I was fortunate to be invited on a trip last month to get to know Cannes, the hotels, dining experiences and activities.
Having arrived at Nice International Airport mid-morning after a 2 hour flight (there are plenty of flights from across the UK to Nice) we then took our transfer to the beautiful Majestic Barriere, Cannes.
The Majestic Barriere has 17 meeting rooms with private dining space for up to 520 people or cocktail receptions for up to 1000, there is also a private screening room for 35. The hotel has 349 bedrooms including 2 amazing penthouses and 82 suites – 70% with sea views, a stunning spa, outdoor heated swimming pool, 2 fabulous restaurants in addition to the beach restaurant, a champagne bar and the Gallery bar.
After checking in to a very comfortable room it was time to visit the hotels private beach restaurant, which is the only beach restaurant open all year round and can hold up to 350 people for a private dinner. The food was fantastic!
After lunch was a visit to the Hotel Gray d’Albion, another stunning hotel just a short walk away. The two hotels work closely together so if your meeting is in the Majestic and you need additional bedrooms, accommodation can be shared with the Gray d’Albion. The hotel has 199 bedrooms including 8 stunning suites, a fine-dining restaurant, private beach, pontoon and beach restaurant and a contemporary bar. This hotel also has 8 meeting rooms the largest of which can hold 200 people for a seated dinner.
We did manage to prize ourselves away from the hotel once or twice. Before dinner one evening we wandered along the water front to play Petanque with the locals, a fascinating game and a great icebreaker.
We also took a beautiful sailing boat out to Ile Saint Honorat which is a peaceful island inhabited by a small group of Monks, there is a small shop and a fantastic restaurant which serves wine produced on the island.
And of course a trip to Cannes isn’t complete without a visit to the Casino!
All this was arranged through the wonderful team at the hotel with the help of a great event team.
If you think this could work for an event for you please do let me know – Sue@nexusvenue.co.uk (00 44 1793 739283).