At a cost of some €70 million, the Hotel Majestic Barrière is in the process of completing a second wing in front of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. The idea is to build it in the style of the existing east wing, increasing the number of rooms to 350 (an extra 9,000m²). The current work involved placing a giant croissant-shaped mould to replicate that of the famous Presidential suite. It was lifted in by crane, (over the heads of striking workers).
The renovation will be completed in the spring. It’s worth noting that the hotel, which recently earned its fifth star, will be closed for renovations between December 18 and February 13.