What’s New at the Majestic Barrière in Cannes

(Hotel Majestic Barrière Cannes)

All eyes are on Cannes right now as star celebrities hit La Croisette to walk the red carpet at the world famous film festival. What fashionable frocks are the Hollywood A-listers wearing in the south of France? Where are the most glamorous parties? And which film will nab the prestigious palme d’or? Much of the action takes place at the city’s renowned luxury hotels like the Hôtels Barrière Le Majestic Cannes, which has a prime position smack dab in the middle of La Croisette, across from the Palais des Festivals.

What’s new at this legendary establishment this year?

During the Majestic’s annual closure, the facilities were modernized and new service offerings added. Fouquet’s Cannes, the southern outpost of the famous Parisian brasserie, underwent a full renovation, just as the lobby and public spaces did in 2016. This makeover was overseen by EDO, Alexandre Danan's architecture studio, in a mélange of Art Deco and contemporary styles. Change is also afoot at the hotel’s Spa Diane Barrière, now showcasing a partnership with the prestigious French brand Biologique Recherche, a cult favorite whose products aren’t even available online. Also new: treatments with products by the Ligne Saint-Barth.

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Last but not least: The Majestic Barrière has opened two new Prestige Suites, dressed in elegant gray tones like the ensemble of the all newly refurbished rooms.

Traveling to Cannes this summer? Mark your calendars. The PLAY Restaurant & Lounge, one of the most popular hang-outs in Dubai, will be setting up an ephemeral pop-up location at the Majestic Barrière during the months of July and August.

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The first phase of enhancements will include an expanded hydroponic farm, solar array and water treatment plant. Next is a new spa and golf course.