Cannes welcomes first Mondrian hotel in France

i By March 23, 2023 No Comments

Mondrian Cannes is now open, reports lifestyle hospitality company Ennismore.

Located a short seven minute walk from the famous steps of the Palais de Festival, the 75-key property is on the site of Cannes’ first luxury hotel, which opened in 1863.

Architectural glamour is at the forefront of design of the hotel’s public spaces. Realized by Franco-Brazilian agency Triptyque, its lobby, restaurant, bar and terraces feature wood, marble, leather and plant fibers. These combinations reflect the building’s sophisticated interiors and the gardens leading down to the Croisette.

Art takes center stage at all Mondrian hotels, and in Cannes, the spotlight is on artist and photographer Mathilde de l’Écotais. Her works dress up the restaurant ceiling, liven up each public area and decorate a flight of stairs.

Guestrooms feature Art Deco furniture and a color palette inspired by the ocean, exhibiting a classic French Riviera style. Bathrooms are designed with marble, glass and metal.

On the town-facing side of Mondrian Cannes, guestrooms are 430 square feet. Rooms and suites facing the ocean have wide French windows, opening out onto private terraces. And the hotel’s 11th floor is home to the Panoramic Room, which features an outdoor terrace with whirlpool tub, a sea-view bathroom and views of the entire Bay of Cannes. Next to it, the Signature Suite features extra-high ceilings and a terrace accessible from the bedroom and lounge, offering views across the Croisette.

Drink and dine options at the property include the on-site Mr. Nakamoto restaurant and the adjacent Hyde Beach Cannes.

Mr. Nakamoto serves a menu combining French and Japanese influences created by London chef Alex Craciun. Along with a strong emphasis on seafood and the local catch of the day, guests can dine on seafood platters, meat dishes, yakitori or sushi at the Mr. Nakamoto bar.

Hyde Beach Cannes celebrates the Mediterranean and southern art de vivre in its decor and menu. It is helmed by Chef Gabriele Faiella, who trained with Gordon Ramsay.

The property also has five modular meeting/event rooms that form an “L” shape around its northern courtyard. Filled with natural light, they can host up to 60 people in rowed seating.

Mondrian Cannes joins the brand’s properties in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, London, Doha and Seoul. Development plans include openings in Mexico City, Singapore, Bordeaux, Ibiza, Australia’s Gold Coast and more.