The iconic Hôtel Martinez is one of the most recognisable hotels on the French Riviera, rich in culture and history.
The landmark destination, originally constructed in the 1930s, has played host to some of the world’s most distinguished guests. In May 2018, the hotel reopened as part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, following major renovations and a complete redesign.
The new look, which was overseen by Parisian architect Pierre-Yves Rochon, combines the hotel’s original Art Deco style, with contemporary, chic design that takes inspiration from the colours of the French Riviera and the Mediterranean way of life.
New additions Le Martinez Bar, offering a festive and glamorous atmosphere and Le Jardin du Martinez, an alfresco dining terrace with a Mediterranean garden setting. These joined La Palme d’Or, the two Michelin-starred restaurant by Chef Christian Sinicropi.
The hotel is currently being overseen by General Manager Yann Gillet, who started in July 2019. He said:
“It is with great pride that I prepare to join the team at the Hôtel Martinez. This legendary hotel was just renovated from top to bottom and has long been a dream destination for me. I know and love Cannes: My wife is a Cannes native and both my children were born there.”
In total, Hôtel Martinez boasts 409 Art Deco rooms and suites overlooking the city of Cannes and the Mediterranean Sea. The contemporary interior design by Pierre-Yves Rochon reflects the 1930s with each room featuring white lacquer furnishings and subtle touches of sky blue or light yellow creating a warm and relaxed atmosphere. The exclusive Suite des Oliviers and the Penthouse Suite offer one of Europe’s largest private terraces overlooking the sea and the Promenade de la Croisette.
Dining and Drinking
Le Jardin du Martinez offers the perfect outdoor setting for guests to relax in the sun. The garden terrace restaurant delivers a taste of fresh, organic and creative cuisine inspired by the French Riviera. Guests can enjoy a relaxed picnic atmosphere within an oasis of palm and lemon trees.
La Palme d’Or, the two Michelin-starred restaurant by Chef Christian Sinicropi is known for creative Mediterranean cuisine taking inspiration from art, literature and philosophy and transforming the best local and seasonal produce into true works of art. From the handmade ceramic plates (created and designed by Chef and his wife) to the excellent dishes, every creation tells its own story and highlights the chef’s passion for nature and art. The sensory experience is enhanced by the restaurant’s elegant design and the panoramic view over the bay of Cannes and the glistening Mediterranean Sea.
The Martinez Bar offers creative cocktails and vintage drink offerings served alongside gourmet pintxos prepared on a teppan plancha. With a glamorous setting, clinking glasses and live music, the Great Gatsby spirit of the roaring twenties is ever-present as the sun goes down on the Croisette.
Well-being and Recreation
The L.RAPHAEL Beauty Spa in Cannes is a haven for peace and tranquillity. It offers a wide range of relaxing and luxurious treatments including its signature Oxy treatment, a non-invasive skin therapy using a stream of oxygen that delivers active ingredients.
For guests who want to stay active, they can enjoy a total body workout at the fitness centre and sauna which are open daily, or for those who prefer running outdoors, Cannes and its surrounding area boast a variety of running routes with beautiful landscapes and views. The concierge team is happy to provide running maps and share their recommendations to recharge your spirit.
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand is a portfolio of new and existing upper-upscale and independent hotel properties, ranging from historic urban gems to contemporary trend-setters, boutique properties to resorts, and private home accommodations.
Hôtel Martinez is the second property in France in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, joining Hôtel du Louvre in Paris, which has just reopened following a renovation, and Hôtel du Palais in Biarritz. Together they represent a significant milestone for the brand both in France and Europe.