The InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu: opening soon

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    Marseille is set to welcome a new exquisite luxury hotel opening within the heart of the city on April 25th: the InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu.Perched atop Le Panier, the oldest part of France’s second largest city, InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu is a majestic XVIIIth century building, a former Hotel Dieu.

    The building, designed by a nephew of Mansart, contains impressive staircases, vaulted passage ways and large terraces, overlooks the city and offers spectacular views of the Vieux Port and the iconic Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica.

    A magnificent location for a unique building that is a listed monument!

    The InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu is the most significant and impressive of Marseille’s 5* hotels, offering 194 rooms, including 22 suites. 72 rooms showcase sensational, panoramic views of the Vieux Port and a number of suites have imposing private terraces overlooking the stunning city centre.

    From the hotel windows one has the impression of being within the beating heart of this bustling, ancient city which, due to its booming tourism and cruise industry, has been nominated European Capital of Culture in 2013.

    Entrusted to the capable hands and creativity of Jean-Philippe Nuel, a renowned expert in luxury hotel design, the architecture of the InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu remains faithful to the spirit and the history of this venerable institution. Its minimality echoes the ancient monuments of the city, while also drawing its inspiration from the Mediterranean Ocean, the cradle of civilization.

    Daniel Fountain / 15.04.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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