The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest-growing hotel groups worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has opened the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nantes directed by general manager Cyril Casabo. The company’s youngest French flagship is housed in the former Court of Justice (Palais de Justice) – an elegant building that was constructed in 1851 and served as the Nantes law court until 2000.
The first class hotel’s design maintains many former features, and combines them with a contemporary style. Guests can enjoy 142 modern rooms, dine in the former court room, use state-of-the-art conference facilities, and relax in the deluxe spa.
The city of Nantes is one of the most attractive and dynamic places in the western part of France, and a cultural haven of history and modern art.
Architect Jacques Cholet and interior designer Jean-Philippe Nuel have created a true jewel. Behind the classic facade, the 142 modern guest rooms – among them 15 junior suites and five suites – feature brown tones and white furniture exclusively designed for the hotel, decorative art iconographies that remind guests of masterpieces shown in museums of Nantes, spacious bathrooms, and Radisson Blu signature services like free high-speed internet access.
The hotel’s main restaurant L’Assise is located in the former court room; it has been re-invented as a unique contemporary restaurant where chef Frédéric Laval combines traditional and modern recipes from the region. The former trial judge section now serves as the restaurant’s wine cellar. In the evening, the upper walls of the room are transformed into a projection screen creating a modern ambiance for diners in this storied locale.
At the glamourous bar Le Préambule guests can order delicious cocktails and a variety of wines. Aligned with grandiose columns, the bar features a white wing used as a unique hosting table.
For business travellers, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nantes offers six meeting rooms that range in size from 37 to 76sqm and can accommodate 95 guests. Each room provides free high-speed internet access, modern business facilities, and the savoir faire of the experienced meetings and events teams. Also the impressive historical hotel lobby and a unique space on the mezzanine level are available to host unique events in an exceptional setting.