Where to after the Croisette? The many Radisson Blu 1835 regulars would point you in one direction. This 5-star hotel’s location is spectacular, at the foot of the Suquet on the tip of Cannes’ port, overlooking the sea and just across the Boulevard du Midi from the sandy beaches.
Over two thirds of the hotel’s rooms enjoy views of this enchanting setting, yet these views are far from being the hotel’s only selling point. Quite the reverse, the interiors here are just as spell-binding as the exteriors. Japanese designer Yoshioka studied under Issey Miyake, and oversaw the décor here with a meticulous eye, turning each and every room and suite into a contemporary, luminous haven. Uncluttered lines, utterly contemporary materials such as black concrete flooring, a palette of shades that vary from the vibrant to the muted (white, pink, violet, ivory, and grey), choice piece of furniture by Philippe Starck and modern artwork by Viallat, Maraval or Massaud, the Japanese designer has managed to fuse cosiness and purity in a refined collection of spaces.
Outside the rooms, the rest of the hotel’s spaces are just as enticing. The sundeck rooftop terrace is an incredible feat. The 360° gourmet bar and restaurant is a treat for all five senses, and the Thermes Marins de Cannes is a luxury spa with direct access to and from the hotel.
Les Thermes Marins de Cannes.
Three levels dedicated to three different treatment types. One is given over to spa treatments, including wraps (seaweed, mud, fig, seawater gel), jet sprays, and bubble or underwater massages and massage tubs, reminding us of the Mediterranean’s age-old healing properties. The second floor is devoted to relaxation and includes a pool, hammam, spa, jacuzzi, herbal teas and the Bio, a delicious organic restaurant. Finally, the third floor is home to the beauty area, with booths for facials, a hair salon and manicure and pedicure corners.