Thanks to its unique location and magical colors, Nice has already attracted many artists and tourists. But did you know that for meetings and events the city is also a perfect choice ? It is the second most popular conference destination in France. On top of its rich history and heritage, it is also a forward-thinking city which has kept up to speed with innovation. Discover below why meeting in Nice is the right choice for your next event.
Nice, an innovative city
A pioneer in tourism at the beginning of the 19th century, when it was frequented by English and Russian aristocrats, the French Riviera has since continued to attract an ever increasing number of visitors. Served by France's second busiest airport, it is also a top cruise port. However, behind its coastline dotted with palm trees there lies a city that sees a future beyond its tourist appeal and, in recent years, has set its sights on innovation. It is now often referred to as a "smart city", highlighting the collaborative potential of technologies. Becoming a green city, focusing on research, and attracting innovative companies are the metropolis's new mottoes and it has been increasingly expanding towards the West of the city. The construction of the Allianz Riviera Stadium and the Eco Valley project are a result of this initiative and ambition. At the same time, Nice's old city center has also been receiving special attention. This part currently remains the soul of the city. Colored façades and baroque buildings speak of its Italian past while the Promenade des Anglais conjures up the splendor of the Belle Epoque. Right above, Castle Hill is still the best vantage point for admiring the bay and the shoreline studded with lavish villas and gardens.
Meet in Radisson Blu Nice for your events
To get a front row seat in this incomparable destination, the Promenade des Anglais remains a coveted spot and is also the prime location of the Radisson Blu Hotel Nice. It has an ideal location in Nice as it is by the sea and easily accessible from the airport (only 10 minutes away). For MICE it offers the largest capacity in the entire city with 331 newly refurbished rooms and suites, 60% of which with a stunning sea view. The hotel hosts 11 meeting and banquet rooms on a total surface area of 1400 m². In Summer 2018 the last M&E spaces will be fully renovated, thus ending a several year refurbishment program for the whole establishment. Last but not least you can enjoy a panoramic roof terrace with a swimming pool, and a beach club in front of the hotel that can be privately hired on demand for a dinner or a cocktail party.
A hub for events and conferences
With an environment blessed by the gods, Nice itself provides organizers with a perfect stage for any event. You can have as your backdrop the Arènes de Cimiez gardens, Phoenix Park and its tropical greenhouses, or one of the 15 beaches along the Promenade des Anglais that can be made private. And of course the city also has numerous locations that are suitable for event planning. Conferences can be held at the Acropolis Palace which has cutting-edge technological equipment, while Allianz Riviera, the multi-purpose stadium designed for Euro 2016, welcomes companies into its spaces. Many museums also invite events as well, notably prestigious institutions like MAMAC and the National Marc Chagall Museum. Some exceptional locations, such as the Nice Côte d’Azur Opera House, the Villa Arson, and the Château de Bellet, perched high above the city, can also host exclusive receptions. That is unless you simply prefer a dine-around format in the restaurants of the Cours Saleya, in the heart of the historic old city.