preserving its history.

Located in the picturesque town of Antibes the famous property boasts spectacular views and a waterfront location where one can relax in the sun whilst enjoying a swim.

The active town of Cap d’Antibes boasts stunning views and a lively lifestyle, being perhaps the most ideal place for families on the Riviera there is plenty to do. The market of Cap d’Antibes is simply fantastic offering many local goods it is a very popular and lively place. The West coast of Cap d’Antibes is the most popular area as it is within walking distance to Juan Les Pins.

Cap d’Antibes is in a primary location with easy access to other areas of the French Riviera, such as Cannes where many festivals are held annually. Elegant Address offer an extensive private portfolio of luxury properties in Cap d’Antibes some of which are located close to Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. Each one of our properties has been hand-picked by Elegant Address to ensure they are of the highest standard.

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