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IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced an historic addition to its Regent Hotels & Resorts portfolio – the Carlton Cannes, a Regent Hotel.
The announcement celebrates the longstanding partnership between IHG Hotels & Resorts and Carlton Cannes owner Katara Hospitality, an award-winning Qatar-based global hotel developer and operator with over 50 years of experience in luxury hospitality.
Carlton Cannes, a Regent Hotel will open in Spring 2023 after a two-year multi-million Euro redevelopment. It will become a flagship property within the new generation of Regent Hotels & Resorts, as the brand – part of IHG’s Luxury & Lifestyle Collection - returns to reimagine modern luxury once more.
Andrew Humphries, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Katara Hospitality, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be working with IHG to transform the Carlton Cannes into a Regent Hotel, providing an inspiring gateway from which to explore the wonders of the French Riveira. Our aim is to deliver the serene and sensational at every turn. Our significant and continued investment will ensure that the hotel will stand the test of time for many years to come.”
Kenneth Macpherson, EMEAA Regional CEO, IHG Hotels & Resorts, said: “With a long history of hosting royalty, dignitaries and stars of stage and screen, the Carlton Cannes is one of the world’s most iconic hotels. It is an icon of Riviera glamour, and we look forward to working with strategic partner Katara Hospitality to bring the reimagined Regent experience to life at the Carlton Cannes. This is just the start of our ambition to grow the brand further across Europe.”
Carlton Cannes, a Regent Hotel will have 332 rooms and 37 branded residences, designed by revered French interior designer Tristan Auer, known for his singular approach, polyhedral aesthetics and exquisite vision with just a touch of irreverence. The grand-scale renovation programme skillfully preserves the hotel’s historic features, including its legendary façade, while creating a modern-day masterpiece that echoes the design philosophy of new Regent Hotels & Resorts. Guests staying at Calton Cannes – a Regent Hotel will experience the brand’s distinctive new hallmarks.
The epitome of elegance and the ‘Grande Dame’ of Cannes’ hotel scene, the property’s majestic Belle Epoque façade, framed by twin domes, occupies the frontage of an entire city block overlooking the prestigious beachfront promenade, La Croisette.
The addition of Carlton Cannes to the Regent Hotels & Resorts portfolio marks a truly historic milestone in the reimagination of the legendary Regent brand since it joined IHG Hotels & Resorts in 2018. Created in 1970 to reinvent luxury travel, the brand builds on a storied heritage of innovation, extraordinary views, landmark destinations and exceptional service. Carlton Cannes will join the new era of Regent along with Chongqing, Shanghai and Phu Quoc in celebrating the most refined experiences for modern luxury trendsetters.
Regent Phu Quoc opened in Vietnam in April this year, becoming the first new-build Regent to open following the brand’s new approach after the elegant renovations of Regent Chongqing and Regent Shanghai the year prior. Regent Hong Kong will come back to Victoria Harbour by year end after a full renovation and is set to be closely followed by the opening of Regent Bali early in 2023.
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