A Stellar Transformation: Turning Nice’s Convent of the Visitation into a Lavish Five-Star Hotel – Sneak Peek!

In the heart of Nice, a place steeped in history is about to transform into a luxury hotel gem. The Convent of the Visitation, a centuries-old witness nestled in a green setting, is preparing to open its doors in a completely new incarnation: that of a sumptuous 5-star hotel. Immerse yourself now in this unique preview and discover exclusively the perfect alliance between exceptional heritage and contemporary comfort. An exceptional transformation not to be missed for lovers of escape and refinement.

A long-awaited transformation

Located in the historic district of Old Nice, the Convent of the Visitation is about to open its doors as a sumptuous five-star hotel. After more than a decade of planning and legal setbacks, this transformation was orchestrated by the British company Perseus. Collaborating with Studio Mumbai And Mediterranean Studio for the architecture, as well as with Festen for the interior architecture, the conversion of this 17th century building into luxurious hotel will mark a turning point for the hotel industry in Nice.

An exclusive location

Perched at the top of Old Nice, just below the castle grounds, the former convent occupies a privileged position. Away from the crowds and surrounded by baroque monuments, it offers a peaceful and refined atmosphere. Customers will be able to benefit from a simplified access thanks to electric carts which will pick them up at the entrance to the district, making the climb to the hotel much more pleasant.

Elegance and authenticity

Passing through the heavy wooden gates, visitors will be greeted by luggage storage and offices to the right, and a reception open to a pastry shop on the left. There interior courtyard decorated with orange trees and the cloister will lead visitors to the main U-shaped building which houses the establishment’s 88 rooms.

A modern monastic style

The rooms, like the old monastic cell, display a simple elegance. Ocher-tinted walls frame sober furniture and armchairs draped in beige. THE minimalism ambient invites meditation, while offering 21st century comfort: a marble bathroom, strong shower pressure and excellent wifi, even if the hotel has chosen not to install televisions in the rooms.

A refuge of tranquility in a historic setting

The one-hectare garden, arranged in successive terraces, is a haven of tranquility. The first level is dedicated to vegetable growing, where we see green salads perfectly aligned ready to be picked. The upper floors offer relaxation areas and a pool 20 meters with a breathtaking view of the roofs of Old Nice and the Mediterranean.

A place to live open to the city

Much more than a simple hotel, the renovated convent is intended to become a dynamic place to live for the people of Nice. With a bakery, an herbalist and several restaurants, it also offers a library for students interested in the history of the place. Every Saturday morning, a small market will offer local products, further adding to the unique appeal of this establishment.

High-end services

This five star hotel don’t forget the modern services expected of customers. Facilities include a spacious spa with a large indoor swimming pool, perfect for a moment of relaxation after a day exploring Nice.

Useful information

From June 20, the first reservations will be possible for a memorable stay. From 390 euros per night with breakfast included, Hôtel du Couvent promises an unparalleled experience combining its rich history and contemporary luxury.