CANNES, FRANCE--(Marketwire - Jan 10, 2013) - Discovering Cannes and its terrific history is best experienced from the gleaming ambience of a spectacular Palais des Festivals hotel, where legendary traditions of Cannes and the world of cinema are celebrated daily amidst a warm atmosphere and chic surroundings.
Emerging on the original site of Palais des Festivals at 50 Boulevard de la Croisette in 1992, the extravagant JW Marriott Cannes was the first JW Marriott to appear in France, joining the excitement of Provence-style good living that had evolved as Cannes became known around the world as the city of dreams and stars. Leading the city into prominence, the first International Film Festival opened in 1949 on the site of the former Cannes Nautical Circle and quickly emerged as a premier world event, drawing stars from around the globe to this once quiet fishing village. The festival was held at that location until 1983 when the new building opened and the former Palais was later demolished in order to give way to construction of the hotel. Having undergone a complete and chic refurbishment in 2010 and 2012, the pristine JW Marriott Cannes now beckons guests to the only choice among Cannes hotels on la Croisette to feature auditorium seating for up to 820 persons and a remarkable rooftop terrace complete with a swimming pool, two Jacuzzis and breathtaking views of the French Riviera. The restoration enables the property to fittingly take its place in the history of Cannes' success while paying tribute to cinema as the remarkable "Seventh Art" that led to this vibrant legend.
The JW Marriott Canes nurtures an incomparable cultural and artistic heritage, with exclusive guest rooms and suites, high-tech Cannes meeting rooms and expansive catering options. These amenities and the renowned Marriott service found within this vibrant choice of 5-star Cannes hotels make it an exceptional destination whether entertaining actors and celebrities during the annual Cannes Film Festival or sightseeing the cobbled streets of Le Suquet. The hotel's 13,000 square feet of impressive event space and mass of meeting venues are fully equipped with Internet access, and advanced AV equipment, services and support make it an ideal location for nearly any occasion. For a unique twist, the rooftop offers panoramic options and "the most beautiful view on the Mediterranean" for one-of-a-kind outdoor events destined for success.
About the JW Marriott Cannes
The JW Marriott Cannes is a sparkling beachfront destination in a city where blue skies and incredible year-round lighting provide guests with an exclusive backdrop for world-class events, energetic nightlife and stylish social engagement. Providing opulent lodging and fine on-site dining in the heart of the city, guests may choose from an expansive offering of meticulous guest rooms and hotel suites, all furnished with gracious amenities including luxurious bedding ensembles, cable/satellite service, high speed Internet access and 24-hour room service so guests can experience the ultimate in Cannes accommodations.