Nice upgrades hotel portfolio

More than 1,200 rooms are expected in the next few months in Nice, the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes on the French Riviera

Located on the French Riviera, the south-eastern coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, at the foot of the French Alps, Nice has one of the largest hotel complexes in France, comprising 218 classified hotels with almost 12,000 rooms.

Its hotel industry is in constant evolution and more than 1,200 rooms are expected in the next few months. Between new hotels and complete renovations, Nice’s hotel stock is expanding rapidly and is seeing a clear move upmarket.

The city has a wide variety of accommodation ranging from youth hostels to five-star luxury hotels, covering a wide range of services. The hotel industry has undergone a major revival in the last ten years.

The Nice Airport/Arénas area now has 800 additional rooms: two hotels from the Intercontinental group have opened their doors in a 20,000 sqm complex. These are a 4-star Crowne Plaza hotel and a 3-star Holiday Inn Express hotel.

In the same area, the hotel of the French chain OKKO, as well as the B&B 3* are available since 2021 and a Sheraton 4* complete the offer since spring 2022. Finally, a MOXY by Marriott hotel is also expected in 2024.

The centre of Nice, the Nice Thiers station, completely redesigned and redeveloped, will soon offer a 120-room Hilton Garden Inn 4* hotel, designed by David Linbeskind, which will link the station to the Gare Thiers tramway station. The complex will also include shops, restaurants, a gym, a 500-seat theatre and terrace cafés. The project will be completed this year. A few steps away, the YELO 4* hotel was inaugurated in July 2021. Others will follow, such as a Mama Shelter later this year.

The luxury tourist offer will also expand in the heart of the city as the Boscolo B4 Nice Park hotel will become a 5* Maison Albar in 2023 and the Plaza Hotel, bought by Covivio Hotels, after total renovation will become the 5* Anantara Plaza Nice, operated by NH Hotel Group in 2022.

In 2025, the Couvent de la Visitation will be converted into a 5* hotel by the Perseus Group.

The emblematic hotels of Le Negresco 5* and the Hyatt Regency Palais de la Méditerranée 5*, both of which are listed as historical monuments, either in whole or in part, continue to contribute to Nice’s reputation.

Nice is a major destination for international MICE tourism – one out of every five stays is devoted to this activity – and has infrastructures recognised for the quality of their services in some thirty hotels (meetings, seminars, congresses from 15 to 500 participants).

Nice was a guest of honour at Marhaba France-Spain, which took place in last month in Kempinski Hotel Muscat.