Updated November 8, 2022

Dream in color!

By Shana Devleschoudere
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CASAROSE, another day in paradise...


The spirit 

You may have thought you'd seen it all on the Côte d'Azur, one of the world's favorite tourist destinations and undoubtedly one of the most fantasized about. Palaces, charming inns, guesthouses, starred and unstarred addresses. Doped up with charm, innovation and positive energy, CASAROSE is part of this new trend for feel-good hotels, somewhere between a seaside resort, a design boutique-hotel and a place to live that's at once leisure, a business hub and a trendy bar-lounge-restaurant. And a showcase for local arts and crafts.

Jean-Christophe Larose (CEO of Groupe Cardinal) wanted to create an atypical place where families can relax, play sports and, for businesses, welcome their customers. Here, service, friendliness and conviviality are cardinal values.

There's something joyful about CASAROSE, which is loosely based on the elegant casualness of the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel on L.A.'s Sunset Boulevard. Unless, that is, we're looking at North Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs in the 1960s.

Between golf greens and tennis courts, we lounged by a blue lagoon pool and, in the evening, celebrated the night with music and a cocktail in hand... A handful of decades later, the festive casual chic atmosphere still works. There's nothing regressive about it, just the desire for a modernized vintage dream.

The idea

Mixing retro Californian style with contemporary French hotel codes, inspired by the Côte d'Azur. Luxury? Of course, it's present in this 21st-century 4-star. But it's lived without ostentation, chic and cool, inside and out.

CASAROSE is an intimate address. It's a hotel on a human scale, with 56 rooms and suites, all with terraces, including 32 rooms of 24 m2 and 8 Family rooms with an extra bed. Plus 6 Junior Suites of 33 m2 and 10 Suites of 36 m2. As for the hotel's bar/lounge and restaurant (featuring local produce), their ambition is to quickly become a must in the region.

Location 

Located in the mythical Bay of Cannes, on the edge of the Gulf of La Napoule and its fine sandy beaches, halfway between Monaco and Saint-Tropez, opposite the Lérins Islands. Nearby: the villages of Mougins, Grasse and its perfumes, Biot and its glassworks, Vallauris and its ceramics, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Juan- les-Pins and, of course, the city of Cannes with its world-renowned Festival and events. And inland, the Massif de L'Estérel, the Massif du Tanneron and Mont San Peyre. A privileged location combining nature, culture and idleness, land sports and a wide range of water sports.

Hôtel CASAROSE is located in the commune of Mandelieu-la-Napoule, renowned for its Sport and Nature assets. It occupies the site of the former Golf Park Hotel and is set in a beautifully landscaped garden adjacent to the famous Cannes-Mandelieu Old Course, the finest golf course in the region. Just 25 minutes from Nice-Côte-d'Azur airport. Another plus: the hotel is located on the banks of the Siagne, a wide navigable river that runs alongside the garden and empties into the Mediterranean, with a pontoon planned for 2022. The beaches of Cannes and Mandelieu-La Napoule are just 400 metres away.

And don't forget the most important thing: 300 days of sunshine a year!

The CASAROSE team is committed to short circuits, working mainly with local players - fishermen, market gardeners, florists, wine and olive oil producers. The hotel also intends to give pride of place to art and culture, echoing the intense cultural life of the hinterland, with artists from the region. We'll also be happy to guide our guests to the best places to eat and drink. From Théoule and its mythical red rock bays to the finest golf courses, art galleries and other attractions to discover. And we offer our guests the possibility of renting bicycles and electric cars to get around smoothly.

Architecture and decoration

Architects Laurent Boggio (BBC Architectes) and Eric Boyer (le Byr Studio) wanted to preserve the general structure of the former Golf Park Hotel, as well as some of its older architectural features, while completely renovating the existing buildings. These were brought up to today's most demanding standards in terms of comfort, hygiene, safety and eco-responsibility, with a view to optimizing energy consumption.

It's a white-walled building with many colorful loggia terraces, cocoon nooks and crannies, patios and semi-covered passageways. In short, it's a particularly pleasant place to live. Even and especially in summer.

The decor was designed by François Dumas (Atelier 55). It favors color, light and design of today and yesteryear. The decor is freely inspired by the energetic, libertarian spirit of the 60s and 70s on the Californian or French Riviera. We love this blend of modernity and vintage elegance, accentuated by the reuse of the renovated hotel's original furniture and by contemporary furnishings specially created for the premises, mixed with pieces by designers from the 1950s-1960s and creations by local artisans, such as ceramics from Vallauris and glassware from Biot, highlighting the region's cultural heritage.

Each room or suite comes in a range of acidic pastel colors. The same color scheme for each room, even on the walls of the loggia terrace. Lemon yellow, lagoon blue, fuchsia pink, mechanical orange, grass green. Against a backdrop of pixelated XXL lifestyle photos, Daniel Buren-style wall stripes, sandblasted floors, colored concrete screens and giant potted cacti. In the garden and by the pool, wooden furniture and Matégot-type furniture in white perforated metal, typical of the Côte d'Azur.

It's this freedom that creates the charm...

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