History and Art

Creative energy and the optimistic trust revolutionized the history of the end of the century when Nice became, together with Cannes and Mentone, a fixed appointment for the world elite. Grand hotels and building evoke dreams and luxury, and seem to sing an anthem to pleasure.

Arte in the Hotel

The celebrated architect Charles Dumas gracefully interpreted the balanced tenets that characterized the Louis XVI style, harmoniously applying them to the design of the Hotel.

The spacious hall, with marble columns and covered with a ceiling of stained glass, leads to a vast, finely decorated dining room.

The bar is on the other side. Modern style vases decorate the spaces and confer a touch of contemporary taste. Following an important restoration, the Hotel has acquired new light: the prestigious history of the structure combines with the modern internal environments.

The building still preserves the beautiful facade and all its decorations, which were rejuvenated by a comprehensive restoration. The common areas and rooms, however, have been given a refined contemporary design. A combination appreciated by the most discerning guests, who made the Boscolo Nice the reference hotel in Nice for many well-known people.


In 1913, the noted Swiss hotelier Baumgartner commissioned architect Charles Dalmas for the project of the building which, today, hosts the Boscolo Nice.

Originally called “Hotel du Rhin”, it was intentionally built in the heart of the city, immersed in the green and in the peace of the Boulevard Victor Hugo, far from the more worldly area, immediately boasting a lucky and bourgeois clientele, that preferred the  exclusivity of the quiet, rather than the crowds of the waterfront. The classic facade in Belle Epoque style and the notable decor of the interior, inspired by the 1700s, seduce those who look for elegance, charm and style.