Bubbly at Byblos


The Byblos hotel, designed as a Mediterranean village amidst the heart of Saint-Tropez, has been the destination of choice for haute travelers in the South of France for the past 41 years. The hotel have been celebrating its fourth decade with an overhaul and an upgrade of the wondrous luxuries contained within their exclusive enclave.

The legendary resort commemorated its 40th anniversary with the launch of a new sensorial experience found nowhere else in the globe, which ideally complemented the style and level of sophistication of this hotel masterpiece. Originally, most discerning travelers assumed that this celebration would culminate with the introduction of the new Byblos Spa by Sisley Cosmetics, which opened in 2007. But it seems that the celebration has not stopped yet.

This year, in honor of its 41st birthday, Byblos has announced that it will be selling 10 extremely limited-edition $150,000 wood and leather caskets containing an oversized bottle of Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque Champagne and a Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry set.  The casket is available in the hotel’s exclusive club, Les Caves du Roy, which is oft frequented by the world’s A-list celebrities, socialites, and party-loving dignitaries. The handcrafted leather and wood casket contains a Salmanazar of the vintage 1999 Belle Époque, which is 9 liters or the equivalent of 12 standard bottles. The bottle is being hailed as a work of art, as it is signed by one of the masters of Art Nouveau.

In addition to the Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry set, which is designed to resemble the Anemone, the flower that adorns the Belle Époque bottle, there are four hand-decorated champagne glasses in the casket.

Via Luxist