By BobP

After 6 months of closure for renovations, the legendary five-star private palace Hotel Negresco on the English Promenade reopened this month.  The hotel’s seafront façade has been newly whitened, balconies gilded
and the interior entirely restored by some of France’s top artisans.  The renovation was a “parting gift” by Jeanne Augier, the Hotel’s
87-year old owner, who wanted to leave her mark.

Globe Bleu President Bob Preston and Latin America Sales Manager Dario
van der Lündin were at the opening gala last week. The hotel’s very
talented chef Jean-Denis Rieubland – Meilleur Ouvrier de France 2007 –
concocted a fabulous and original meal – the best we’ve had at a large
gala.  Wines were fab and the dessert, in the form of the hotel’s dome, was amazing.  The entertainment was by Tzigane dancers in honor of the hotel’s founder, Henri Negrescu.

The just renovated Eiffel-designed verrière is resplendent with its impressive Baccarat Crystal chandelier.

When removing some of the glass, workers found a hidden fresco done by French painter Paul Gervais back in 1912.  The property’s priceless museum pieces are unparalleled in any hotel we know of.  One tableau of Louis XIV by Rigaud is one of only three in the world – the other two can be seen in the Louvre and at Versailles.  Priceless modern pieces by Moretti, Dali, Sosno, Gruau, Niki de Saint-Phalle are also on display.

We encourage you to (re-) discover this fabulous property and are proud to feature it as our partner hotel in Nice.

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