NH Hotel Group has celebrated the début of its nhow brand in France with the inauguration of the nhow Marseille.   Offering everything from an intriguing sky-bar to an inviting spa, the new opening is the group’s fourth nhow hotel, with seven more in the pipeline.

The new establishment, previously operating under the NH trademark, has been transformed by Marseille-based architects and representatives of SHPB (Société Hôtelière du Palm Beach), Claire Fatosme and Christian Lefèvre, and Italian architect, Teresa Sapey.

Located on the Corniche waterfront, the new property offers 150 rooms, with an impressive 99 boasting balconies or terraces. An ideal destination on the Mediterranean coast, there’s also a host of amenities to try during this relaxing stay:

1 Sky-Bar
located on the third floor, this chic spot features an original chandelier made up of 4000 steel sardines, created by English artist Frances Bromley. With an eclectic and surprising artistic programme, it will be a benchmark in mixology and a meeting point to celebrate all kinds of events, both day and night.

2 Tunnel Bar
Found on the ground floor between the freshwater of the Roucas Blanc spring in the original part of the building and the salt water of the sea into which the first flows. This bar has been designed to represent both shade and light, coolness and heat that expresses the masterpiece of the décor designed by Teresa Sapey.

3 Cactus Bar
Nestled on the ground floor, the relaxing Cactus Bar evokes the exotic gardens of the Mediterranean coast and the bright Provençal sun.

4 Foodie experiences
Don’t miss a visit to the restaurant run by local chef Benjamin Mathieu and a roof bar, overlooking the Mediterranean. They have a hip and elegant atmosphere, and a simple and laid-back seaside chic, while the menu is playful, based on Mediterranean cuisine and using products that Benjamin Mathieu unearths to surprise the guests.

5 Phytomer spa
And… relax. This modern spa offers all of the brand’s signature treatments, as well a swimming pool at the sea’s edge, supplied by the Roucas Blanc spring.

The new establishment under the Group’s most chameleon-like brand joins the three existing nhow hotels in the cities of Berlin, Milan and Rotterdam.  These will be soon accompanied by seven new nhow hotels in Brussels, London, Rome, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Santiago de Chile and Lima.

nhow Marseille is the Company’s fourth hotel in France where it also has an NH Collection property, similarly located in Marseille, and two hotels operated under its NH Hotels trademark in the cities of Lyon and Nice. “France has become a priority market for us, particularly in the premium and luxury segments. Our aim is to open around 20 hotels, 10 under our high-end trademark NH Collection, two or three under our iconic nhow brand and seven under the NH brand”, said Hugo Rovira, Managing Director for NH Hotel Group in Southern Europe and the US.

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