InterContinental Carlton Cannes

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The InterContinental Carlton Cannes is a 343-room luxury hotel built in 1911, located at 58 La Croisette in Cannes on the French Riviera and listed by the Government of France as a National Historic Building. During the Cannes Film Festival it is the most prestigious place to stay and the undisputed headquarters of motion picture industry deal-making. In April 2011, the prestigious hotel was sold by the investment bank Morgan Stanley to the Lebanese businessman Toufic Aboukhater, who owns several other iconic InterContinental hotels. Aboukhater sold the Carlton at the end of 2011 to Katara Hospitality, a Qatari investor.

Part of the InterContinental chain, the Carlton is famous for hosting movie stars from around the world during the annual Film Festival. The hotel was also featured in Elton John‘s well-known 1983 music video for the single, “I’m Still Standing“, and the exterior and interior features in New Order‘s 1993 music video for the single, “World (The Price of Love)“. More famously, the hotel was a central location for the Alfred Hitchcock film To Catch a Thief starring Grace Kelly and Cary Grant. In 1970 it featured in the Peter Sellers and Goldie Hawn comedy There’s a Girl in my Soup and exterior scenes were filmed at the entrance to the hotel and on the hotel beach. The hotel lobby scene and interior scenes were done on a film set.

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While staying at the Hotel Carlton during the 1955 Cannes Film Festival, Academy Award winning movie star Grace Kelly had an arranged meeting and photo shoot with Prince Rainier III of Monaco; they married in 1956.

The Carlton’s distinctive domes on both seaward corners were reputedly designed to resemble the breasts of Caroline Otero (“La Belle Otero“) the most famous courtesan of the French Riviera during the years surrounding World War I. The Carlton’s elegant seventh floor formal dining room was named La Belle Otero in her honour. This restaurant was closed and the entire seventh floor is a VIP floor comprising the hotel’s finest suites.

There are a couple of restaurants: the Carlton Restaurant on the ground floor with a large outdoor terrace; and the Carlton Beach Restaurant. There is one bar: the Carlton Bar which serves as a hotel lounge. La Petite Bar, off the entrance lobby was closed in 2015.

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