C2 is a private mansion built at the end of the 19th century with a contemporanean design
Far from conventional norms with warm & personalized welcoming, located in the stillness of a vertical garden and city centre, 20 quiet light-filled and spacious size rooms, a singular spa with indoor pool and Jacuzzi and a divine bar with show lives every wednesday.
The 20 rooms occupy five floors. On each landing, two armchairs by Rietvelt and chairs by Le Corbusier, Marcel Breuer, Frank Lloyd Wright and Charles Rennie Mackintosh recall the pioneer architects of the modernist movement born at the start of the 20th century, just a few dozen years after the building housing the C2 was constructed. The light and spacious rooms, almost all different, offer comfort and refinement while retaining a certain simplicity.
The decoration is tasteful and subdued, with wood and white Corian units of a reduced height that accentuates the rooms' high ceilings. The mood is peaceful, yet warm : sections of brick wall, highly elaborate lighting and surprising carpeting designed by Guy Bargin and re-worked aerial views of Marseille that aptly replaces the C2 Hotel in its local and historical context.
The few pieces of furniture have been carefully sourced and include works by famous designers such as Antonio Citterio, Patricia Urquiola, the Campana brothers, Arne Jabobsen and Ron Arad to name just a few. On the 4th floor, the two "Exclusive" rooms each feature a sunny balcony with unhindered views of Notre-Dame de la Garde. Unforgettable breakfasts guaranteed. These two rooms also have a steam shower and a TV screen set in the wall above the bathtub for the ultimate lazy weekend. At ground-floor level, there is just one room. Impressive in size, it is in fact a former parlour.
The angels and birds painted on the panelled ceiling, the huge fireplace with its pitted mirror are vestiges of its past. As a reminder of Marseille's former days as the gateway to the East, a large four-poster bed with liana posts by the Campana brothers and a Patricia Urquiola "Mister Africa" armchair complete the furnishings
In the ground-floor parlour with the south-facing terrace is the bar this very vertical space is taken up in. Part by three ceiling lights by Ingo Maurer in steel, paper and gold leaf that provide a warm light.
The light, white Corian bar contrasts with the original moulded panels. Behind the bar, a mirror simply resting on the white marble mantelpiece counterbalances the lounge mirror on the opposite wall. Two magnificent sliding doors testify to the ingeniousness of the 19th century's craftsmen.
The lounge, in the former main reception room, is still the building's prestige space and focal point. The original ceiling is finely crafted, with gold mouldings framing an aerial fresco representing a circle of angels against a blue sky.
The Marseille artist Agnès Canu gives wings to the main reception room, opening windows onto the sky through her six wall panels. In the centre of the room, a large chandelier made of polycarbonate Fresnel lenses, a modern take on the traditional chandelier, acts as a 21st-century counterpoint to the 19th-century surroundings; likewise, the modern furniture : the great marble table by Enio Saarinen and Charles Eames chairs. It is in this setting that you will enjoy your Mariage Frères, your house cocktail, your organic beer or your glass of wine from the Domaine de Sulauze, a winery owned by Guillaume Lefèvre, the proprietor's nephew.
The hotel offers a wide range of quality refreshments for breakfast and tea plus a selection of finger foods, a tasty alternative to the traditional meal. Wine connoisseurs have not been forgotten, far from it, with an extensive cellar of around a hundred quality wines. At the first glimpse of the sun's rays, the sheltered terraces at the foot of the vertical garden provide a haven of peace and quiet, despite the closeness of the city centre.
Rare in a city centre, the hotel's spa, managed by Filorga, features a long, narrow indoor pool carved out within the walls. The spa's unique, twilight atmosphere evokes the thermal baths of antiquity.
Three showers (rainbow, high-pressure and waterfall), a steam room and two treatment cubicles, a double and a single, provide both residents and non-residents with a heavenly moment of well-being and tranquility.
The relaxation room, used in conjunction with the treatments, opens onto a peaceful and light-filled terrace. Spa customers are free to use both the relaxation beds and the loungers and sunbeds outside.
The C2 and Filorga have worked together to draw up a catalogue offering a wide range of high-quality treatments backed by extensive experience : facials, body care and beauty and signature treatments for both women and men. Filorga brings its extensive experience to the spa, dispensing its expertise through its dedicated Skin Perfusion range and exclusive treatment protocols.
Filorga brings its extensive experience to the spa, dispensing its expertise through its dedicated Skin Perfusion range and exclusive treatment protocols.
Open from 7am to 11pm
As we believe your meetings, conferences and business seminars merit special treatment, we have created a dedicated, light-filled area with a modern design.
Specialist equipment is provided for a tailored service.
Our meeting room called 'Red Bulle Business' is ideal for small groups
For privatizing of the hotel, we can arrange our lounge room as main meeting room
During spring&summer, we open the C2 Beach for an amazing event (only for groups accomodated at C2 hotel between 10 & 20 rooms)
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|– C2 Beach Meeting (minimum 10 chambres en résidentiel) de Mai à Septembre||10||10||10||12||25||25||25|