Design hotel in New Town & Promenade des Anglais

Crusted with curlicues, swashes and balconies, this magnificent belle-époque mansion looks like the architectural equivalent of a wedding cake. Despite the old-world exterior, inside is one of Nice’s sexiest, smartest design hotels. Everything from the furniture and fabrics to the bathrooms, art works and parquetry are brilliant white with the odd hint of ivory. The icing is a super-chic spa and pool.