The greatest difficulty lies not in getting to the top, but staying there. The Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic knows this only too well, which led to it developing innovations and ploughing investment into maintaining its dazzling presence on the Croisette, as it has done now for over a century. The inauguration of the second wing, almost identical to the first that dates back to the Roaring Twenties, the building of the Cinémathèque Diane, the Petite Maison de Nicole, a shining example of fine-dining in the Med, and the Studio By Petit Vip, a kids’ club with an artistic bent, renovation work on the beach, lobby and exclusive lounges: project after project has ensued since 2010, each one more different than the last!
And developments have gathered momentum over the past few months, with the Riviera and Michèle Morgan suites added to the hotel’s two impressive penthouse apartments: The Majestic and Christian Dior suites. Le Fouquet’s Cannes, a spin-off of the famous brasserie on the Champs Elysées, has been treated to a makeover. Decked out with gilded detailing and elegant wood panelling in a combination of contemporary cool and the very best of Art Déco, the décor mirrors the inventive, refined dishes whipped up by Pierre Gagnaire, one of the world’s top chefs and the man behind the establishment’s menus for a good few years now. In other mouth-watering news, the BFire is a new concept based on wood-fire cooking led by chef Mauro Colagreco (two Michelin stars).
The latest addition to the well-being facilities here is the Spa Diane Barrière makeover. In 2017, the spa joined forces with two leading partners: Biologique Recherche and LIGNE ST-BARTH. The first is world-renowned for its pioneering Instant de Peau, a high-performance skin treatment, while the second draws on the gifts of nature to create products based on flower and fruit ingredients: tiare, lily, pineapple and papaya, to name but a few. Two very different kinds of expertise, for a 360-degree experience.