“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to St. Tropez!”
- DJ Jack E
During summer Saint Tropez is the center of the world, and at night Les Caves du Roy is the center of Saint Tropez. The names Hotel Byblos and Les Caves du Roy are woven into the history of St. Trop. The exquisite resort hotel, the first of its kind to be constructed in what was then a Mediterranean fishing village, and its nightclub, which is one of the world’s most exclusive, are iconic symbols of the casual glamour for which the town of Saint Tropez has become known throughout the world.
An exceptional summer season is already underway at this glittering jewel of the French Riviera, which has been attracting a star-studded clientele since its inception in 1979. Every year, celebrities as diverse as Claudia Schiffer and Jay-Z flock to Les Caves du Roy, looking for a chance to relax and let loose safe from the prying eyes of the paparazzi, their privacy ensured by the club’s crack personal security team.
Already one of the of the world’s most exclusive nightclubs, Les Caves du Roy returns this year fresh from the first complete overhaul in its history. Celebrity clients, for whom the club is both a plush sanctuary and luxurious playground, can rest assured that none of the unique glamour or timeless style has been lost. The famous palm trees still preside over the dance floor, reinvigorated with new touches of copper, resin and glass, with beaten copper warming the ambience of the bar areas. Les Caves regulars will recognize other trademarks features: lush VIP booths embroidered with the Byblos insignia and oriental styling nestling beneath baroque towers adorned with gold brocade, the women are the most beautiful in the world and the percussive popping of champagne corks remains the heartbeat of this fabled nightspot.
The club has been redesigned with state-of-the-art environmentally friendly materials and a new LED-lighting effects system, which complement the complete renovation of the sound system and make Les Caves du Roy a world class dance venue worthy of renowned resident DJ Jack E. Presenting an eclectic and constantly evolving set that is guaranteed to get even the most chic and super-cool out of their padded leather seat, DJ Jack E has become as almost mythical as the club itself. Completing an all-star line-up, and bringing his unique mix of Electro, Latin, Afro, Soul and Disco to Les Caves du Roy this year, is artist and accomplished musician, DJ Kris Corleone.
Legendary French businessman Sylvain Floirat bought Hotel Byblos in 1967, and after his death in 1993, control of the family’s business empire passed to his grandson in 2000. By 2006, Antoine Chevanne, Sylvain’s great-grandson had assumed control of the dynasty and took Groupe Floirat in a new direction, focusing on luxury hospitality, charming boutique hotels and exclusive society nightclubs. In fact, marquee project Black Legend Monaco -a Monte Carlo set restaurant, bar, lounge, live music venue and nightclub- has already established itself as one of the principality’s premier nightspots since its opening in October 2009.
With its spirit of freedom and relaxed luxury, Hotel Byblos embodies the spirit of Saint Tropez. Since 1967, this great hotel and this glamorous town have evolved together organically, and this entwined destiny helps to give Hotel Byblos a sense of rarified harmony with its surroundings.
- Ben Stewart
Les Caves du Roy
Address: Avenue Paul Signac
Saint Tropez, 83990
Tel: 4 94 56 68 01
Les Caves du Roy