Luxury Hotels: Steeped in history and tradition, Hotel Negresco embodies the old world charm of the Edwardian era while offering all the modern amenities one would expect from a five-star hotel. Ideally situated in the heart of Nice, the hotel was first built back in 1912 and later classified as a National Historic Monument in 1974.
As one of the few privately owned palaces in the world, Hotel Negraseco remains in the hands of the Augier family, and over the years has risen to the forefront of notoriety. The hotel presents an overall view of the great periods of French art, and, in a sense, serves as a living ambassador for France.
After recently undergoing an extensive €10,000,000 renovation, Hotel Negresco is now more opulent than ever. From improvements to the hotel's façade to the refurbished Gustave Eiffel glass dome of the Salon Royal, Hotel Negresco retains its title as the place to see and be seen. Each of the 125 guestrooms and suites — designed by Madame Augier and her team of specialists — are beautifully appointed and reflect the timeless sophistication of some of the most notable artistic movements in French history. One guestroom might evoke a sense of Louis XIII, while another features Art Deco accents throughout, however, each are equipped with modern luxuries such as LCD TVs and high-speed Internet access. Guests staying on the fifth floor — the Executive Floor — are afforded private access, a lounge area, nine new suites and six guestrooms, as well as exclusive concierge services.
Hotel Negresco is home to the Michelin Guide award-winning restaurant, The Chantecler. The fine dining venue is presented in true Regency style and features magnificent 18th century woodwork throughout. With a laundry list of culinary honors under his belt, Executive Chef Jean-Denis Rieubland has created a menu that is inspired by the products and traditions of Provence. For a less formal affair, guest can enjoy the A la Carte specialties and "Coup de Coeur" menu offered at the Brasserie La Rotonde, which is set in a convivial atmosphere outfitted in Pompadour carrousel decor.
Over the years, Hotel Negresco has served as a meeting place for some of the world's most notable figures serving in political, artistic and literary arenas. The hotel has seen the likes of Queen Elizabeth II of England, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco, Nicolas Sarkozy, Sir Winston Churchill, Henri Matisse, Picasso, Dali, Rubinstein, Montserrat Caballé, Charles Aznavour, Louis Armstrong, The Beatles, Elton John, Edith Piaf, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Brigitte Bardot, Charlie Chaplin, James Dean, Clint Eastwood, Elisabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Walt Disney, Jean Reno, Sophie Marceau, Yannick Noah, John Travolta, Céline Dion, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Pavarotti, and the list goes on.
With an ideal location overlooking the famous Bay of Angeles, an extraordinary in-house art collection, and superior standards of service, the Hotel Negresco retains its crown as being one of Nice's most premiere destinations.