Introducing: Carlton Cannes, A Regent Hotel

Located in the center of the Cote d’Azur, the iconic Carlton Cannes, A Regent Hotel, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio, and owned by Katara Hospitality, recently reopened its doors. It formerly operated as the InterContinental Carlton Cannes.

The 332-key hotel has been renovated by French interior designer Tristan Auer. The two-year renovation preserved the hotel’s historic features, including its Belle Epoque façade. The addition of two wings, home to luxury residences, envelop the rear of the property; this has created an enclosed landscaped garden. Guests can also expect peristyle alcoves, sunbathing decks, handcrafted cabanas and the largest hotel infinity pool in Cannes, as well as a new 10,000-square-foot fitness and spa complex, The C Club, which includes a boxing ring, gym, yoga and Pilates studio.

Of the hotel's 332 rooms and suites, 72 of which have a sea view. Each room and suite contains a refreshment gallery featuring food and drink items, many of which are complimentary. The seventh floor of the hotel has four signature suites, including The Katara Suite, The Grace Kelly Suite, The Cary Grant Suite and The Kirk Douglas Suite. On the sixth floor is The Alfred Hitchcock Suite, which is the exact room where the kiss scene between Grace Kelly and Cary Grant in “To Catch a Thief” was filmed. In the other tower on the same floor, The Suzanne Lenglen Suite pays tribute to the tennis legend who played the “Match of the Century” at the hotel in 1926.

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The hotel has 332 rooms and suites, many of which frame views of the Mediterranean. (Carlton Cannes, A Regent Hotel)

The hotel also offers 37 residences located in the two new wings. Ranging from 915 to 5,382 square feet, the residences were designed as lavish Mediterranean homes, with all the amenities for extended stays and access to all of the hotel’s facilities and services. The uppermost floor has a 10,764-square-foot penthouse topped by a private landscaped rooftop with a private jacuzzi.

The hotel has three restaurants, three bars, a tea lounge and a cigar lounge. The Riviera Restaurant is an all-day dining destination overlooking La Croisette, serving traditional French brasserie cuisine. Launching this May just before the Cannes Film Festival, Rüya will delight diners with its take on Anatolian cuisine. The newly renovated Carlton Beach Club welcomes guests in a chic and relaxed setting, and is also available for private hire. Bar 58 will offer seasonal cocktails guided by a “farm to bar philosophy,” besides liquors, champagnes and wines served alongside light bites. At Camélia - The Tea Lounge, guests can explore teas from around the world.

The Carlton Cannes, A Regent Hotel now has a 19,375-square-foot subterranean Conference Centre. The 8,234-square-foot Croisette Salon, complete with natural daylight and a suspended living green wall, is the biggest hotel ballroom in Cannes without columns or pillars, and has direct vehicle access making it well-suited for car launches or substantial event rigging. It benefits also from an adjoining foyer of 2,809 square feet. For smaller gatherings, there are five meeting rooms ranging from 753 to 1,636 square feet. In addition to the Conference Centre, the Grand Salon has been restored to create 4,133 square feet of events space with garden and sea views.

The hotel's reopening will be closely followed by Regent Bali, Regent Shanghai On The Bund and Regent Santa Monica Beach in late 2023.

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