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Maritime decor and a special exclusive anniversary plate – Villeroy & Boch designs table settings for the legendary Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the Côte d‘Azur

Press Release   •   Jan 07, 2016 10:13 GMT

High-quality tableware with special decorative designs – With the Special Design creative design service the Hotel & Restaurant Division at Villeroy & Boch can meet individual customer decoration needs for plates, glasses, cutlery and accessories. The food at some of the best hotels and restaurants in the world is served on Special Design crockery from Villeroy & Boch. The international references now also include the legendary Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes on the French Riviera.

Villeroy & Boch developed new decorative designs for the restaurants and room service at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc to reflect the maritime flair of the facilities. Inspired by typical maritime and seafaring motifs, selected items from the hotel crockery series Universal, Corpo and Stella Hotel help provide a subtle decor in expressive blue and green. Both decors use the Eden-Roc "lifesaver-logo" in traditional red-white at the upper edge of the plate. The decor with blue waves is used in the crockery served on the impressive terrace directly by the sea, the green decor designed to resemble thick ropes is used on the crockery in the Les Cabanes restaurant. A reserved floral decor was also designed especially for the room service, which has elegant red-white-gold colour designs.

The highlight is the anniversary plate, designed to celebrate the 100th birthday of the hotel: The lifesaver that dominates the Eden-Roc logo was stylishly designed and placed in a geometric pattern on the edge of the plate – elegantly surrounded by thin, golden fillets. The result is an extremely fine and delicate decor that covers the complete edge. The combination of the gold and white emphasizes the nobility of the porcelain. A special eye-catcher is in the centre of the plate: The Eden-Roc logo completely in gold.

About the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

The "Villa Soleil" – the original name – was built as a private residence for artists and writers in 1863. In 1870 the building opened its gates as a hotel. After changing hands several times, the Italian hotel manager Antoine Sella bought the run-down hotel and opened it as the Hotel du Cap after extensive renovations in January 1889. The international high society soon discovered the place: Marlene Dietrich, Pablo Picasso, Edward VIII. and Wallis Simpson are just a few of the celebrity guests. In 1914, the Eden-Roc Pavilion was built on the cliffs at the lower end of the maritime park. Since then, the Hotel du Cap and the Eden-Roc Pavilion have formed a single entity. In 1969, Rudolf-August Oetker bought the hotel and since 2012 it has belonged to Oetker Hotel Management Group. Before celebrating its 100th birthday in 2014 the estate needed to be modernized once again. Today, the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc is a popular vacation spot on the Côte d‘Azur, particularly in summer when international grandees from politics, business and film come to stay.

Villeroy & Boch:

Villeroy & Boch is one of the world's leading premium brands for ceramic products. The family business, which was founded in 1748 and is headquartered in Mettlach/Germany, stands for innovation, tradition and exceptional style. As a renowned lifestyle brand, Villeroy & Boch offers products from the sectors Bathroom and Wellness and Tableware, and is active in 125 countries.

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