In the heart of “French Rome”, as Nîmes is called because of its
numerous and well-preserved Roman buildings, the Hotel L’Imperator is located
in a prime urban location From here, it
is only a few minutes to tourist attractions such as the famous
Roman Arena, the Maison Carrée or the Jardin de la Fontaine. Ava Gardner,
Ernest Hemingway, Salvador Dalí and Picasso already appreciated the advantages
of the hotel. Ava Gardner, Ernest Hemingway, Salvador Dalí and Picasso already
appreciated the advantages of the hotel.
Now it has been revived by the Centaurus Group and its boutique hotel
brand Maison Albar Hotels. After a 20-month renovation, the legendary hotel
offers a lot of comfort to its discerning clientele, including washlets of the
brand Toto in the bathrooms. The washlets of the Japanese complete bath
provider blend seamlessly into the elegant hotel bathrooms designed by
architect Marcelo Joulia with beige natural stones, brass and marble.
A washlet with a lot of features
important comfort and hygiene features of the Toto washlet include an
individually adjustable cleaning function (water temperature, jet type and jet
intensity), odour extraction, a heated seat, and an easy-to-use and elegant
remote control. Other components want to contribute to the well-being in the
hotel bathrooms: such as Ewater+ for cleaning both the ceramic and the rod
nozzle with electrolytically treated water, which reduces bacteria. Premist wets
the toilet basin with a fine mist of water, as dirt remains less adhesive to
moist ceramic. And the long-lasting special glaze CEFIONTECT, ensures not only a
lastingly beautiful surface, it also largely prevents bacteria or deposits from
settling in the pool.
Casual and luxurious ambience
L’Imperator was redesigned by the French-Argentine architect Marcelo Joulia in
collaboration with the architecture and design office Atelier COS from Paris.
The result is a casual and luxurious world with 53 rooms, eight private houses
and a magnificent 1,000 square metre garden. In doing so, they have managed to
revive the glorious past of the building, which was built in the 1920s in the
style of Art Deco. Today, the Imperator is an exquisite five-star hotel that
promises an exceptional stay and exudes the charm of the Southern French way of
life. The hotel building also boasts three restaurants run by star chef Pierre
Gagnaire, a spa and indoor and outdoor pools.