Historical Hotels: Hotel Negresco in Nice (France)

A very famous hotel is located on the 'Promenade des Anglais' in Nice (France).
It is called Hotel Negresco.

Hotel Negresco a Landmark in Nice - own picture


Since the opening in 1913, Hotel Negresco became a landmark of Nice.

Henri Negresco was born in 1868 in Bucharest (Romania). 
When Henri Negresco was 15 years old, he moved to France. First he went
to Paris. Later, Henri became very successful @ the French Riviera. 

During World War I, the hotel was converted to a hospital. After the war
it was in severe financial difficulty. Negresco was sold to a Belgian company.

In 1920, Henri Negresco died. In 1957 the hotel was sold to the Augier family.
Jeanne Augier gave the order to renovate and to redecorate the hotel with
luxurious decorations and furnishings.

There is also a Royal link.
The Baccarat chandelier in the Negresco's Royal Lounge was once ordered by
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Due to the October Revolution the chandelier
was unable to take delivery. 

Hotel Negresco in Nice France - own picture




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