Evoking the carefree spirit of the French Riviera, Hôtel Martinez in Cannes is the Art Deco grande dame of La Croisette, where A-Listers and discerning travellers have flocked since the 1920s. In the latest stage of its multi-million-pound on-going refurbishment, the hotel has unveiled an expansive new garden area designed as a tranquil refuge from the cacophony of the streets outside. L’Oasis du Martinez is an over 30,000-square-foot haven comprising four dedicated wellness spaces and surrounded by lush botanical gardens. Accessible only to hotel guests, L’Oasis du Martinez includes a new fitness centre – an all-glass building with unobstructed views of the surrounding vegetation – and a striking gold-rimmed Klein blue swimming lane heated year-round, in addition to a pool bar serving wellness drinks prepared with fresh fruits and botanicals.
Amongst the lush gardens, which offer both tropical and Provençal feels, lies the Spa by Carita – the first flagship Carita spa outside of Paris. Founded in 1945 by sisters Maria and Rosy Carita, the Carita brand has been associated with ultra-premium skincare and exceptional beauty professionalism for over 75 years – boasting a similar heritage to Hôtel Martinez. The spa features seven therapy rooms, including two salons for private treatments, bespoke areas for hairdressing, a barber shop, a tearoom, a quiet room, and a hammam.