InterContinental Carlton Cannes Reflagged As Regent


InterContinental Carlton Cannes, which closed for extensive renovations in September 2020, will reopen in Spring 2023 as Regent.

Carlton Cannes is a historic and iconic hotel that is more than 110 years old and owned by Katara Hospitality, a company owned by the government of Qatar.

You can access the Carlton Cannes website here.

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Press Release from IHG:

IHG Hotels & Resorts partners with owner and developer Katara Hospitality to continue the development of its luxury & lifestyle portfolio in France

MONDAY DECEMBER 5 – CANNES: IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has today announced an historic addition to its Regent Hotels & Resorts portfolio – a continuation of its partnership with the hotel’s owner and developer Katara Hospitality.

The announcement celebrates the longstanding partnership between IHG Hotels & Resorts and Carlton Cannes owner Katara Hospitality, an award-winning Qatar-based global hotel developer and operator with over 50 years of experience in luxury hospitality.

Carlton Cannes, a Regent Hotel will open in Spring 2023 after a two-year multi-million Euro redevelopment. The property will become a flagship property within the new generation of Regent Hotels & Resorts, as the brand – part of IHG’s Luxury & Lifestyle Collection – returns to reimagine modern luxury once more.

Mr Andrew Humphries, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Katara Hospitality, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to be working with IHG to transform the Carlton Cannes into a Regent Hotel, providing an inspiring gateway from which to explore the wonders of the French Riveira. Our aim is to deliver the serene and sensational at every turn. Our significant and continued investment will ensure that the hotel will stand the test of time for many years to come.”

Kenneth Macpherson, EMEAA Regional CEO, IHG Hotels & Resorts, said:

“With a long history of hosting royalty, dignitaries and stars of stage and screen, the Carlton Cannes is one of the world’s most iconic hotels. It is an icon of Riviera glamour, and we look forward to working with strategic partner Katara Hospitality to bring the reimagined Regent experience to life at the Carlton Cannes. This is just the start of our ambition to grow the brand further across Europe.”

Carlton Cannes, a Regent Hotel will have 332 rooms and 37 branded residences, designed by revered French interior designer Tristan Auer, known for his singular approach, polyhedral aesthetics and exquisite vision with just a touch of irreverence. The grand-scale renovation programme skillfully preserves the hotel’s historic features, including its legendary façade, whilst creating a modern-day masterpiece that echoes the design philosophy of new Regent Hotels & Resorts. Guests staying at Calton Cannes – a Regent Hotel will experience the brand’s distinctive new hallmarks.

The epitome of elegance and the ‘Grande Dame’ of Cannes’ hotel scene, the property’s majestic Belle Epoque façade, framed by twin domes, occupies the frontage of an entire city block overlooking the prestigious beachfront promenade, La Croisette.

Carlton Cannes is one of eight Regent properties in the pipeline for IHG and will be a brand flagship property in Europe.


Two InterContinental flagships of Hong Kong and Cannes will be under the Regent brands. How long will it take for the Amstel and Le Grand to be reflagged too?

I find it very unfortunate that IHG, as InterContinental Hotels Group, is cannibalizing its namesake and historic brand by moving better-performing hotels under the Regent flag.

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