24 Apr Suite Dreams at the Palais de la Méditerranée in Nice
Southern France is gorgeous any time of year with it’s 300+ days of sunshine per year, but the summer is the most spectacular! Let’s pretend we’ve won the lottery shall we? Where would we stay? Definitely in the gorgeous ochre, blue and saffron suites designed by Marc Hertrich and Nicolas Adnett at the Palais de la Méditerranée in the heart of the French Riviera (Côte d’Azur) in Nice on the Promedade des Anglais!
On my visit to Nice, I was treated to a tour of the Penthouse Suite in the Palais, formerly part of the Concorde Hotel and Resort group and now part of the Hyatt Hotel group. It was newly decorated and filled with so many exquisite details. When you walk into the suite there is a huge foyer with lighted floor to ceiling closets for coats, shoes, scarves, hanging gear and storage of luggage. The master bedroom overlooks the westside balcony with incredible views of Old Nice and has a new huge plasma television, although who would be watching tv with views like this?
The main living area contains a bar service area with elegant wine/champagne glasses and everything you need to entertain along with an espresso bar for your morning java cravings. The living room is open to a generous separate dining area and both are arranged to take advantage of the panoramic views. The art deco feel to the suite perfectly matches the feel of the hotel with its history of refined elegance and yet a modern flair.
Guests with children will love the hide-a-way bedroom called le nid “nest” – it’s a large comfy bed nook hidden by a sliding panel door on one side and luxurious curtains on the other side for privacy. The petit bedroom contains an iPod docking station, plugs for all your electronic devices and reading lights to stay up late without disturbing the parents. A charming half bath off the living space, adjacent to the child’s bed is a practical feature that helps when hosting a gathering.
The large art deco black and white bathroom with the oversized tub and separate sink areas with views of the sea is both beautiful and practical. The room is bathed in natural light and mirrors which will ensure your makeup will look flawless! A separate commode and shower room are handy for allowing guests to get ready all at once.
Outside the suite, a brilliantly furnished 360° wrap around balcony allows guests to host an casual or elaborate party for dozens! There are multiple sitting and dining areas outdoors and are landscaped with lovely boxwoods and fresh flowers in season. Breathtaking views await the lucky guests who can see the Nice Airport runway, the mountains capped with snow to the calming sea hues of blues and greens to the hills of Old Nice dotted with tropical colored buildings.
Prices begin at 2,000 € in the winter to 3,000 € per night in the high season summer months. If this is not in your price range, I highly recommend you staying in the room I stayed in which was lovely and much more modestly priced, but still had fantastic views and an outdoor balcony to view them from.
Palais de la Méditerranée 13 Promenade des Anglais | 06000 Nice | France | Tel: +33 (0) 4 92 14 77 00