This glamorous French Riviera city is best known for its glittering annual film festival welcoming countless celebrities and VIPs. But it’s a delightful year-round destination for sun, sand, yachting, shopping, partying and dining. As it’s close to Monaco, Nice, Antibes and St Tropez, Cannes also makes for a convenient base to discover the finest resorts on the south coast of France — and it’s packed with luxury hotels well used to catering to the world’s most elite and chic jet setters. Here are our favourite places to stay when in Cannes.
JW Marriott Cannes
In a prime position right on the promenade (Boulevard de la Croisette), the JW Marriott faces onto the beach. Bedrooms pay homage to the city’s Hollywood heritage, with black and white photographs of big screen icons from the golden era of cinema, along with Bvlgari products, spa baths and hi-tech gadgets to ensure you too feel like a star. There’s a grill restaurant, a lobby lounge and a rooftop bar and cafe to take in those views over a snack. You can rent a bicycle from the hotel for a greener way of exploring the locale, swim in the pool and workout in the Marriott fitness centre.