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The Cannes Film Festival luxury hotels

4th May 2012 Print
Hotel Majestic Cannes Barriere

Just in time for the Cannes Film Festival, beginning May 16th, the hotel price comparison has put together a list of the top luxury hotels in Cannes.

Ever dreamed of living like a celebrity? Those who frequent Cannes have the opportunity to bask in the sun along the Côte d'Azur, take high-end shopping trips in the French Rivera and above all, stay in some of the world’s highest quality luxury hotels. During Le Festival international du film de Cannes or, the Cannes Film Festival, these hotels attract the likes of many famous celebrities. Take a peek inside to see where the stars stay during their trip to the Mediterranean…  

1 Five Hotel & Spa

The stylish Five Hotel & Spa features 45 chic rooms, including 15 suites. With its roof top infinity pool and bar lounge, and private yacht available for cruises and evening events, it’s no wonder it’s a favourite among those who go travel to Cannes for the Festival. The hotel has been frequented by many notable VIPs, including Angelina Jolie. One of the distinguishing factors of the hotel is the Intuitions by J., “Salon de Gourmandises.” A tea room where World Pastry Champion, Jérôme de Oliveira presents his delectable French confectionery desserts, which are sure to taste as good as they look.

2 Hôtel Martinez

The Hotel Martinez is one of the most famous hotels in Cannes frequented by celebrities and designers alike during the festival. Many are drawn to the hotel’s Two-Michelin-star restaurant, La Palme d'Or, while others go for the private beach, which offers potential seclusion from public eye and spying paparazzi.  Scarlett Johansson, Robert DeNiro, Uma Thurman, and Diane Kruger are just a few who have been spotted at the hotel in the past.

3 InterContinental Carlton Cannes

Located in the heart of La Croisette, along the waterfront is the world-famous InterContinental Carlton. Its unique façade, which overlooks the bay of Cannes, is as magnificent as it is historic. Built in 1911, the 343-room luxury hotel is in fact even registered as a "Historical Monument," and has over time become a reference point in the city’s landscape of the French Riviera. The Carlton is a popular destination for movie stars, like Robert Downey Jr., during the Cannes Film Festival and has been since the Alfred Hitchcock era, when Grace Kelly was among those seen at the hotel.

4 Hôtel Majestic Cannes Barriére

If the beautiful terraces overlooking the waterfront at the Majestic Cannes Barriere don’t amaze you, the private beachfront Fouquet's brasserie or famous Rotonde Louise Pommery Champaign Bar will. The contemporary palace-like Hôtel Majestic is ideally located on La Croisette, overlooking the Mediterranean and the Palais des Festivals and houses 265 rooms, including 84 suites – including two penthouses.  During the festival, brands including the jeweler Chopard have been known to take up entire floors of the hotel for display rooms which are protected by bodyguards, where celebrities can find over 500 jewels to wear. Looking to get a peak at some sexy celebs? Jude Law has stayed in the past and who knows, may be a returning visitor…

5 Le Grand Hotel Cannes

The modern, minimalistic, Le Grand Hotel Cannes overlooks the palm-lined sandy beaches of the turquoise blue Mediterranean. The five-star luxury hotel holds 75 rooms and suites, all of which offer perfect views of beautiful Cannes. The Michelin Starred Restaurant, Le Park 45, offers light and creative Mediterranean dishes with local ingredients. With a cool, 60’s style design, the hotel offers one-of-a-kind luxury in the South of France, with the option to engage in water sports such as windsurfing, diving, sailing, body boarding, surfing, parasailing and water skiing.

6 JW Marriott Cannes

The luxurious JW Marriott Cannes exhibits pure French elegance. Located on what was formerly the site of the Palais des Festivals, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Southern Alps, JW Marriott is the epitome of fine luxury and cultural history. The hotel, which is often frequented by celebrities, like Lady Gaga, during the Film Festival, is the only luxury hotel on the Croisette to have its own auditorium seating – which holds up to 820 guests. Unique features about the hotel include its large rooftop terrace with restaurant/bar and pool which feature incomparable views over Cannes.

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Hotel Majestic Cannes Barriere