Hôtel La Réserve by Jean-Michel Wilmotte
Architects: Jean-Michel Wilmotte
Location: Ramatuelle, France
Area: 96,875 sqft
Photo courtesy: Hôtel La Réserve
After Geneva and Paris, La Réserve opened a spa hotel on the outskirts of Saint-Tropez. Sited at the centre of a hill clad with holm oak and stone pine trees, in fusion with an extraordinary natural environment, La Réserve Ramatuelle is a new stylish and discreet refuge offering a five-star service to its guests. Wilmotte & Associés SA metamorphosed a 1970s building into 21st century luxury hotel.
Of the derelict building, the shell and plaster and brick facades have been preserved. This exceptional establishment with its pure lines is set into an estate 9,000 m² (96,875 ft²), which already was home to 12 rental villas. In the midst of the villas, the roof of the main building, with its pagoda-like aspect, grabs attention. Respecting the footprint of the existing building, Wilmotte & Associés SA has achieved a seamless integration into the Mediterranean landscape.
With seven bedrooms and 16 suites, 50 to 100 m² (538 to 1,076 ft²) each with a private terrace or garden, the hotel boasts natural materials in a magnificent palette of ochre, white and sand tones, as though echoing its surroundings. A 1000 m² (10,764 ft²) spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Turkish bath, bar and restaurant complete this hotel complex. In 2012, La Réserve was the 10th French luxury hotel to receive the “Palace” distinction.
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