Courtesy of InterContinental Marseille - Hotel Dieu

Neighborhood Game Changer: InterContinental Marseille–Hotel Dieu, France

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Marseilles’s emerging art hub, Le Panier can also lay claim to the city’s first real grande dame of a luxury hotel. A three-year renovation of a landmark 12th-century hospital, the InterContinental has a splendid location, with sight lines to the Vieux Port and across the water to the cathedral, known locally as La Bonne Mère. Everyone in town gathers for craft cocktails on the 8,000-square-foot terrace, with somewhere to be seen at last. ihg.com. $$

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Neighborhood Game Changer: InterContinental Marseille–Hotel Dieu, France

Marseilles’s emerging art hub, Le Panier can also lay claim to the city’s first real grande dame of a luxury hotel. A three-year renovation of a landmark 12th-century hospital, the InterContinental has a splendid location, with sight lines to the Vieux Port and across the water to the cathedral, known locally as La Bonne Mère. Everyone in town gathers for craft cocktails on the 8,000-square-foot terrace, with somewhere to be seen at last. ihg.com. $$

Courtesy of InterContinental Marseille - Hotel Dieu

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