Carlton Cannes, A Regent Hotel, Cannes, France

Top 10 – Carlton Cannes

Iconic French Belle Epoque beauty, Carlton Cannes, was this year’s big winner at AHEAD Europe, taking home four awards including the coveted Hotel of the Year. The hotel’s recent redesign by Tristan Auer introduces modern touches to mark a new era of Regent resorts, characterised by bespoke furniture, a pared back colour palette and natural materials that retain the property’s sense of “understated luxury.” Elsewhere, the building’s historic features were restored to their original beauty, from the lobby’s century-old revolving wooden doors leading into a grand column-lined reception, complete with frescoed domes adorned with Venini chandeliers and a marble alcove concierge area. “A stunning refurbishment,” concurred the judges, “delivered with exquisite restraint and attention to detail.”