Now the newly-restored grand palace is again a magnet for elite international guests; convenient for attending such star-studded international events as the Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes Film Festival yet discreetly secluded in its own manicured Mediterranean estate.
Celebrated for world-class cuisine and unique luxury and elegance, Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat is just a 25-minute drive from Monaco, 50 minutes from Cannes and 30-minutes from Nice International Airport for frequent international flight connections.
Reopening is therefore especially timely this springtime as the South of France becomes a celebrity Mecca hosting Europe's premier social highlights of the year.
Monaco hosts the "jewel of the Formula One crown" attracting the world's rich and famous and most renowned super yachts from May 13-16.
At the same time, the 63rd annual Cannes Film Festival is the epicentre of the worlds film industry from May 12-23, as movie stars and film producers descend to launch and distribute the latest movies.
Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat is not surprisingly a premier address for those attending these world-class events.
Over the past one hundred years illustrious guests have included the novelist Somerset Maugham, Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, Aristotle Onassis, Picasso, David Niven, Paul McCartney and Frank Sinatra.
Today, that tradition continues at Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat with re-opening following expansion styled by internationally acclaimed designer Pierre-Yves Rochon.
Along with a new wing is a world class destination spa and new La Véranda restaurant complementing redesign of famed Michelin star Restaurant Le Cap, renowned for one of the worlds most spectacular wine collections, now opening onto a terrace with breathtaking views over the Mediterranean.
Deluxe suites include the Pine View, with a delightful terrace overlooking a pine grove and the hotel gardens, suites with private swimming pools, and the truly magnificent, one of a kind Roof Top Suite sumptuously decorated by architect Alberto Pinto, with panoramic views over the Mediterranean from its grandiose terrace.
The penthouse Cocteau Suite has an enormous 110m² terrace with stunning views over the Mediterranean from Nice to Monaco.
Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat is a member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World.
Hotel Profile: Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat