Radisson Blu to open in Cannes

Radisson Blu to open in Cannes

The Rezidor Hotel Group announces the Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso, Cannes in France. The 134-room property, formerly known as 1835 White Palm Hotel, will be re-branded in December 2010 and join Radisson Blu’s design conscious and contemporary portfolio.

“We are delighted to open a further high quality hotel in the South of France which will clearly strengthen our presence along the Côte d’Azur”, said Kurt Ritter, Rezidor’s President & CEO. Rezidor already operates city hotels in Nice and Marseille, and this new opening will bring its total portfolio of hotels in operation and under development in France to 28 properties.

“Rezidor’s entrepreneurial spirit will add new value to the hotel and the extraordinary spa Les Thermes Marins de Cannes”, commented Nathalie Esclapez, owner of the hotel and an renowned expert on the hospitality field. She recently received the French “Médaille d’Argent du Tourisme” (silver medal of tourism) and was awarded as “Manager de l’Année” (manager of the year 2010) by the French group Nice-Matin.

The Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso, Cannes enjoys a prime location on the edge of the picturesque old quarter Le Suquet, overlooking the harbour and just across the street from the beach. It is within walking distance of La Croisette, Cannes’ famous main avenue renowned for its luxurious boutiques, trendy bars and restaurants and palm-fringed sidewalks with sea views. The legendary Palais des Festivals et Congres is 800 meters from the hotel and hosts all major events of Cannes including the annual Film Festival on 35,000 square metres of congress space. And for those born under the lucky stars, Cannes’ three casinos are easily accessible from the hotel.

The hotel, a masterpiece by the French interior designers Marc Hertrich & Nicolas Adnet, was renovated in 2009. Besides 134 stylish and bright guest rooms it features 6 meeting rooms and 3 restaurants: “Le 360” is situated on a roof terrace offering, as the name implies, 360 degree views of Cannes, the sea and the harbour. The adjacent roof top bar is well-known in the city and a preferred venue for exclusive parties and events. “Le Bio” is located within the spa, specializes in healthy dishes and offers a unique “Bento Box” concept. “30° Celsius” serves light meals on the ground floor.

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A further highlight of the hotel is the Thalasso spa, Les Thermes Marins de Cannes, which pampers body and soul with the power of sea salt and alga. The spa has already set new standards as one of the finest spas in the region. The 2,700 square meters facility has an outstanding ultra-modern design and offers 46 treatment rooms, a fitness centre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hammam (Turkish bath), sauna, caldarium (Roman bath) and whirlpools.