Anantara makes French debut in Nice

Anantara makes French debut in Nice

The property, which previously housed the Plaza hotel, has opened following a two-year renovation

Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel has opened in a renovated 19th century heritage building on Nice's boardwalk, marking a continuation of Anantara's European expansion. 

Reopening with 151 rooms, including 38 suites, many with sea-facing terraces and balconies, the 175-year-old building features an Anantara Spa, a seminar space with six meeting rooms and a ballroom, as well as a stylish rooftop restaurant and bar with a 360-degree panoramic view of the Baie des Anges and Old Nice.

The design honours the neo-classical style of the original hotel – opened in 1848 as Nice's very first luxury property – while bringing the heritage building on Nice's Avenue de Verdun up to date with modern tastes. 

Inspired by the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and the golden era of Côte d'Azur, Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel's guest rooms feature pastel tones and rich Mediterranean textures to create a tranquil atmosphere.

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Situated on the iconic rooftop, SEEN by Olivier, the hotel's signature restaurant, offers a taste of glamorous city life and contemporary Mediterranean fare from Portuguese chef-entrepreneur Olivier da Costa. 

Like his eateries in Lisbon, Sao Paulo and Bangkok, SEEN features Niçoise specialties including black truffles from the nearby village of Le Rouret, and briny sea urchins and oysters from local waters. The breezy setting offers 360° views of the city and Baie des Anges from indoor and outdoor tables.

With five treatment rooms, a hammam and a sauna, Anantara Spa at Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel offers a serene retreat. It offers top-of-the-range marine skincare products, natural essential oils from the Grasse region, Asian therapies and transformative pedicures from celebrity pedicurist Bastien Gonzalez. 

Guests can also work out at the 24-hour gym, enjoy running sessions along the seafront Promenade, and reach new fitness goals under the guidance of personal trainers.

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