What: 3.14 Hotel, 5 rue Francois Einesy (one block from the Croisette and paces from the Carlton); +33 4 92 99 72 00
Who: Expect to see stylists, fashion reps and other over-accessorized entourages — fashionistas, like dingoes, travel in packs. This psychedelic boutique hotel feels like a stylish, adult Romper Room.
Why: Cult couture quarterly Purple Fashion Magazine is planning a fete during the fest; Parisian nightclub Le Baron also will set up a temporary outpost here.
Dine: Guests gather in the lush, jewel-toned Mahatma restaurant beneath hand-blown Murano glass lighting that changes color hourly. Zucchini flowers stuffed with prawn tempura and small turbot with pan-fried gnocchi should not be missed.
Sip: Hit the Ganesh game room to play backgammon on snakeskin-covered boards and tipple calvados. The rooftop pool boasts a bamboo bar and view of the Med.
Dance: Claude Challe, the maestro behind the music of the popular Buddha Bar CD compilations, will debut his new disc, “SpaceSex,” during Cannes.