The arrival of the Anantara Plaza Nice hotel, a rejuvenated 19th-century architectural gem located on Nice’s seafront, marks the triumphant return of one of the most storied hotels on the Côte d’Azur. And with it, the continuation of Anantara’s European expansion. The hotel, which boasts impressive views of the iconic Promenade des Anglais, opens its doors after two years of renovation to recover its Belle Époque splendor.
Do you want to know all the details of this spectacular opening? Keep reading!
The characteristics of the Anantara Plaza Nice building
Centrally located at the city’s Plaza de Oro entrance, the Anantara Plaza Nice hotel has exclusive views overlooking the Albert 1er Gardens. It has been remodeled with 151 rooms, including 38 suites, many with terraces and balconies facing the sea. But in addition, the remarkable 175-year-old building has a new Anantara Spa. And in addition, a conference space with six meeting rooms, a ballroom, and an elegant rooftop bar-restaurant with an unrivaled panoramic view of the Bay of Angels and Old Nice.
A consortium of architects, including the award-winning David Collins Studio, local architect Jean-Paul Gomis and TBC Studio, have designed the sophisticated interiors. There, old-world elegance meets contemporary luxury. The design pays homage to the neoclassical style of the original hotel, which opened in 1848 as Nice’s first luxury hotel. But with modern styles that update the image of the heritage building on Avenue de Verdun in Nice.
Rooms in the purest style of the French Riviera
Inspired by the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and the golden age of the Côte d’Azur, the rooms and suites at the Anantara Plaza Nice hotel combine comfortable sophistication with signature Anantara touches. With views of the sea or the manicured gardens, the marble-clad interiors are decorated in pastel shades. Also, rich Mediterranean textures create a calm atmosphere, with subtle touches of wood and gold that stimulate the senses.
To experience Nice in true French Riviera style, guests can book the Baie des Anges Signature Suite. Fifty-four square meters, a spacious living room, a kitchenette, and a panoramic terrace overlooking the world-famous Bay of Angels.
In addition, the hotel has its Presidential Suite of 75 square meters located on the 5th floor. It is an elegant space with impressive views of the bay from its cozy terrace designed for sunbathing and holding private parties. A Mediterranean gastronomy with dream views.
Exclusive restaurants in a unique environment
Situated on the iconic rooftop, SEEN by Olivier, the hotel’s most iconic restaurant offers a perfect blend of city glamor and contemporary Mediterranean cuisine. It comes from the hand of the Portuguese chef Olivier da Costa. Like its trendy restaurants in Lisbon, Sao Paulo, and Bangkok, the new SEEN in Nice combines stunning views with imaginative and original cocktails. On the other hand, there are also gastronomic discoveries ranging from Niçoise specialities, subtly scented with black truffles from the village of Le Rouret, to salty sea urchins and oysters from local waters. With a fresh and seductive atmosphere, the restaurant offers 360° views of the city and the Baie des Anges. All this, both at indoor and outdoor tables.
On the other hand, Les Colonnades is a glamorous caviar and champagne lounge. With indigenous flavors and a décor inspired by the tropical gardens of Nice and the sea, fresh seafood is served along with light appetizers, local food, and wine. In the afternoon, the exclusive Afternoon Tea à la Niçoise will transport guests to a glamorous bygone era.
A varied proposal of activities to immerse yourself in the culture of Nice
Nice is an ideal destination for all times of the year. And also, the nearby French Riviera resorts of St Tropez, Monaco, Cannes, and Alpes Maritimes are not without exciting activities. Making the most of its central location, the Anantara Plaza Nice hotel offers a rich program of private guest experiences. It invites travelers to explore hilltop villages, Roman-era vineyards, and little-known architectural gems.
With the full-day tour “In the footsteps of Coco Chanel,” guests will not only learn about the creative life of the iconic French designer. They will also have the opportunity to visit one of the oldest wineries in France, the Château de Cremat. Ideal for those who want to enjoy a wine tasting of Anantara’s private cuvées. And also lunch on the hills of Nice and a visit to Coco Chanel’s official residence in Nice.
For those wishing to discover the fascinating art of glassblowing in the French countryside, a classic Citroën 2 CV will pick you up at the hotel. You will then be transferred to the picturesque medieval town of Biot to learn the basics of the trade. They will be able to create their glass object – a figurine, a pendant, or a small vase – to take home with them. The experience concludes with a delicious meal in a typical village restaurant to savor the sophisticated French way of life.
Anantara Spa the most exquisite care at the hands of the best professionals
With five treatment rooms, a hammam, and a sauna, the Anantara Spa at Hotel Anantara Plaza Nice offers a refreshing retreat for the senses.
High-end marine skincare products and natural essential oils from the Grasse region. But there are also Asian therapies combined with pedicures from the famous pedicurist Bastien González, known for delicate foot care. Drawing again on nature’s restorative powers, the spa features an exclusive collection of massage oils made with essential oils from the perfume capital, Grasse.
This collection includes the “Coucher de Soleil” oil, formulated with mimosa, ginger, and other local aromatic plants. Guests can also work out in the hotel’s 24-hour gym. And with this, enjoy running sessions along the promenade or establish a plan of objectives to reach new goals. Of course, always in the hands of a personal trainer.
Nice: a multifaceted destination for guests of Anantara Plaza Nice
UNESCO recently classified the city of Nice as a winter spa town on the French Riviera. Anantara Plaza Nice will offer a selection of bespoke local adventures off the property. And also unique experiences to immerse guests in its innumerable charms.
Nice offers a vibrant nightlife on the Promenade des Anglais, a local farmers’ market on Cours Saleya. These spectacular museums honor the city’s rich artistic history and annual cultural events like the legendary Nice Jazz Festival.
The Anantara Plaza Nice hotel is also an ideal space for events. It is conveniently connected to the airport and the Acropolis Congress Center by tram or a 20-minute drive. With a total of five -new multifunctional rooms ranging from 25 to 309 square meters – most of them with natural light – the hotel can host up to 300 people for large corporate meetings or social events. With spaces for creative sessions, bespoke private dining, and rooftop weddings and celebrations, they all have direct outdoor access and spectacular views of the bay.