Hotel design is a fast developing area. As many hotels are located in places, where every square meter costs a lot, architects and designers try to use space wisely. Earlier, this concerned mostly inside of the property. These days, outside design is a new trend and every square foot is designed with creativity. Hotel Majestic Barriere in Cannes, France, decided to follow the new trend and redesigned its beachfront space to make it more stylish and convenient to use at the same time.
The design of the beach was developed by architect Jean-Philippe Nuel, who wanted to make not only a visually attractive, but also an eco-friendly space. The main idea was to make the 351-guestroom hotel to cause little to no negative impact on the environment. This was done through wide usage of portable elements. The new pontoon has enough space for 100 guests if dining and for 200 if drinking cocktails. There is also a tented area for up to 1000 guests that can be set up on the beach when needed and taken away when not. There are certainly permanent offerings too. The beach area has enough space for 400 sun bathers, and the VIP area has its own accommodations made in the day-bed-like style. The beach also has two restaurants that serve Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine. The Mediterranean one, Restaurant La Plage Majestic-Barriere works all year, while Kinugawa will be open only in summer.