Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Hotel – Luxury
  • Company/Firm
    David Collins Studio Ltd
  • Lead Designer
    Simon Rawlings, Creative Director, David Collins Studio
  • Other Designer(s)
    Lewis Taylor, Roslyn Keet, Louise Lythe
  • Architect
    Jean Paul Gomis Architecture
  • Interior Designer
    David Collins Studio Ltd
  • Hospitality
    NH Hotels / Minor Hotels
  • Construction Company
  • Photo Credit
    Ben Broomfield
  • Location
    Nice, Côte d'Azur, France
  • Project Date
    15th December 2022
  • Developer
    Minor Hotels

Following a two-year full closure and renovation, the public areas and F&B offers at Anantara Nice Plaza are sensitive to the building’s architecture and prime Nice waterfront location. Luxurious and unusual materials are strategically placed at key touch points and high-traffic areas for most effect. For example, as the first space hotel guests arrive to when checking into the hotel, the reception features custom art pieces by Saul Cathcart and Jude Cassidy, which inject layers of colour and texture to the space.
Interiors are architecturally stripped back, with classical forms treated in contemporary ways. Stucco plaster finishes, limed oak and natural stone are layered with unique materials and unexpected injections of colour via bespoke artwork. Objet, furniture and lighting in organic shapes reference boats, shells and the sea’s waves - inspired by the Hotel’s iconic waterfront location. A neutral palette is punctuated by an unexpected use of colour, with green upholstery and colourful largescale art pieces.

Founded in 1985, David Collins Studio is an award-winning interior design, architecture and product Studio, creating internationally recognised hospitality, residential and retail destinations across the globe, from New York and Hong Kong to Seoul and the Middle East. The Studio works with brands that represent the best in their fields as well as private clients who share its obsession with detail, craft and refinement.

Other prizes
SBID International Design Awards 2022 - The Bryanston Show Apartment (Show Apartments & Developments Winner) The International Design & Architecture Awards 2022 - Nobu Hotel London Portman Square (Best Hotel Design Accolade Award) Country & Townhouse 2021 - 50 Finest Interior Designers