Cannes: playground of movie stars and European jetters. I certainly felt like one when I checked in to our sea-view rooms at the Hotel Martinez. The Art Deco hotel facing the brilliant turquoise Bay of Cannes on the fashionable Boulevard de la Croisette is one of the French Riviera's finest and its recently refinished suites are fit for a 1930s screen siren. Our suite had four(!) balconies overlooking the hotel's pool and private beach, an alabaster marble bathroom the size of a small studio apartment fully stocked with Hermès toiletries, and the kind of closet a New York City girl would kill for. I could have very happily spent the whole summer there, sunning myself on the beach while white-uniformed waiters delivered my chilled rosé. Maybe someday.
A note on Hotel Martinez's history, from it's website: