Hotel Byblos is a celebrated, 91-room resort in St. Tropez, the most social town on the French Riviera, or Cote d'Azur. "St. Tro" is famed for its jet-set crowd and high-fashion summer party scene. And Hotel Byblos is an epicenter of this glamorous whirlwind.
Low-rise and sunny-colored, Hotel Byblos was designed to recall a Mediterranean fishing village. It is named for the Phoenician port that was a Mediterranean hub like St. Tropez, but in antiquity.
The hotel is open seasonally, from approximately mid-April to mid-October every year. Hotel Byblos is popular with the stylish set: designers, models, entertainers, upper-crust Euros, the international yachting contingent, and the roving party crowd you might run into in Ibiza, Punta del Este, Miami, Bali, St. Barths, or the Hamptons.
Hotel Byblos was opened in 1967 on historic Place de Lices in St. Tropez. The hotel doubled in size in 1983, when Sylvain Floirat purchased the hotel plus adjoining acreage. The innovative Groupe Floirat is still family-run, with Antoine Chevanne, Sylvain Floirat's great-grandson, as CEO. (Groupe Floirat also includes the delightful Les Manoirs de Tourgeville in Normandy and La Réserve in St. Jean de Luz, perched on the Atlantic in France's Basque corner.)
Hotel Byblos has always been a destination of the international fashion and society crowd. The hotel's storied guest register includes bold-face names like Brigitte Bardot, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and Mick Jagger, who married Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias right here in 1971.
Service is superb at Hotel Byblos. Guests can expect a refined French accueil (or English "welcome") from the bilingual staff at the front desk, and swift responses to the smallest requests. Hotel Byblos offers a 24/7 concierge and impeccable housekeeping. Guests have their choice of outstanding restaurants (including one by Alain Ducasse), a bar, a glittering nightclub, a pool, gym, and in-house Sisley spa.
Location of Hotel Byblos in St. Tropez
Hotel Byblos entices guests with a verdant location just off Place de Lices, a town square ideal for strolling, café-sitting, and people-watching. Hotel Byblos is also near:
- Designer boutiques such as Martine Chambon and Francine Joaillerie
- The famed marina Le Vieux Port, where some of the world's most spectacular yachts berth in summer
- Local food and flower vendors
- Club 55, a private beach with a restaurant and bar