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IHG expands footprint in Southern France

Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn Express NiceIHG Hotels & Resorts is growing its Premium & Essentials Collections in France with the recent openings of Crowne Plaza Nice – Grand Arenas and Holiday Inn Express Nice – Grand Arenas in partnership with HPVA HOTELS. Located on the stunning French Riviera, both hotels are less than a five-minute tram ride from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport and just ten minutes from Nice city centre.

Nice, on the south-east coast of France, is famed for its sunny seaside location and has been a popular tourist destination for centuries. Over the last few years, the city has been building its reputation as Côte d’Azur’s business hub and is home to a vibrant tech and start-up scene.

As one of the world’s largest Premium hotel brands, Crowne Plaza deeply understands ‘Work/Life Blend’ and that business travel isn’t just about business – it’s about balancing work and life to feel both successful and fulfilled. The 129 guest rooms at Crowne Plaza Nice – Grand Arenas have a distinct contemporary design that perfectly integrates work and personal spaces – helping the modern business traveller integrate work and personal through the purposeful design. The earthy tones throughout the rooms are brought to life with earthenware pottery in midnight blue tones and gilded brass touches offer guests a warm and relaxed feel with a touch of elegance.

Located on the top floor of the hotel is the exclusive Club Lounge, offering a place of solitude for those wishing to host one-on-one meetings, or to relax with a drink in hand while enjoying incredible views of the city. On the same floor is the Fitness Centre which has free access for hotel guests and offers a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment and a Swedish hot stone sauna.

For some downtime after a long day, the hotel’s BALM Restaurant & Bar offers responsibly sourced, simple, and tasty bistro-chic dishes, using fresh and local products. Signature dishes include roasted swordfish, tagliatelle with Iberian pork and white chocolate pana cotta.

With a total of 450m² of event space complete with large windows, a central glass canopy and eight flexible rooms to accommodate up to 150 people – it’s perfect for those planning future business events or meetings. With IHG’s Meet With Confidence programme, guests have the flexibility to book future meetings and events with zero cancellation fees at participating hotels. Whatever the business need, a dedicated Crowne Plaza Meeting Director will ensure every event is a success.

Adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Nice- Grand Arenas is the Holiday Inn Express Nice – Grand Arenas, designed for savvy travellers who are on the move and who value a simple and smart travel experience.

Holiday Inn Express Nice – Grand Arenas has 131 modern rooms, designed with a mix of soft and warm tones, and equipped with the latest technology including a Smart TV and free Wi-Fi. Guests will have everything they need including a power shower, flexible workspace, and the promise of a great night’s sleep with both firm and soft pillows on every bed, a plush duvet and plenty of bedside power outlets.

In the hotel’s lobby, guests will find tables with integrated power – all part of the brand’s Next Generation design solutions aimed at enhancing guest experience and equipping travellers with everything they need for a great stay. A mix of seating styles provide a welcoming space for guests to work or relax. The Express Café & Bar is an integrated lobby and food and drink space, providing a “pit-stop” for guests with a wide range of choices. The brand’s Express Start breakfast is included in the room rate for all guests.

Eric Talou, General Manager of Crowne Plaza Nice – Grands Arenas and Holiday Inn Express Nice- Grand Arenas, commented: “We have so been looking forward to finally opening the doors to these two hotels as they are a great addition to IHG’s portfolio in France. Nice’s Éco-Vallée business district has so much to offer current and future companies wishing to set up in Nice and we are looking forward to being able to host those coming for a business trip or a holiday on the coast. We are confident that guests will be able to find the accommodation that best suits them, whether that be at the Crowne Plaza or the Holiday Inn Express.”

While visiting an IHG hotel, guests can be reassured that cleanliness is top of mind throughout each step of their stay. The company’s longstanding commitment to rigorous cleaning procedures has been enhanced with the IHG Way of Clean programme developed with Ecolab and Diversey, both world leaders in hygiene and cleaning technologies. As part of the IHG family of brands, both hotels offer guests additional peace of mind with the IHG Clean Promise.

IHG Hotels & Resorts has more than 60* hotels in France across its Luxury & Lifestyle, Premium and Essentials Collections, and a further 20* in its development pipeline due to open in the next 3-5 years.

Prices start from €155 at Crowne Plaza Nice – Grand Arenas and €65 at Holiday Inn Express Nice – Grand Arenas. IHG Rewards members will receive exclusive member rates and save more when they book direct at ihg.com.

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