Renaissance to reflag Cote d’Azur resort hotel

JUAN-LES-PINS, FRANCE Renaissance Hotels will reflag the 221-key Hotel Ambassadeur in the Cote d’Azur resort town of Juan-les-Pins in early 2012.

Renaissance Antibes Juan-les-Pins Hotel will launch under a management agreement with Jesta Group. The property joins the soon-to-open JW Marriott Hotel Cannes as Marriott continues to grow its presence on France’s famed Cote d’ Azur.

Juan-les-Pins, located on the Mediterranean Sea between Nice and Cannes, is a popular holiday destination with the international jet-set. Hotel Ambassadeur is located in the heart of Juan-les-Pins, near La Pinede Gould, which hosts the annual Jazz A Juan International Jazz Festival.

“We are very excited to partner with Jesta Group on this tremendous opportunity to bring our lifestyle Renaissance brand to the beautiful Cote d’ Azur,” says Amy McPherson, president and managing director for Marriott International in Europe. “Renaissance Hotels are all about discovery and offering unique experiences to our guests. We are thrilled to add this newest gem, so perfect for the destination, to the Renaissance Hotels collection.”

The hotel underwent a multimillion-euro renovation in 2009.

Last year, Marriott announced its goal of doubling its portfolio in Europe by 2015. T Renaissance Antibes Juan-les-Pins and JW Marriott Cannes join 23 other hotels currently in the company’s Europe pipeline.