Sitting majestically on the Promenade de la Croisette, between diamond-clad film stars, jeroboams of Moët & Chandon, and the breath-stealing Esterel mountains and twinkling Côte d’Azur, bathed in a stunning spectacle of coloration and music, one factor turned profoundly clear. After a two-year hiatus, Carlton Cannes, a Regent Hotel is again in probably the most laser-sharp of the way.
Of all of the locations to observe the Cannes glitz and glamour spool out, this resort has all the time been probably the most coveted. From Alfred Hitchcock filming To Catch a Thief with Grace Kelly within the Fifties to Sophia Loren hanging out of her room’s balcony, Brigitte Bardot splashing about on the seashore membership and Elton John starring in his I’m Nonetheless Standing music video, there’s not a lot this grand dame hasn’t seen. Now, after a whopping renovation the unique dowager duchess has sprung into the twenty first century and what higher option to announce itself again on the scene than with a rip-roaring social gathering throughout Cannes Movie Pageant?
This renovation has catapulted the resort onto the hurly-burly of Riviera glamour. Carlton Cannes, a Regent Resort is a flagship property inside the IHG Motels & Resorts luxurious and life-style portfolio, with sprawling new studios, a 200,000-square-foot penthouse, a serene courtyard backyard that was as soon as the resort’s carpark, and the biggest infinity pool in Cannes. There are new and re-discovered design components in all places that handle to someway shock and delight–petal pink Venini chandeliers, turn-of-the-century painted frescoes lining the domes within the foyer that was found in the course of the refurb alongside the gold-leaf on the elegant staircases, with swathes of burnt-sienna, creamy vanilla, gleaming gold, and lightweight seeping in each nook that it could, all masterminded by French inside designer Tristan Auer and architect Richard Lavalle. Sure, this place nonetheless hums with old-school glamour but it surely’s more energizing and higher than ever.
In fact, that’s the rationale I’m right here—to rejoice its facelift in the course of the glitziest week on the town. As I’m picked up by the VIP concierge from Good airport, previous hordes of photographers hoping to snap Hollywood royalty (sorry), by the resort’s well-known revolving doorways and employees all chicly wearing floaty pleated skirts and handkerchiefs of their hair, I noticed this place, with its pitch-perfect service and movie star fabulous facade, makes even a duckling really feel like a swan.