Things are heating up on La Croisette in Cannes. The world’s most famous film festival is just days away, and the city’s glamorous hotels, restaurants, and bars are getting dolled up for all the starlets and film fans who will descend upon the French Riviera from May 11- 22. Chief among these is the Majestic Barrière, which hosted the opening reception at last year’s festival. With stellar facilities and service, coupled with a choice address on La Croisette near the Palais des Festivals, the luxury hotel has been booked solid for several months. And rest assured there will be plenty of stars from the cinema world on the guest list. Last year, Majestic Barrière welcomed Marion Cotillard, Guillaume Canet, Johnny Depp, Vanessa Paradis and Will Smith. Needless to say, if your clients are looking for digs for the 65th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in 2012, book now.
The film festival is a real boon for the local economy. In only 12 days, the palace hotel will produce 15% of its annual turnover. Get a load of the statistics. During the festival, the hotel takes bookings for a total of 4,200 nights, serves 25,000 meals, uncorks at least 15,000 bottles of champagne, buys 350 kilos of foie gras and 800 kilos of seafood, and churns out 250 kilos of chocolate from the kitchen.
Read our review of the recent renovations at the property, and details on the top-floor Majestic Suite, here.