Archive for June, 2015

Stay in Vogue Style at Villazzo

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Our luxury villas are often the backdrop for photo shoots for the top fashion and lifestyle magazines. After an exhaustive search, Russian Vogue chose the stunning Villa Contenta on exclusive Palm Island in Miami Beach for a fashion editorial in this month’s June edition.

Villazzo President and Founder Christian Jagodzinski personally welcomed the Australian model and lifestyle icon as well as Vogue’s crew of photographers, stylists, editors and assistants who stayed at Villa Contenta during the two-day shoot. An international jetsetter herself, Elle felt right at home at the opulent villa with its gracious rooms and spectacular outdoors spaces.

We hand-pick only the top ten villas in the destinations we serve, Miami, Aspen and Saint-Tropez. Within our collection are villas of many different architectural styles and layouts, so you can select the one that matches your own personal esthetic. Whether you choose sleek, modern, classic or exotic, we can cater to every style.


Looking out over magical water views across Biscayne Bay, this sprawling 11,000 sq ft property offers genuine old world Spanish Colonial style combined with fully self-catering modern comfort. Only five minutes away from South Beach this 6-bedroom hotel includes a master bedroom with a walk-through dressing room and a bathroom with an open-sided shower. Enjoy the beach volleyball court and a state-of-the-art gym before lounging alongside the majestic 130 ft heated pool with a Jacuzzi, swim-in grotto and waterfall. Watch fantastic sunsets from the private dock and floating deck and dine on the beautiful terrace equipped with a bar, fridge and barbecue. A grand piano, a pool table, a movie theater and a bar ensure a great ending to a perfect vacation day.


With 5-Star VillaHotel Service: From $13,999 / night
(3 night minimum stay)


Sunset Island is the home to this sumptuous 6 king-size-bedroom VillaHotel, with Moroccan and Indian architecture and decor running throughout the house and outside area. Individual in style, modern and relaxed, Jasmine will sweep you away with its array of ornate furnishings, arched windows, and warm color palette. Enjoy your own private oasis complete with a stunning mosaic fountain and a geometric swimming pool surrounded by a spectacular display of lush vegetation. Ideal for indoor and outdoor entertaining, this villa features a Hookah room and a home theater and a roof-top Jacuzzi that allows for the most exquisite views of the Miami skyline.


With 5-Star VillaHotel Service: From $10,599 / night
(3 night minimum stay)  

A home of singular luxury, this contemporary 4-bedroom villa is a nod to elegance. Wrapped by floor to ceiling glass windows, the abundance of lighting gives this villa an amazing sense of space and its open-plan living is striking in its white décor and sleek furnishings. Clever in design from every standpoint, Melissa offers four bedrooms of spare sophistication, a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a fantastic outdoor dining area. The serene Koi pond helps set the tone of a relaxing stay. You will enjoy unparalleled views of Miami Beach, home to a renowned shopping, dining and clubbing scene. But you might just want to lounge your vacation days away in grand style in the indoor hot tub overlooking the water or by your own private infinity pool.


With 5-Star VillaHotel Service: From $7,099 / night
(3 night minimum stay)

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Our Founder’s guide to his favorite St. Tropez hotspots

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

It goes without saying that Villazzo Founder and CEO, Christian Jagodzinski, has been jet-setting to many different places in the world. Yet, he keeps coming back to Saint-Tropez, not only because of his various business interests there, but also for the beautiful weather (and people!), great restaurants and hot nightlife. We asked him to share his favorite places to hang out, dine, drink and party in this tiny coastal town. Here’s the scoop from someone who really knows the scene.

“Your typical vacation day in Saint-Tropez can be divided into three parts— late lunch, late dinner and late night clubbing.”

Daytime hotspots (from 2pm to 8:30pm)

nikki-beach

“Back in the days when I first came to St. Tropez, we still had “La Voile Rouge” with their famous daytime parties and champagne spraying. The owner has since passed away, and the “in” crowd has moved elsewhere: Mainly to Nikki Beach, and more recently also to Bagatelle.

bagatelle

Nikki Beach is still my favorite – it is larger, has a pool as an attractive centerpiece, and better service. Bagatelle is smaller and more intimate, and attracts people that know their staff from the New York original.

Both Nikki Beach and Bagatelle are not just restaurants or beaches; they both live off a party scene popular with the rich and beautiful. Come for late lunch (rarely before 3pm), and be prepared to be hit by champagne showers after 6pm… or arrange them yourself if you dare.

At Nikki Beach, my favorites are their daily fresh seafood specials, their large sushi boats, or the “classic” chicken satay, with various chilled glasses of Chateau Minuty’s Rosé et Or. Be sure to try the Pistachio Tiramisu – my favorite dessert in all of St. Tropez.

Of course, there is also the famous “Club 55” without which no visit to St. Tropez would be complete. There’s no loud music or Champagne spraying there – but great fish and the “incontournable” (= must have) vegetable platters for the whole table.

Dinner

brasserie

Brasserie des Arts has re-started the “dine with a DJ” experience after famous “Villa Romana” lost a little bit of appeal due to stricter noise ordinances. Go to dinner just before 11pm – and by midnight you’ll sit amidst loud club music, with the first diners dancing on the tables! Open until 3am every night.

lopera

Newcomer L’Opéra is equally attractive – located at the port with great views from the terrace of yachts moored in the harbor. Old Nikki Beach management has turned this old Café into the latest night hot spot – with reservations being extremely difficult in the high season. L’Opera features nightly shows with flame throwers, exotic dancers and violin players.”

villaromana

“In a garden of colored lights and over-the-top décor, classic Villa Romana pairs authentic Italian cuisine and serious partying. Order the famous rum cocktail to go with your wood-fired truffle pizza. It’s the priciest of the three, but hey, if you’re still looking at prices, then St Tropez is not the right place for you. I (and other friends) find it less attractive now that they have to turn the music down at 12:30am already as they do not have an automatically closing roof like the competitors.”

banh-hoi

“Banh Hoi is a hidden gem of a restaurant down a charming lane away from the bustling port area. The menu showcases Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Dishes to try include tuna tartare, pork sushi, crispy thin pancakes filled with shrimp, and a red or yellow Thai curry with the most amazing coconut rice.”

Nightclubs

lescaves

“There are only three nightclubs in St. Tropez: Caves du Roy, VIP Room, and Papagayos. The latter has become the meeting point for teenagers coming with their parents, so that’s not for me. My favorite is still the oldest, most reputable of the three: Caves du Roy in Hotel Byblos. Even with its 70s décor, it remains a chic club and “the” place to be seen for late night dancing and pre-dawn partying. Famous DJ Jack E with his “Welcome to St. Tropez” interjections knows how to get everyone dancing. The most lavish of the party-goers will end up in ordering wars over the 38,000 Euro “Mathusalem” sized Cristal bottles.

viproom

The VIP Room is the alternative option for serious clubbing – with a more contemporary style and a slightly younger crowd. Large video screens and live performances amidst a turning dance floor are simply electric. Modern Mediterranean and Italian cuisine is on offer throughout the night just outside the club, but whatever fuels you, you better be dressed to the nines and ready to dance.”

Christian has also handpicked his Top 10 selection of luxury villas in every price range for you. Trust him for his picks!

Indulge in the Hot Scene of St. Tropez

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Saint-Tropez season is just starting to heat up. Reserve your escape to the most exclusive destination in Europe with Villazzo and indulge in our unforgettable “Summer Delight” package. 

 

Revel in the jet-set lifestyle of Saint-Tropez when you book a minimum of 14 nights at Villa Victoria, Villa Margot or Villa Maggie with VillaHotel service this summer. Villazzo will treat you to

to indulge in the hot scene at our favorite, hand-picked destinations in Saint-Tropez.

Nikki Beach isn’t just a restaurant; it’s a scene. Villazzo’s founder is a partner of this hot-spot so count on you and your friends being pampered with VIP treatment while enjoying poolside drinks and an amazing sunset view. Don’t miss guest DJ superstar Bob Sinclar on August 15 playing the best dance and house music. Enjoy a long, late lunch, order sushi and fresh seafood or the famous chicken satay, with a chilled glass of Côtes de Provence rosé to wash it down. End your day by  spraying cases of Champagne during the daily “Sunset Party” from 6pm to sunset.

Located on the popular Place des Lices in the heart of town, this is the place to dine and party in Saint-Tropez. Join the hip & beautiful dinner crowd and indulge in lamb chops with goat cheese, scallops, or lobster salad. The desserts are delicious. As the night deepens, the music gets louder and the champagne flows. Don’t be surprised if you are dancing on tables by the end of the night!

Located in the Hôtel Byblos, this cavernous and chic club is the place to be seen for late night dancing and pre-dawn partying. Join the lively crowd for an unforgettable night of music and dancing with famous DJ Jack E. End the night in dazzling style with some “Mathusalem” Roederer Cristal champagne for 38,000 € a bottle if you so desire to keep up with the Arab sheikhs.

Victoria

An 8 bedroom palatial villa located directly on the water. Villa Victoria boasts an expansive swimming pool, outdoor bar, barbeque, and dining areas, and captivating fountains, garden paths, and terraces. The interior is airy and open, blending classical décor with hints of modern, Asian sensibilities. A well-appointed gourmet kitchen and dining area offers luxurious entertaining, while large, comfortable bedrooms and spa-inspired en-suite bathrooms pamper guests. Arrive by helicopter directly from the sea into your backyard.

Villa Only: 48,300 € – 51,800 € / week
With 3-Star VillaHotel Service: From 8,000 € / night
With 4-Star VillaHotel Service: From 9,600 € / night
With 5-Star VillaHotel Service: From 11,129 € / night

Margot

8 bedroom minimalist contemporary near Escalet Beach. Majestically set onto the highest hilltop in its surroundings, Villa Margot is a masterpiece with private, well-manicured grounds giving way to a spectacular vanishing-edge pool, covered terrace, and outdoor living and dining areas, with a view to die for. Inside, find an open floor plan, exquisite gourmet kitchen, dining room for 18 guests, and comfortable living and lounging areas.

Villa Only: 65,100 € – 69,300 € / week
With 3-Star VillaHotel Service: From 10,600 € / night
With 4-Star VillaHotel Service: From 12,300 € / night
With 5-Star VillaHotel Service: From 13,929 € / night

A 5 bedroom villa that truly captures the personality of Saint-Tropez. At Villa Maggie you have your own private swimming pool and a gorgeous outdoor patio overlooking the pristine waters and lush foliage of Saint-Tropez, steps away from the vibrant port. The soft white furniture and five elegantly crafted bedrooms compliment the vibrant greens and blues that make Saint-Tropez one of the most beautiful locations in the French Riviera. A modern masterpiece walking distance to town is a rare find in Saint-Tropez.

Villa Only: 39,200 € – 48,300 € / week
With 3-Star VillaHotel Service: From 7,400 € / night
With 4-Star VillaHotel Service: From 8,700 € / night
With 5-Star VillaHotel Service: From 10,029 € / night

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