SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

August 20, 2013 15:47 ET

French Riviera Hotel Turns Heads With a Sleek and Sophisticated New Look

Drawing Inspiration From the Stunning Natural Surroundings, AC Hotel Ambassadeur Antibes - Juan les Pins Redefines High Design in the South of France

JUAN LES PINS, FRANCE--(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2013) - When travelers arrive in the French Riviera, they usually bring with them a lot of luggage and a certain set of expectations. The latter may include perfect beaches, well-heeled company and a hotel that's as inspired as the landscape around them. And while beaches and company abound, only one property can claim the sort of aesthetic that a town like Juan les Pins demands, and that is the newly renovated AC Hotel Ambassadeur Antibes - Juan les Pins.

The Antibes luxury hotel recently unveiled its updated public spaces to widespread acclaim. JOI-Design oversaw the renovations which feature warm sand tones and hints of azure that echo the colors beyond the front door. Teak wood, leather and polished stone, meanwhile, unfurl along the walls, floors and fixtures for an effect that is at once organic and luxurious. And it is this combination that best symbolizes what French Riviera travel is all about.

While the overall effect is striking, the details are what make each space engaging. References to the environmental context appear everywhere, from the reception desk's glass lamps that evoke the rope buoys of marinas, to the lobby's black-and-white abstract artwork that nods to the jazz concerts which made nearby Gould Pine Grove famous. Mirrored finishes and decorative glass lighting infuse the streamlined reception area with an aura of elegance, while textured walls, coved ceilings and juxtaposed natural materials enhance the tactile appeal of each space. And, demonstrating the sort of restraint necessary for contemporary design to work, lines and shapes are kept simple and minimal, thus allowing the materials to step into the spotlight.

As a premier hotel in Juan les Pins, the AC Hotel Ambassadeur Antibes extended its renovation to its popular Fushi restaurant. Guests enjoy fresh and seasonal French fusion cuisine at Fushi, and its updated aesthetic complements the food nicely. Wearing a soft palette of neutral grays, chocolates and whites, the space seems to glow, thanks to the effects of indirect lighting and contemporary white-on-white candelabras. The artwork, meanwhile, captures the essence of Provence, with its monochromatic renditions of grass.

Whether guests arrive at this Antibes hotel for its stylish new renovation, desirable location or its many amenities -- among them a private beach, lagoon-style pool and luxurious guest rooms -- they are bound to experience the best of what the French Riviera has to offer.

About AC Hotel Ambassadeur Antibes - Juan les Pins
Joie de vivre is a term invented by the French and embodied by the AC Hotel Ambassadeur - Juan les Pins. Guests arriving at this French Riviera property are treated to all the good things in life, from a private beach to 221 guest rooms and suites that incorporate sleek modern design and teak accents. Four restaurants emphasize experience (think dancing, outdoor seating and views) as much as cuisine, which tends to be fresh, regional and satisfying. But life is about more than eating and sleeping, which is why the hotel also includes amenities like a lagoon-style pool, an indoor pool, a fitness center, a sauna and terraces and balconies in every room. Recently renovated, the hotel also boasts 19 conference rooms with onsite exhibition space for travelers, along with a fully equipped business center. For those without meetings to attend, shopping, dining and attractions are just beyond the hotel doors in nearby destinations like St. Tropez, Cannes and Monaco. At this Juan les Pins property, living the good life is as easy as booking a room.

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