Episode 18 Hotel Legends: Provence’s Villa La Coste
On this edition of Hotel Legends, Melissa sits down with Paddy McKillen, the mastermind behind the 28 suite boutique hotel, Villa La Coste, located just outside Aix-en-Provence in the South of France. Villa La Coste sits on the grounds of the extraordinary 600-acre estate, Château La Coste, where you will also find an open-air contemporary art museum and winery. Learn how Paddy went from working at his parent’s motor repair company in West Belfast to transforming a 300-year-old winery in the South of France into a wine estate and contemporary art park with a boutique 5-star hotel. The property is a labor of love – a product of Paddy’s passion for art and architecture and thoughtful collaboration with his closest friends, who also happen to be some of the world’s most renowned artists. Throughout their conversation, Paddy shares his tips for exploring the one-of-a-kind property adorned with art from the likes of Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando, and Louise Bourgeois, as well as upcoming exhibitions guests can look forward to in 2023!
Plus, this week on destination hacks: everything you need to know about the art scene in Provence!
Tune in live: January 19, 2023 at 12 p.m. ET