Located in La Coix Valmer, France, the recently opened Lily of the Valley hotel is nestled in the hills of the Saint Tropez peninsula, overlooking the beaches of Gigaro. By imagining Lily of the Valley, Philippe Starck designed a hotel that does not impose itself on Nature, but adapts to it.
Its architecture, entirely imagined by the Frech designer, is inspired by both Californian villas and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and its original concept combines the best of the French art de vivre with a top-of-the-range wellness village.
An open, permeable space where light, the colors and the vegetation naturally merge the interiors and exterior, Lily of the Valley is organized into houses — with 38 rooms and 6 suites — set into the nature and arranged around the outdoor pool. Philippe Starck creates the design and imagined the interiors so that guests can discover, throughout the year, a warm and soothing atmosphere, a place to relax, to be inspired, to be in love.
“All my life, I have dreamt of being here,” says Philippe Starck. “Somewhere between a subconscious Antiquity and extreme modernity, which is, without doubt, the best place in the world to live. It is the fulfillment of my physiological dream of architecture.”
Lily of the Valley is a haven of peace dedicated to the harmony of body and mind that offers both the comfort and services of a first-class establishment as well as high-end services in terms of treatments and fitness. “The Village”, the Wellness center of over 2000m2 also has a swimming pool and the latest fitness and treatment equipment. Coaches and therapists provide tailor-made activities and programs complemented by juices and special menus designed in collaboration with a dietician and a naturopath for the perfect balance between the pleasure of the senses and health and well-being goals.