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By Elite Traveler | January 13 2020
Cannes, France attracts the rich and famous each May thanks to the Cannes Film Festival, and Hôtel Martinez, originally built in 1929, has been the obvious choice for the world’s most legendary stars since then. You can’t miss its grand, white facade right along the lively Boulevard de la Croisette, which is just steps from the beach. In 2018, Pierre-Yves Rochon completely revived the interior; it’s inspired by the rich colors of the French Riviera. Located on the top floor, the 17,975-sq-ft Penthouse Suite combines two private apartment-style suites. Each has two bedrooms, a lounge, dining room, sauna and vast outdoor terrace space with panoramic views of the ocean. There’s an understated yet sophisticated decor, which features dark-mahogany-wood furniture, velvet loungers and original lithographs from Picasso, Dufy and Staël.