Katara Hospitality recently unveiled the legendary Carlton Cannes.  

The ribbon-cutting opening ceremony took place in presence of several top officials from Katara Hospitality led by Deputy Chairman HE Engineer Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah, CEO Nasser Matar AlKawari and Ambassador of the State of Qatar to France, HE Sheikh Ali Bin Jassim Al Thani.

Katara Hospitality CEO Nasser Matar AlKawari said they are honoured to witness the opening ceremony of the Carlton Cannes, as it revives the property’s prestigious past while marking a new step forward in the region’s long tradition of hospitality. He said that Katara Hospitality is renowned for creating landmark hospitality gems that enhance the tourism landscape in the markets they operate.

Cérémonie d’ouverture Carlton Cannes, A Regent Hotel

According to IHG EMEAA Regional CEO Kenneth Macpherson, the opening of the Carlton Cannes is a landmark day in Regent’s 50-year history and an exciting addition to IHG’s Luxury & Lifestyle Collection.

General Manager Giuseppe Vincelli said they are thrilled to reopen the doors of the wonderful building and welcome guests.

The Carlton Cannes building is now a stunning blend of heritage and modernity. This beauty of contrasts, says Vincelli, has been their leitmotiv. The hotel mirrors the timeless Riviera elegance and the effervescence of the world-leading festivals in the city – it creates a journey from the Croisette’s blissful hubbub to the ultimate sanctuary underpinned by true Regent service.

The jewel of the Côte d’Azur

The epitome of elegance and the Grande Dame of Cannes’ hotel scene, the property’s majestic Belle Epoque façade – framed by twin domes – has been restored. With 332 rooms and suites – 72 of which have a sea view – and 37 branded residences, the hotel has been reimagined by acclaimed French interior designer Tristan Auer, famed for his careful-yet-bold approach to heritage buildings and bespoke work for the likes of Cartier.

The two-year grand-scale renovation skillfully preserved the hotel’s historic features including its legendary façade. The addition of two striking wings envelops the rear of the property. This created an enclosed garden landscaped with plants and flowers, peristyle alcoves, sleek sunbathing decks, handcrafted cabanas and the largest hotel infinity pool in Cannes. In addition, the hotel also has a brand new 900 fitness and spa complex – The C Club – which includes a full-size boxing ring and a state-of-the-art gym, Yoga and Pilates studio.

Carlton Cannes, the reborn icon of the Riviera

Carlton Cannes, A Regent Hotel is one of the very few landmark hotels recognisable from a plane. The commanding silhouette stands as its own beachfront city block, overlooking the prestigious beachfront promenade, La Croisette. Located in the beating heart of the Cote d’Azur, Carlton Cannes, A Regent Hotel offers decadent surroundings complemented by indulgent guest experiences.

Amidst the unexpected harmony of Tristan Auer’s visionary design, guests will connect over uplifting curated moments, inspired by the beauty of contrasts where heritage meets modernity. Auer’s scheme seamlessly combines bold, contrasting contemporary installations with the historic fabric of the building.

Sleep and dream

Carlton Cannes, a Regent Hotel has 332 luxurious rooms and suites, many with breathtaking views of the shimmering Mediterranean. Bay windows adorning multiple floors create perfect personal havens where guests can immerse in the depth of the view. Balconies, spacious terraces atop the new peristyle walkways in the courtyard garden and a restored balcony on top of the hotel’s iconic front porch, allowed guests to enjoy the vista from the privacy of their suite, with refreshments menus curated especially for that moment. Each room and suite contains a Refreshment Gallery featuring food and drink items, many of which are complimentary.

Iconic suites

The seventh floor of the hotel has four signature suites, dutifully named to celebrate the legacy of the property. These include The Katara Suite which pays tribute to the hotel’s thoughtful custodians; in addition to The Grace Kelly Suite, The Cary Grant Suite and The Kirk Douglas Suite.

On the sixth floor is The Alfred Hitchcock Suite, the room where the famous scene between Grace Kelly and Cary Grant in the movie, To Catch a Thief was filmed. In the other tower on the same floor, The Suzanne Lenglen Suite pays tribute to the eponymous tennis legend, who famously played the Match of the Century at the hotel in 1926 – spreading the love for clay courts, which started here, leading the way for Roland Garros to become the only Grand Slam tournament played on clay.

Exclusive residences

One of the grandest additions to the hotel is the 37 elegantly designed residences, located in the two new wings. Ranging from 85 to 500 square metres, the residences were meticulously designed as lavish Mediterranean homes, with all the amenities for extended stays and access to all of the hotel’s services. On the top floor is an exclusive 1,000-square metre penthouse, with a grand 500-square metre of living space topped by a private landscaped rooftop and its own private jacuzzi.

Opulent dining

Carlton Cannes, A Regent Hotel has three restaurants, three bars, a Tea Lounge and a Cigar Lounge all curated to provide a palette of experiences to wow even the most discerning of guests. it also has a subterranean Conference Centre measuring 1,800 square metres.

In addition to the Conference Centre, the Grand Salon has been painstakingly restored to create luxury spaces with direct views of the sea and the garden, and bold chandeliers crafted by artisans who also worked on the Palace of Versailles.

The Regent Touch

The opening of Carlton Cannes, A Regent Hotel is an exciting addition to IHG’s growing luxury and lifestyle portfolio, which includes iconic properties in destinations such as Hong Kong, London, New York, Dubai, Paris and Singapore. Guests will have access to a best-in-class loyalty programme, IHG One Rewards, which is centred around guests – giving them richer benefits and more ways to earn than ever before, all powered by leading technology on its new mobile app.

Carlton Cannes, A Regent Hotel will join Regent Chongqing, Regent Shanghai, Regent Phu Quoc and the soon-to-open Regent Hong Kong in crafting the most refined experiences for modern trendsetters.

This opening is also set to be closely followed by Regent Bali and Regent Shanghai On The Bund in late 2023.

Rooms with panoramic sea views start from €1,200 per night.

For more information on Carlton Cannes, A Regent Hotel or to book a stay, visit ihg.com

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