I have been running an unofficial series of posts on Head for Points about good hotels for redeeming your loyalty points in the south of France. This is because it is a popular weekend break destination from the UK, with flights from regional airports across the country, and can be expensive if you pay cash.
Last year I reported how Hyatt is taking over two of the best properties in Nice and Cannes. This is a great result for anyone with a stack of Hyatt Gold Passport points to redeem.
I also reviewed my stay at the InterContinental in Cannes (photo above), which included a visit to the Radisson SAS’s roof-top bar (photo below). These are also both available on points.
Marriott is the latest hotel group to launch a new luxury hotel in Nice.
AC Hotels, the Spanish group which entered into a branding agreement with Marriott in 2011, has just opened a property in Nice. Whilst the property was formerly a hotel, it has been fundamentally gutted and rebuilt. Set a few streets back from the beach, it has an attractive rooftop pool, below, and of course benefits from having brand new interiors. Some rooms also have sea views.