IHG to switch branding at Carlton Cannes

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IHG Hotels & Resorts is in the process of rebranding its luxury InterContinental Carlton Cannes property in the south of France to join its Regent Hotels & Resorts portfolio.

The site will reopen as Carlton Cannes, a Regent Hotel in spring 2023 after a two-year multi-million Euro redevelopment.

Partnership continuation

This move is a continuation of IHG’s longstanding partnership with the hotel’s owner and developer Katara Hospitality, which is based in Qatar.

The property will become a flagship within the new generation of Regent Hotels & Resorts, as the brand – part of IHG’s luxury and lifestyle collection – returns to reimagine modern luxury once more.

Grand renovation

Carlton Cannes, a Regent Hotel will have 332 rooms and 37 branded residences, designed by French interior designer Tristan Auer. The grand-scale renovation programme preserves the hotel’s historic features, including its façade, whilst creating a modern-day property that echoes the Regent design philosophy.

The property’s Belle Epoque façade, framed by twin domes, occupies the frontage of an entire city block overlooking the beachfront promenade, La Croisette.

The addition of Carlton Cannes to the Regent portfolio marks a milestone in the reimagination of the luxury brand since it joined IHG in 2018. Carlton Cannes will join the new era of Regent along with Chongqing, Shanghai and Phu Quoc.

Serene and sensational

Andrew Humphries, acting CEO of Katara Hospitality, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be working with IHG to transform the Carlton Cannes into a Regent Hotel, providing an inspiring gateway from which to explore the wonders of the French Riviera. Our aim is to deliver the serene and sensational at every turn. Our significant and continued investment will ensure that the hotel will stand the test of time for many years to come.”

Kenneth Macpherson, EMEAA regional CEO, IHG, said: “With a long history of hosting royalty, dignitaries and stars of stage and screen, the Carlton Cannes is one of the world’s most iconic hotels. It is an icon of Riviera glamour, and we look forward to working with strategic partner Katara Hospitality to bring the reimagined Regent experience to life at the Carlton Cannes. This is just the start of our ambition to grow the brand further across Europe.”

Pipeline projects

Meanwhile in Asia, Regent Hong Kong will shortly come back to Victoria Harbour after a full renovation and is set to be closely followed by the opening of Regent Bali Canggu in April.

Other sites in the eight-newbuild Regent pipeline include Regent Riyadh King Abdullah Financial District, a 216-key site opening in Saudi Arabia in Q3 2023; in the same quarter, Regent Jakarta will join the portfolio in the Indonesian capital, delivering 127 rooms; and Regent Kyoto, an 86-room property set in a landscaped garden, scheduled to complete in the Japanese city in Q1 2024.