The Experience

Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel

An illustrious history befits a hotel that has always been at the social heart of Cannes. The site at 73, Boulevard De La Croisette has seen many incarnations of the building that is now known as the Hotel Martinez. It was originally a villa known as ‘La Coquette’ and built by English aristocrats during the real estate boom of the late nineteenth century. This villa was bought by the exiled King of Naples who renovated and extended the building to create the improved ‘Villa Marie-Thérèse’. For the next fifty years it was to be the focal point for the socialite scene of Cannes. Sadly, its reputation and splendor declined during the first world war and the latter years of the roaring twenties saw another new beginning for the hotel. Other large establishments were flourishing on La Croisette at this time and the Chairman of the Société des Grands Hôtels de Cannes, Mr Emmanuel Martinez took the decision to demolish the building and from these ruins the largest hotel in the region was to be constructed – the Hotel Martinez.

On the 17th February 1929 Hotel Martinez opened its doors as the largest hotel on the French Riviera and a new era began. Two years later, the enterprising hoteliers of Cannes got together and took the decision to stay open throughout the summer as well as the usual winter period, and the summer season was established. After the Second World War the Hotel Martinez was the scene for many celebrations and so this tradition has continued to the present day.

January 2003 was a significant date in the hotel’s more recent history, when the magnificent new entrance and lobby were unveiled. With its extended canopy and larger forecourt, every guest has the opportunity to make their grand entrance. In April 2004, the spotlight was on the hotel’s private beach, Zplage, the largest along La Croisette and the reconfiguration provided space for 400 sun lounges both on the beach itself and on a large pontoon.

Hotel Martinez continues with a reputation as the focal point for society in Cannes and its history grows richer with each passing year.


In the South of France, on the French Riviera, conveniently located on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, the luxury Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez hotel is a beautiful sight. Its timeless silhouette towers over the famous Boulevard de la Croisette, one of the main touristic curiosities of Cannes. The Croisette is the meeting place of celebrities and tourists all year round who come here for a relaxing time. Offering a direct access to its private beach, our sea front hotel is also a threshold to cross in order to discover the most typical and original neighbourhoods of Cannes.

In the port of Cannes, one can admire yachts and fishermen boats side by side and let his imagination wander. In the centre of the city, famous designers unveil the latest trends in their chic boutiques. Cafés and restaurants invite you under the coolness of their sun umbrellas to try their surprising menus.

By its privilaged location, our palace in Cannes has become a reference among European resorts since its early years in the 1930s. On this page, the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez hotel gives you an idea of the beautiful discoveries you will be making during your next stay in Cannes.

Hotel Activities
Fitness Centre
Kid’s Club

Area Activities
Festival de Cannes
A day at the Museum
Luxury and delight, close to Juan-les-Pins
Shopping in Cannes
Palais des Festivals et des Congrès
Vieux Port, Cannes, walk


La Palme d’Or – The restaurant La Palme d’Or is a unique sensory and culinary experience, with 2 Michelin stars since 1991 and 4 toques GaultMillau.

Le Ralais – Le Relais features a chic, glamorous Art Deco setting, highly evocative of the Belle Epoque and “Champagne on the beach in the thirties”.

Le Bar L’Amiral – If the palace’s famous bar in Cannes has today become an institution on the Côte d’Azur, it owes its success to its very friendly team and to the wonderful atmosphere created by the music played every night.

Restaurant Zplage – Enjoy the Zplage bar of the hotel’s seaside area, the will propose you a refreshing drink among a large selection of cocktails and freshly squeezed fruit juices. In the summertime, fireworks and colored dinners will animate the evenings.


Located on the 7th floor of the Grand Hyatt Cannes Martinez hotel L.RAPHAEL Beauty Spa offers you a special refuge from the stress of everyday life. The entire floor is dedicated to the L.RAPHAEL philosophy, built on the Seven Foundations of Beauty – each of which will be incorporated into a personalized program designed for your needs and desires. Guests Receive:

  • For 2014 & 2015
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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