[PDF] press conference – 25/04/2013

ROOMS & SUITES The decoration of the rooms and suites evokes both the the history of the place (retro style bathtubs and embroidered throws) and the refinement offered, (bathrooms that open onto the guest rooms, mirrors, and full length living walls).

BRASSERIE «LES FENÊTRES» A traditional French brasserie would not have sufficed. Bench seats, the glass and mirrors, Place this in the centre of a contemporary interpretation, giving the whole place a cer tain intimacy. A unique contrast is achieved by the parallel juxtaposition of the restored historical wall and the modern wall symbolized by the glass.

THE «CAPIAN BAR» History is expressed in the 18th century paintings that represent the Bay of Marseille, in the colour blue that is traditional to Marseille used for the seating. The bar and brasserie extend out to the terrace with its superb view over the “Vieux-Por t” and Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica.


The interior design combines 5 star luxury and the character of this unique setting. The city of Marseille and the Mediterranean sea inspired the distinctive flair and subtlety found here that still retains its inherent character. The decoration is the very essence of Marseille and Provence, in a truly typical setting full of the history of the city and the surrounding region.

JEAN-PHILIPPE NUEL Architect and interior Designer Jean-Philippe Nuel’s creativity stems from his personal story. Born to a family of architects, he studied Les Beaux Ar ts in Paris before taking par t in a number of competitions (he won one presided by Kenzo Tange) that allowed him to become an undeniable force in the field of hotel design. Here he found an outlet for his creativity. With each new project, he refined the ar t of creating a new generation of hotels and luxury resor ts, where the guestis never overawed by ostentation or impersonal decoration. According to Jean-Philippe Nuel, the creativity within the hotel industry “anchors his roots in the reality of each project, making him a magician and an interpreter of the dreams that are within reach of every client.” Like a stage director, Jean-Philippe Nuel breathes life into the places he designs, giving the setting a distinct personality that will be a par t of the city or region in which it is constructed.

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