History

HOTEL OF FIVE ARTS.

Literature, fashion, music, painting and hotellerie: creative energy and optimistic trust revolutionized history at the turn of the century and initiated the Belle Époque, an extraordinary social rebirth. Nice became, along with Cannes and Menton, an unmissable appointment for the world’s élite. The poet Stéphen Liegeard invented the name ‘Côte d’Azur’. The buildings and large hotels evoke a fantasy and luxury which you dream of and seem to raise a very hymn to pleasure.

In 1913, the well-known Swiss hotelier Baumgartner commissioned the design of the hotel from the architect Charles Dalmas (who had already designed the Carlton Hotel in Cannes). Nowadays, the building houses the Boscolo Exedra Nice. Originally called the ‘Hotel du Rhin’, it was deliberately built in the city center and is immersed in the greenery and tranquility of the Boulevard Victor Hugo, far from the more visited areas, and has always had a well-off and fortunate clientele who preferred such quiet to the crowds on the sea front.

The magnificent classical facade in Belle Époque style and the sumptuous interior decor inspired by the eighteenth century, seduce those who seek above all elegance, charm and style above all.