A hotel for business or pleasure?
When a ‘resort’ and a ‘business hotel’ come together, you may find your stay transported to a new realm: Welcome to the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Ajaccio Bay.
This hotel will be reason enough for a change of scenery for a stay or other professional reasons. You won’t hesitate to extend your stay till the weekend; perhaps you may even invite your family to come along to prolong your pleasure. And if you happen to visit during summer vacations, you can be sure not to be disturbed by the world of ‘business.’
The hotel has been thoughtfully designed for a diverse range of clientele. From the rooms to the lobby, the restaurant to the bar, every detail has been well thought out to welcome an array of clients who may not necessarily wish to mingle. The view over the water and the sunset on the Sanguineres Islands at the end of the day in the public spaces and across the two floors of rooms will simply plunge you into serenity.
During the summer and vacation periods, this 170-room hotel transforms into a resort when every element of the design becomes oriented towards creating an enjoyable family stay: a spa, swimming pool, nursery, kiddy pool, and more. Balconies feature along the rooms that offer views of the water, as well as those with views of the hills along the back of the building.
During the rest of the year, the hotel opens itself to welcoming seminars and conventions. Companies are welcome to a selection of seven rooms, each capable of holding up to 250-320 participants. Each of the conference rooms receives natural light, and some offer views overlooking the ocean. The rooms have been designed for clients on business, and you will find the classic facilities of 4-star hotels. A coordinator remains at the clients’ disposal throughout their stay at the hotel.
I am reminded of certain resort hotels that are geared toward professional trips. These have always produced the strange impression of being on vacation and, at the same time, a certain sense of unease. This, fortunately, is not the case here.
Marie-Claude Sourd, the interior designer, has concentrated all her efforts into drawing our gaze toward the exterior, where the light and the ocean lure our attention relentlessly. You will experiences the sensation of finding yourself in a large cruise ship. The vast overhead space in the reception hall sets the tone with its large opening onto the horizon, punctuated by large vertical sheets of rusty metal, a clever nod to Nautilus, the common thread throughout the hotel. The lounge bar, as well as the spa, continues this theme.
The restaurant A Muvra offers an inventive and modern take on Mediterranean cuisine, with its regional specialties. I recommend that you enjoy a meal on the terrace to enjoy the view.
Child’s Bed: An ingenious system that allows you to close up the partition if you have no need for the beds. As a result, a business client might use the room without ever noticing the fact that there’s a child’s bed in his room.
Laurent Delporte, an editor and conference speaker, is a strategic expert in the sector of hotels. A visionary, he brings his unique look on hotels in service to the decision-makers in the industry, whether to enhance the development of new projects or strategic visions.
Laurent has visited and audited over 350 hotels across the world and also participates in mystery visits to provide quality control for the world’s finest hotels.