NUMBER OF ROOMS: 53 rooms, 8 private houses
CLOSED ANNUALLY: Open all year round
THE STORY: L’Imperator, the iconic hotel beloved by Ernest Hemingway, Ava Gardner, Pablo Picasso and many bullfighters during Nîmes’ ferias, is getting a new look almost a century after it was founded! It now belongs to the Maison Albar group, and the emperor’s new clothes – with bespoke tailoring by the Naço Agency – have everything of a luxury resort: 53 bedrooms, 8 private houses, 3 restaurants (including a gastronomic one) under the supervision of Pierre Gagnaire, 2 pools, a spa… and a 1,000 m2 garden, right in the heart of the city! Double rooms starting at €260.
TOILETRIES: Codage soap, shower gel and shampoo.
INTERNET: Wifi (free).
BREAKFAST: €28 with organic coffee, tea, fresh fruit juice, toast, croissants, chocolate croissants, homemade cake, fougasse from Aigues-Mortes, Iberian baked ham, sheep’s milk tomme cheese, yogurt, fresh fruit salad…
MINI-BAR: Yes, with mineral waters, sodas, Alain Milliat fruit juices, beer, Champagne, cashews, chocolate…
LITTLE LUXURY: Jumping into the suspended outdoor pool that overlooks the garden.