When you’re traveling, whether on business or on vacation, it’s always a special experience. You visit new places, get acquainted with new people, take in memorable sights…Of course, you’ve got to think about getting the best service to make this trip truly outstanding, writes Thomas Hughes.

Between the airplane tickets and local itineraries, there is an essential question: where are you going to stay? And, most importantly, how accommodating will it be?

In the last decade, the hotel industry had witnessed disruptive rivalry from the emergence of online marketplaces, like Airbnb, that offer accessible and affordable lodging. However, this competitiveness led to many hotels stepping up their game and offering an even better service than before! Now, if you’re traveling to France, more specifically the Côte d’Azur, you absolutely have to take a look at the Hôtel Martinez.


Hôtel Martinez is a luxury art deco style hotel, part of the Hyatt hotel group, operating since 1929. It’s located in Cannes, on the Croisette, facing the Mediterranean Sea and the Lérins Islands. Only 25 km from Nice Airport by the seaside road, 1 km from the Cannes train station and 500 m from the Palais de Festivals, it’s right in the heart of the action, surrounded by other illustrious neighbours like the JW Marriott Cannes, the Majestic Hotel and the Carlton.

Its premises feature 409 rooms, including 99 suites whose vast majority enjoys balconies with gorgeous seaside views on the Mediterranean sea. There are also 2 terrace apartments spanning 500 m2 each and the exclusive “Suite of Olives” that comes equipped with its own private jacuzzi! The rooms are furnished in a distinct 1930s style, adding to its luxurious atmosphere. Other than suites, the Martinez has 15 prestigious 2,500m2 modular lounges that can house from 15 to 1,000 people for organised conferences, receptions, cocktails and gala evenings.

Naturally, such a high-end establishment comes with its own chef-d’oeuvre of gastronomic arts. Guests should check out “La Palme d’Or” restaurant, spearheaded by Christian Sinicropi - the chef de cuisine rewarded with two Michelin stars and an 18/20 rating by Gault-Millau. Two more restaurants are also available: “Le Jardin du Martinez” and “La Plage du Martinez”. 

Hotel Martinez comes equipped with its own, private white sand beach reserved to its clients, and a high-end bar on the seashore. Guests may also access the 900 m2 wide L.Raphael Beauty Spa on the 7th floor - a temple of aesthetics with a fitness center, massage parlour, beauty salon and an on-site hairdresser. There is a Kids Club, a variety of boutiques, safes in each room, a doorman, and all other necessities of a hotel.


During the Cannes Film Festival, the Hôtel Martinez is one of the favourite palaces of international film stars and industry professionals. From 2004 to 215, the Canal+ television studio “Cannes Festival Special” was annually hosted on the hotel’s private beach. If you’re passionate about culture, particularly cinema, this is a unique location with a rich history that won’t leave you indifferent!   E