Anantara Hotels heralds French debut with Anantara Plaza Nice

Luxury hotel and spa brand Anantara has continued its European expansion by opening its first French property, in Nice


By Wendy Golledge

10 May 2023

Luxury brand Anantara has continued its European expansion, opening Anantara Plaza Nice as its first French property.

A rejuvenated 19th century architectural jewel, and one of the most storied hotels on Côte d’Azur, Anantara Plaza Nice overlooks the Promenade des Anglais – the most famous seafront in Nice.

Following an extensive two-year renovation, the 175-year-old building now features a new 300sqm Anantara Spa.

The Anantara Spa Nice

With two double and two single treatment spaces, one especially for hands and feet by Bastien Gonzalez, the spa employs five therapists under spa manager Christelle Rajoie.

Facilities include a relaxation room, hammam, sauna and 24-hour fitness club.

Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel Spa Entrance
The 300sqm Anantara Spa

Anantara Spa at Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel offers marine skincare products and natural essential oils from the Grasse region combined with Asian therapies.

The spa carries a bespoke collection of exclusive massage oils, made with essential oils from the perfume capital, Grasse.

The collection features Anantara Nice’s signature Coucher de Soleil oil, formulated with locally sourced mimosa, ginger and other aromatic botanicals by CHO Nature.

Transformative pedicures

Cutting-edge footcare is on offer from celebrity pedicurist Bastien Gonzalez, known for his playful approach to footcare.

Products are supplied by Thalion. Towels and spa linens are sourced from RKF, treatment beds from LEMI and fitness equipment from Technogym.

Anantara Plaza Nice Treatment Room
One of the four treatment spaces at Anantara Plaza Nice

Elegant interiors

A consortium of interior designers and architects, including David Collins Studio, local architect Jean-Paul Gomis and TBC Studio, delivered elegant interiors that blend old-world Belle Époque elegance with contemporary luxuries.

The original hotel was Nice’s very first luxury hotel when it opened in 1848.

It now offers 151 rooms including 38 suites, a ballroom and a rooftop restaurant and bar, with a 360-degree panoramic view of the Baie des Anges and Old Nice.

SEEN by Olivier, the hotel’s signature restaurant, offers contemporary Mediterranean fare from Portuguese chef Olivier da Costa.

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