Cannes 5 star hotels
Cannes is one of the most popular and glamourous places to stay on the Côte d’Azur. The city is renowned internationally for its wide selection of luxury hotels, designer boutiques, and fine-dining restaurants along its famous Croisette boardwalk.
Some of the most famous luxury hotels in Cannes built in the early 20th Century include the Carlton, the Majestic, and the Martinez ; which helped turn the city into a glamorous playground for the rich and famous during the past century. We highlight some of these jewels of the French Riviera below:
Photo Credit : InterContinental Carlton
The Carlton hotel, built in 1911, is the oldest luxury hotel on la Croisette. Throughout the past century, this Grande Dame has shown that prestige and tradition could endure the passage of time. This legendary hotel features 343 rooms (including an entire floor of VIP suites), meeting rooms, and a beach club. The hotel was designed by architects Charles Dalmas and Marcellin Mayère (who designed other famous hotels on the Cote d’Azur during the 1920s).
The building is now recognized as a National Historic Building. The Hotel is currently undergoing a major renovation and is scheduled to reopen in 2023.
Photo Credit : Hotel Martinez
The beautiful Art-Deco-styled Martinez hotel welcomed its first guests in 1929. This 409-room Grand hotel has serviced as accommodations to the Stars during the annual Cannes Film Festival in May. The hotel underwent major renovation works in 2018. The redesign incorporated a chic contemporary aspect to the original Art Deco style, with a touch of inspiration from the colors and the style of the French Riviera. This redesign process was led by Parisian architect Pierre-Yves Rochon.
Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes
Photo Credit : Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes
The Majestic Hotel is another glamorous 5-Star hotel from the Roaring 20s on the Croisette (built in 1926). Given its close proximity to the Palais de Congrès, the hotel remains a favorite among film stars attending the Cannes Film Festival. The hotel boasts 257 rooms and 92 suites.
Le Grand Hotel
Photo Credit : Le Grand Hotel
Although the Le Grand Hotel was the very first 5-Star hotel built in Cannes (opening in 1864), the original edifice was town down in 1958 and a new more modern hotel built in its place. The new Le Grand Hotel has been welcoming guests since 1963 with a design considered modern at that time.
Although it commands a prime setting in the central part of La Croisette, le Grand Hotel is the only hotel on the strip with a lush beachfront garden of over 5000 square meters. With this unique setting, le Grand Hotel offers peaceful grounds for guests who desire tranquillity during their stay. The hotel has 75 rooms spread over 11 floors.
Photo Credit : JW Marriott
JW Marriot is the newest 5-Star luxury hotel built on the Croisette. This newest addition was originally built in 1992 as the Noga Hilton by the French architect Michel Delattre and became a JW Marriott in 2011. Among its unique features, this hotel is the only luxury hotel on the Croisette to have its own auditorium seating up to 820 guests, a casino, and 18 multipurpose conference rooms. The hotel has 211 rooms on six floors.
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