The World’s 50 Best Hotels featuring The Maybourne Riviera
Rigby & Rigby are delighted to announce that The Maybourne Riviera has been featured in the World’s 50 Best Hotels list 2023. Rigby & Rigby completed all of the luxury guest suites in the Aero Wing of the Maybourne Riviera, The hotel is the latest addition to the Maybourne Hotel Group that counts the iconic London hotels, Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley to their portfolio.
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Set the scene: Cantilevered across the cliffs of the glittering Côte d’Azur, with Monaco’s purring soundtrack on one side and the Bellini-coloured townhouses of Menton on the other, this 300m high villa is a lair of superlative seduction. Unlike the Maybourne group’s cosy London outposts, the stark modernist style of The Maybourne Riviera, all clean-lines and cut glass, creates a sleek temple to art and design.
More on that design: The arresting exterior by veteran French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte has ample floor-to-ceiling windows and Colgate-white colouring that allows the bright, elegant light of the French Riviera to filter into minimalist interiors. The spa is an André Fu design, and other world-leading studios – including Rigby and Rigby and Bryan O’Sullivan – have had a hand in finessing its stylised, pastel-kissed look. Guests with no limitations should book one of three panoramic suites that serve 360-degree views of the glittering coastline – all 67 other rooms promise private terraces and, for a few, plunge pools.
A world of art: Step into the lobby and you’ll find The Couple, a Louise Bourgeois sculpture suspended from the ceiling. The welcome offers a sense of the hotel’s expansive art collection, which includes works by Clara Claus, Susan Elias and Matt Jukes dotted throughout the property.
Kitchen chat: Culinary excellence is where the Maybourne group excels. Two top chefs helm the hotel restaurants. At Ceto, Mauro Colagreco replicates the success of Mirazur in Menton (No. 1 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019), serving seafood grill and sophisticated dishes inspired by the coastal views. Down by the pool, Jean-George Vongerichten oversees La Piscine, where his famous truffle pizza is one of multiple moreish, luxurious dishes served up for a sparkling, tanned clientele. Colagreco also oversees The Riviera Restaurant on site.
Where’s the water? 300m below. The newly opened Maybourne La Plage is a Riviera pastiche of fringed parasols, magnums on ice, tangerine sun loungers and enticing infinity pool waters. The bar serves a killer spicy margherita, beloved by the yacht set.
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