A gradual rebirth
Like a phoenix, this sleeping beauty has risen once more – a majestic building in honey and silver-grey tones – after over three years of work.
Having never been a hotel before, this wing of the building was transformed from scratch into four new levels to provide space for 103 unique and different rooms, a bar and a restaurant. A former marine cures centre, today it is home to an elegant and modern thalassotherapy institute and spa.
A design professional who oversees hotel projects around the world, Jean-Philippe Nuel also creates sets (for the salon Maison & Objet) and designs furniture for Ligne Roset and Cinna.
Still inspired by his studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he has maintained a young, fresh touch, meaning he throws himself body and soul into designing internal and external architecture, drawing inspiration from film and literature. Voir plus…
A timeless location: Deauville to port, Honfleur to starboard, this pearl of the Cote Fleurie was a fishing port in the Middle Ages, then was developed very early for tourism because of its attractions: namely its large beach of fine sand and its feeling of authenticity.
Both a port and a beach resort, the town has always attracted visitors because of its unique location. A legendary fish market, brasseries and fabled restaurants line its quayside where the style of the buildings lends a touch of elegance.
The history of the building
Second only to Dieppe, Trouville-sur-Mer became a favourite of the middle classes, the aristocracy and artists due to the benefits of bathing in the local sea water.
The beau monde flocked here to take a dip and then, in the evening, a promenade dressed in their best, with entertainment to while away evenings spent at the resort. The first casino, which quickly became too small, was an unmissable fixture on the social calendar. Voir plus…