The iconic Palais Miramar Hotel has been around since the beginning of the 20th century. located on the famous Croisette Boulevard and facing the ocean, the location makes this building an ideal spot for Cannes accommodation. Here’s a quick history lesson on the past and present Palais Miramar, one of the best options for group accommodation bookings for Cannes events! Let’s start with a blast from the past.
During the early 20th century, Cannes felt it was lacking sufficient luxury hotel accommodation for their wealthier clients. Initially it was constructed as one of the major luxury hotels of Cannes, making this the spot for the elite. You can’t imagine just how much work went into the construction of this almost 4000m2 hotel. The total time it took for the construction of the Palais Miramar was just one impressive year, from 1928-1929.
After the occupation in WWII, the Miramar was out of operation for obvious safety reasons, and ceased to exist as the grand hotel it once was. The Palais was renovated and reconstructed in 1955 by the local Cannes-born architect Eugène Lizero.
Today, this outstanding building functions essentially as a condominium while maintaining a hotel feel. In the hallways that they have maintained the essence of the hotel in the 20s, though inside the rooms they are clearly apartments. Additionally, there is still a concierge to receive guests staying in the building.
The Palais is located in between two of the still-remaining luxury hotels, The InterContinental Carlton Cannes and the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez. Because it is located on the Croisette Boulevard, this building is a famous meeting and reference point in Cannes during events.
Often times group bookings can be extremely hectic and stressful for Personal Assistants or Marketing Assistants. You have to factor in all of the specifications for each member of the group, organise their flight details, schedule transfers to their various accommodations at specific timings…etc.
It’s a mess, and the bigger the company is, the more challenging the management becomes. Because of the hassle, companies spend thousands of euros booking hotels, just to keep their groups together.
The Palais Miramar offers over 100 apartments, all ranging in different sizes and styles, without the hotel prices. Depending on the event the group is attending, Akommo can provide anywhere from 30-40 apartments for group bookings. On top of the central location, the Miramar is easy to find, historical, and provides an affordable way to keep a group together!
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the amount of tasks you still need to check-off before your next event, we can help. Akommo books corporate group accommodation every year, for events such as MIPIM, MIPCOM and Cannes Lions! Want to have one less stress to deal with? We’ve been organising transfers and group bookings since 2008 in Cannes. Meet your Free Account Manager and get your booking taken care of early for your next Cannes event!