Photography by Ben Broomfield
Following a two-year full closure and renovation, David Collins Studio has designed the public areas and F&B rooftop spaces at Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel, for NH Hotels. The design celebrates the golden era of the Côte d’Azur, preserving the historic building whilst emphasising the hotel’s impressive coastal location.
Dating back to the 19th century Belle Epoque architectural style, the building has a rich history as a grand hotel in the ‘salon of Europe’. The brief focused on a desire for the interiors to reflect and emphasise this rich history, as well as the prime waterfront location and unparalleled views over the Baie des Anges. As such, the design concept is heavily inspired by Nice’s locale, with bespoke furniture and lighting that reference the sea and its organic forms.
The hotel is set in an iconic location in the French Riviera, an area which historically has inspired a plethora of artists and writers. We took references from the location, creating a contemporary narrative that informed the palette of materials.