Reynald Lapitz helmed the recent £84m refurbishment of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge. He’s now running John Caudwell’s luxury property business on the French Riviera, including transforming the historic Hôtel Le Provençal into super-prime resi.
Top-end estate agency Beauchamp is re-opening its London and international offices after Coronavirus lockdowns, and has ranked the “detail and quantity of procedures” for Covid-19 safeguarding in each of its country locations: Israel is the most “comprehensive and stringent”, followed by Greece then France. The UK and USA currently offer relatively less in the way of guidance and/or regulation.
Described by agents as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’, the only private estate on the Île Sainte-Marguerite – where the infamous ‘Man in the Iron Mask’ was held during the 17th century – has been listed for sale on the open market.