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  • Writer's pictureNicole Ruskell

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Riviera Chic!

The iconic Hotel Martinez on the Croisette in Cannes is pulling out all the stops for the most memorable French Riviera NYE celebrations.

Hotel Martinez in winter

If there is one hotel that optimises the look and feel of the French Riviera, it is the Hotel Martinez. Cool, breezy, chic and azur blue, this 5-star Palace on the Croisette in Cannes was built at the height of the Art Deco period and the gleaming white structure stands along a row of magnificent Palaces lining the Mediterranean shore. In the spring and summer, it's where you'll find the stars glamming it up for the red carpet. But during the holiday season, the typically low period for travel, the Martinez continues to glitter and glow as it puts on quite the celebration for the end of the year.

Whether enjoying their opulent New Year's Day Brunch, the sophisticated 8-course New Year's Eve dinner at Le Palme d'Or, or booking their fun New Year’s Eve soirée “In 3 Acts”, the Martinez is the place to ring in 2023 in grande style!

Fancy a staycation? With their New Year’s dinner and room package, check-in to the hotel and take a wellness break in their new state-of-the-art spa, L’Oasis du Maritnez then the NYE soirée in 3 acts taking you to the countdown to the fireworks illuminating the starry sky of Cannes. Dance the night away with their DJ and luxuriate on the first day of 2023 with breakfast and 3 pm check-out. Request the Réveillon du Jour de l’An package (from 1300 euros).

31 December

A Fairytale New Year's in 3 Acts

Act I

Cocktail party from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm with open champagne

Start your festive evening in the warm atmosphere of the Garden, around the fountain adorned with lanterns, while enjoying glasses of champagne and culinary animations with music by "The Big Lebowswing". Four talented musicians combine their energy and style to reinterpret your favourite classics during the aperitif and dinner.

Act II

3-course dinner from 8pm to midnight


  • Ravioli with wild mushrooms, hazelnuts and glazed pumpkin, cappuccino of foie gras

  • Carpaccio of scallops, green apple and basil marinade, crunchy tuile


  • Seared Scallops, truffled leeks with coastal flavours

  • Beef fillet cooked in a casserole, truffled mashed potatoes for 2 persons


  • Le croquant, meringue and clementine, notes of nougat and sweet spices

  • Alliance of Piedmont hazelnuts and lemon


From 10pm

Prolong the magic of New Year's Eve until the end of the night at the Martinez Club in the prestigious salon Le Festival. Enjoy more champagne and sweet treats while you dance the night away to trendy vinyl mixes played by DJ 33 Tours...

390 euros per person


Martinez Club

Access only to the Martinez Club, one glass of champagne and sweet treats for 110 euros per person.

31 December

8-course New Year's Eve Dinner at Le Palme d'Or **

Glam it up at the only 2-Michelin star restaurant in Cannes, Le Palme d'Or. The intricately designed menu was created with the residents masters, Head Chef Christian Sinicropi, Pastry Chef Julien Ochando, and Head Sommelier Dominique Vion.

New Year's Eve menu

*Caviar by the sea

Comtes de Champagne 2007, Maison Taittinger

*Scallops with mimosa flowers from Chef Sinicropi's garden

Raw, sweet and coral pigment, a sparkling breeze of mimosa flower, citrus notes

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Referts" 2016, Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot

*Camargue rice and Alba white wine

A pure ecosystem with notes of roasted aromas, a nuance of textures in a profound simplicity

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" 2017, Domaine Christophe Buisson

*Trout and gamberoni

Simply rosé, peaty and smoky, a romance with water of the Côte d'Azur

Hermitage 2001, Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

*Black Angus beef

Lightly smoked with a green pasture and forest sauce, potatoes topped with black truffles

Château Mouton-Rothschild 2004, 1er Grand Cru Classé Pauillac

*Selection of aged cheeses by the master cheese maker, Thomas Métin

Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru 2006, Domaine Chantal Rémy

*Hot chestnut

A note of candied orange and white truffle aroma, with the freshness of dark rum

Château D'Yquem 1980, 1er Cru Supérieur Sauternes

*Chocolate and praline with pine nuts

Château D'Yquem 1980, 1er Cru Supérieur Sauternes

1000 euros per person

Food and wine pairing, mineral water and hot drink included, as well as access to Club Martinez with champagne and dancing

1st January

New Year's Day Brunch on the beach

Martinez Beach brunch

The renown Sunday family Brunch at the Hotel Martinez Plage is gorgeous all year round, but the special New Year's Day brunch will wow you even more. On the menu:


  • Ceviches of the Riviera

  • Vegetable fritto with black truffle shavings

  • Seafood feast

  • Italian gressini and Parma ham

  • Duck foie gras with brioche

  • Grilled scallops with salad and parmesan

Main dishes

  • Lobster with wild mushroom risotto

  • Beef confit for 48 hours with truffled potato mousseline

  • Risotto with wild mushrooms and black truffle shavings

The cheese course

  • Buffet of cow, goat, and sheep milk cheese with condiments

New Year's desserts

  • Galette des rois "Martinez"

  • Pistachio and Morello cherry Tropézienne

  • Crème brûlée with citrus zest and gingerbread

  • Caribbean chocolate

  • New Year's ice creams and sorbets

  • Crêpes Suzette

160 euros per person, includes a glass of champagne, mineral water and hot drink

80 euros per child (from 6 to 12 years old), includes one soft drink and access to the Kid's Club and its Live Music entertainment

To book any of the above, call +33 (0)4 93 90 1234, or email and tell them Bon Vivant Mag sent you!

Happy New Year!





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