Haaïtza: Hotel in Pyla
In Pyla-sur-mer, the Haaïtza hotel is reborn under the direction of Philippe Starck.
Haïtza means “rock” in Basque
A few steps away from the Dune du Pyla, down the street leading to the La Coorniche hotel, the Techoueyres couple opened their second address.
This establishment was an emblematic hotel in the Arcachon Bay built by Louis Gaume, which had its hour of glory in the 1930s, and then closed in 2002. The neo-Basque style hotel was completely redesigned and transformed in collaboration with the designer Philippe Starck in an ethnic and convivial mood. Here the aim was to give the place its former splendor back through a contemporary and playful approach to design. The hotel is unique and offers visitors with an invitation to travel throughout its various spaces. The large lounge is a throwback to a trip to Africa, the bar evokes a South American vibe with its vibrant colors, and the reception is like a contemporary art gallery with LumiSheet message panels and stained glass windows signed by Ara Starck. It’s eclectic, fresh, timeless, and balanced; it’s like nothing else you’ve ever seen, it’s Starck.
The hotel has 38 rooms including 7 suites and an apartment on the top floor. The rooms are decorated in a unique Starck style: white tones, light wood panelling, cheeky mirrors on the ceiling, touches of stainless steel, braided rope chairs, warm lighting, grey marble, glass walls and Italian-style showers.
The hotel has a gourmet restaurant, the Skiff Club (2 stars in the Michelin Guide) run by Michelin-starred chef Stéphane Carrade, a brasserie-style café, a bar, and a pastry shop under the leadership of chef Antony Prunet. All of this is accompanied by a boutique, a Ren spa, a fitness area, a David Lucas hairdressing salon, and a swimming pool covered by a glass roof that opens up when the weather permits.
Haaïtza is a timeless indulgence.
We love Haaïtza for:
Decoration by Philippe Starck
Hairdressing salon, Boutique
Double room from 230 € per night during low season.