SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

October 30, 2014 10:19 ET

Luxury Hotel's Seasonal Menus and Events Let Visitors Savor the Good Life in Antibes

From Halloween to Beaujolais Nouveau, the AC Hotel Ambassadeur Antibes - Juan les Pins Celebrates in Style

JUAN LES PINS, FRANCE--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2014) - As the days grow shorter and the beach becomes less a destination and more of a view, the AC Hotel Ambassadeur Antibes - Juan les Pins focuses on France's other great attractions: food and wine. With a happy hour that combines a chic ambience with expertly crafted cocktails, a Beaujolais Nouveau celebration and even a special Halloween menu all on the calendar, there's never a dull -- or unpalatable -- moment at this hotel's French Riviera restaurants.

As the preeminent lounge bar in Antibes, Blu Lounge already enjoys a reputation for sophisticated style and sips. But from 5 to 7 p.m., guests can enjoy their mojitos, black Russians, Cointreau fizzes and more at a 50% discount. Champagne cocktails, a carefully culled selection of whiskies, wines and beers are also available. And with such significant savings on the drinks, happy hour is a perfect time to try the rest of the lounge's menu, which includes salads, sandwiches and a range of entrees, like beef tartar and chicken-and-vegetable stir-fry.

While happy hour is a good idea every day, those who find themselves staying at this hotel in Juan les Pins, France over Halloween can enjoy a ghoulishly good celebratory meal. The three-course menu, available at BLU Lounge, includes a mouthwatering assortment of seasonal offerings. Guests begin by tucking into pumpkin soup with coconut milk and crispy bacon before moving on to the main entrée of Cajun-style pork ribs. And while there are no tricks, there is one delicious treat: chocolate cake for dessert.

Available for just EUR 29 per person, the Halloween menu is a great way to experience this stunning Antibes restaurant with a terrace. But if guests drop in on a different day, they can still enjoy the winning combination of ambience and epicurean delights. As a sponsor of Un Toit Pour les Abeilles (A Roof for the Bees), the hotel receives approximately 100 pots of honey, some of which will be transformed into not-to-miss desserts like Honey Crème Brûlée and a tart made from honey and pine nuts.

Those who prefer sips to sweets shouldn't miss Blu Lounge's Beaujolais Nouveau event, either. Between November 20 and 22, guests can drink in the excitement of the wine's release with a special cheese-and-charcuterie platter specially composed to complement the young red wine. (Beaujolais Nouveau is fermented for only a few weeks.) The limited-time nature of the event matches that of the wine, which means that the EUR 20 experience (EUR 15 per platter; EUR 5 per glass of Beaujolais) is as much about memories as it is about gastronomy. And that's a philosophy that informs this hotel all year long.

About the AC Hotel Ambassadeur Antibes - Juan les Pins
Welcoming guests to the heart of the French Riviera is the coolly elegant AC Hotel Ambassadeur Antibes - Juan les Pins. Inside the recently renovated property, travelers discover a contemporary aesthetic enriched by lavish finishes (think leather, teak and stone) and rounded out by exclusive amenities. The 221 guest rooms feature balconies and flat-screen televisions, while four restaurants celebrate regional culinary traditions in an exciting range of dishes. Elsewhere on property, guests can stay productive within the 19 conference rooms or at the convention center, which enjoys direct access to the hotel. They can also indulge in the property's more relaxing features like the private beach, lagoon-style pool, indoor pool, fitness center and sauna. Nearby attractions like St. Tropez, Cannes and Monaco are easily accessed, although guests may be reluctant to leave the sumptuous comfort of this distinctive destination.

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