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Côte d’Azur Newest Luxury: Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel

The exterior view of Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel

The exterior view of Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel

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South of France’s Nice, the playground of the wealthy and home to style and luxury, has welcomed a grand addition to its exclusive spots. Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel, a newly opened accommodation on the boardwalk, is ready to host travellers from all around the world.

This majestic building has been in restoration for the last two years, and its initial development dates back to 1848. It used to be called Hotel de France and retains its 19th-century architectural jewel status even after adding modern luxury amenities.

Nice’s new luxury: Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel

The Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel blends old-world elegance with contemporary luxuries perfectly. Its Belle Époque era glory shines through in the hotel’s grand facade, creating an air of exclusivity and glamour, fitting in with the atmosphere of the French Riviera.

Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel’s Junior Suite with Panorama Views from the Terrace

The hotel looks out over the Mediterranean and is located right at the entrance to Nice’s Golden Square, overlooking Albert 1er gardens and the iconic Promenade des Anglais. Guests can enjoy the breathtaking views of South of France’s beaches and waterfront from their room balconies and explore the buzzing culture of Nice.

The Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel includes a variety of Anantara Experiences, unique activities and local experiences, such as scent-making workshops in perfumeries and gourmet walking tours designed to provide guests with an immersive culinary journey. Anantara’s signature activities will take travellers on a deeper exploration of Nice, showcasing its rich culture and diversity.

Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel’s Rooftop Panoramic Bar overlooking the Mediterranean

Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel’s Restaurant ‘SEEN’ by Chef Olivier da Costa

The rooftop restaurant and bar SEEN by Olivier, the hotel’s signature restaurant is a feast for all the senses. The venue combines glamorous city life with contemporary Mediterranean cuisine from Portuguese chef-entrepreneur Olivier da Costa and a breathtaking 360-degree view of the Baie des Anges and Nice’s Old Town.

Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel’s Presidential Suite Balcony

Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel’s Presidential Suite Balcony with Breakfast overlooking the gardens and beach

Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel’s Presidential Suite Bathroom

The Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel boasts 151 rooms, including 38 suites with marble-clad interiors, pastel tones, and rich Mediterranean textures. Subtle accents of wood and gold create a tranquil atmosphere, perfect for relaxation and disconnection from the world. Many rooms have sea-facing terraces and balconies, making Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel the ideal destination for a romantic getaway or luxurious vacation.

Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel’s Suite, some with Sea or Garden Views and a Balcony

Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel’s Les Colonnades

Nice – an exclusive travel destination

Nice, located on the gorgeous French Riviera in the South of France, is a world-class city with an abundance of luxury. From wandering through galleries and indulging in gourmet cuisine to enjoying golden beaches and uncovering time-honoured traditions, Nice offers a luxurious break packed with sunshine and style.

Those looking for an outdoor escape can take in visual spectacles like breathtaking waterfalls cascading down rocky mountainsides or walk through tufts of brilliantly blossomed fields in endless shades of pink and lavender while taking in spectacular views.

Nice also has opportunities to relax, like spa treatments set amongst the luscious garden courtyards. To top it off, Nice’s shopping district gives visitors access to high fashion boutiques, exquisite tailors, chic sun worshipers’ shops, renowned chocolatiers and many more luxurious treats. So it’s easy to understand why Nice is one of Europe’s most beloved cities. ◼

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© This article was first published online in Feb 2023 – World Travel Magazine.

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