The Palais Stephanie in Cannes to Become a JW Marriott Hotel
At this time of year, movie industry folks are more concerned about who's staying where, er...what films are premiering at Sundance but there's actually some rather news in Cannes right now...hotel news, that is.
JW Marriott Hotels will take over management of the Palais Stephanie sometime soon. From the announcement released in early December:
Marriott International, Inc. today announced a new addition to its luxury JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts portfolio, the 261-room JW Marriott Hotel Cannes. In early 2011, the stunning Palais Stephanie hotel, located on Cannes’ famous La Croisette, will be re-branded a JW Marriott Hotel under a management agreement with Jesta Group.
When we skipped over to the Palais Stephanie website, everything looked as normal. No JW Marriotization here. And JW Marriott has yet to list the hotel on their own website. So we're not sure when this change is happening.
It doesn't seem like anything inside the hotel will change too much, especially since the hotel was just renovated in late 2009. But judging from the language of the announcement, this hotel may change its name to the JW Marriott Cannes. Hmm...On the bright side, does using your Marriott Rewards points here make it better?
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