28.06.19 - Architecture

Lily of the Valley, hotel, La Croix Valmer

The WHM group, chaired by the entrepreneur Alain Weill, called upon Philippe Starck to imagine a paradise on earth, a haven of well-being, calm and soothing, where man and nature find themselves in harmony.

 

Located in La Croix Valmer, in this mythical region, Lily of the Valley is nestled in the hills of the St Tropez peninsula, overlooking the beaches of Gigaro. Its architecture, entirely imagined by Philippe Starck, is inspired by both Californian villas and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and its original concept combines the best of the French art de vivrewith a top-of-the-range wellness village. Lily of the Valley is a destination in its own right.

 

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 so designed them 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. 

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.” Ph.S 

 

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.

 

A dream of nature, well-being and freedom suspended over the Mediterranean.