Anantara debuts on the French Riviera

Hotel Plaza reflagged as Anantara Plaza Nice, now open

Junior Suite view, Anantara Plaza Nice

Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spas has launched its first property in France with the debut of Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the property was previously flagged as Hotel Plaza and has completed a two-year renovation.

Anantara Plaza Nice features 151 rooms, including 38 suites, and is located adjacent to the Jardin Albert 1er park and the city’s boardwalk.

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The hotel offers a rich program of private guest experiences inviting travellers to explore hilltop villages, vineyards dating back to Roman times and little-known architectural gems.

With a full-day ‘In the Footsteps of Coco Chanel’ tour, guests will not only get insights into the creative life of the iconic French designer but will also have a chance to tour one of France’s oldest wineries at Château de Cremat. Enjoy a wine-tasting experience of Anantara’s private cuvées, lunch in the hills high above Nice and a visit to Coco Chanel’s official residence in Nice.

Deluxe Panorama, Anantara Plaza Nice

Meanwhile, to discover the fascinating art of glass blowing in the French countryside, guests will be picked up at the hotel in a classic Citroën 2 CV and whisked to the picturesque medieval village of Biot to learn the basics of the craft and create their own small glass object – a figurine, pendant, or a small vessel – to bring home. The experience concludes with a meal in a typical village restaurant for a taste of the elusive French way of life.

Anantara Spa at Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel features five treatment rooms, a hammam, and sauna. Top-range marine skincare products, natural essential oils from the Grasse region and Asian therapies combine with transformative pedicures from celebrity pedicurist Bastien Gonzalez known for his playful approach to foot care.

Rooftop, Anantara Plaza Nice

Turning to nature’s restorative powers yet again, the spa carries a bespoke collection of exclusive massage oils, made with essential oils from the perfume capital of Grasse. The collection features Anantara Nice’s signature “Coucher de Soleil” oil formulated with locally sourced mimosa, ginger and other aromatic botanicals.

Rates at Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel start from €350 for a Deluxe City View room including breakfast for two. See

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