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Marriott International

December 13, 2013 15:57 ET

Four-Star Hotel in Nice, France Shows Travelers the Best of the French Riviera

From Rooftop Terraces to Riviera Treasures, the AC Hotel Nice Has It All

NICE, FRANCE--(Marketwired - Dec 13, 2013) - Traveling to Nice is an unforgettable experience. But even in a destination as renowned and opulent as the French Riviera, all hotels are not created equal. Some promise a location central to all the best shopping and sights. Some pride themselves on world-class luxury. Some focus on their proximity to the beach. But only one can offer all that along with energetic service and creative amenities, and that is the AC Hotel Nice.

The conveniences begin as soon as visitors arrive, since the hotel is located less than three miles from the Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, and provides underground parking. Yet, since this is possibly the most ideally situated hotel in Nice, France, guests don't need a set of wheels to see the best of the Riviera. The Rue de France begins just behind the hotel and extends to the pedestrian-friendly area of downtown Nice, offering shops, restaurants and bars along the way.

Alternately, visitors can take advantage of this beach hotel's position just steps away from the famous Promenade des Anglais. A stroll along this street affords stunning views of the crystalline sea and immaculate beaches that define Nice, France. Beach clubs are sprinkled along the Promenade, while the Harbor of Nice is just a 25-minute walk away. Also along the Promenade is the magnificent and historic Museum Massena, which is just five minutes from the hotel and a striking example of Italianate neoclassical architecture and English-style gardens, while the collection inside invites visitors to delve into the culture of the region.

To get a different taste of Nice, guests can make the 15-minute walk to downtown and encounter architecture (like the grand Place Massena) and shopping (thanks to Galleries Lafayette). Or they can make the 20-minute excursion to Vieux Nice, where boutiques, bars and some of Nice, France's trendiest restaurants await. And for those visiting on business or for a special event, the stunning Nice Acropolis is just steps away from the nearby Bay of Angels and affords visitors a stylish, cool and expansive convention space that can be customized to each event.

Of course, while the surrounding area promises plenty of charms, the hotel itself is just as inviting. Unique among luxury Nice Riviera hotels, the property boasts a rooftop terrace with a heated pool. Its guest rooms embrace a soothing, clean-lined aesthetic, while the hotel lounge creates a relaxed vibe via an outdoor Zen garden.

Much like the Riviera itself, the AC Hotel Nice has cultivated a careful balance of decadence and restraint that, coupled with its central location, promise an exceptional travel experience.

About the AC Hotel Nice
With an air of understated elegance, the AC Hotel Nice successfully balances sumptuous luxury with tasteful design. Its sweeping lobby is made inviting with a palette of earth tones and intimate seating, and a serene, Zen-like garden invites guests to relax outdoors. The 121 guest rooms and 22 suites, many with views of the glittering Mediterranean, include flat-screen televisions, Wi-Fi and upscale amenities amid sleekly soothing furnishings. Plus three dining options tempt palettes with regional, traditional French and American cuisine. For those on vacation, the hotel lends a boutique feel to a major destination. Its quiet location feels removed from the bustle of city life while remaining close to all the best attractions, like the Promenade des Anglais and the Bay of Angels. A panoramic terrace and heated rooftop pool are perfect for sunbathing during the day or mingling at night, while the three meeting rooms ensure even business travelers can enjoy their time on the Riviera. Whatever one's reason for travel, this four-star hotel is committed to making the experience worth repeating.

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