Hotel Hot Seat: An Insider’s Look At Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo’s Renovation

Michelin-starred mouthfuls, incredible interiors and grandness like no other – take a look at Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo’s incredible four-year renovation

One of Europe’s most iconic stays,  Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo has been welcoming eager guests since 1864.

Offering a unique experience since day one, this one-of-a-kind resort features incredible amenities.

With four casinos, including the prestigious Casino de Monte-Carlo, four hotels, an opulent spa and an impressive 30 restaurants –  including four that together have six Michelin Guide stars, this is luxury at its most lavish.

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo's Renovation

Following an extensive four-year renovation programme, the lavish property is now writing the next page in its history at the heart of a new Monte-Carlo, aiming to create the most exclusive experience in Europe.

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo's Renovation

A meticulous modernisation first started in 2014, the makeover aims to deliver “a hotel that surpasses everything”, thus perpetuating the legend into the 21st century.

From brand new restaurants and exciting reconstruction to fresh designs and fabulous suite unveilings, here’s what’s awaiting guests following the incredible transformation.

1 2017: Initial Tweaks

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo's Renovation

In May 2017, Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo revealed the first stage of the transformation. This included the revived Rotunda Wing,  which showcased sleek new rooms using the most refined materials available.

On the 8th floor, Le Grill restaurant followed and was transformed with a mix of modern warm blue hues and contemporary furnishings. In addition, the new Hair spa Rossano Ferretti also opened its doors.

Next, in November 2017, the sumptuous Princess Grace Suite was inaugurated by H.S.H Prince Albert II and Princess Stéphanie. Truly stunning, it’s the most exclusive suite in Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo to date.

2018: Further Creative Changes

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo's Renovation

In June 2018, the famous Le Bar Américain unveiled its new-refreshed look, by interior designers David Collins Studio with a new terrace that opens onto the sea and Place du Casino.

The new Monte-Carlo Suite followed. Found at the heart of the hotel, it prolongs the “luxury gaming” experience of Casino de Monte-Carlo for those that want to play with discretion and a more personalised service.

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo's Renovation

The penultimate step came in December 2018 when Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo unveiled its new courtyard patio. A 671 m² green space at the heart of the hotel, the prestigious courtyard is lined with luxury boutiques including Graff, Harry Winston, Omega and Stardust.

Lastly, the famous Louis XV – Alain Ducasse à l’Hôtel de Paris restaurant regained its original setting next to Place du Casino. The golden decorations, frescoes and hangings in the Salle Empire have all been restored to their full splendour.

 2019: Finishing Touches

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo's Renovation

Following the popularity of 3 Michelin-starred restaurant Louis XV – Alain Ducasse à l’Hôtel de Paris, the award-winning chef has introduced a new restaurant in 2019, Ô Mer.

Found on the ground floor of the Rotunda Wing, the restaurant, designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, overlooks the beautiful hotel gardens and offers a Mediterranean menu.

Foodies can devour flavoursfrom Greece, Lebanon, Turkey, Morocco and Tunisia – with a hint of the Hispanic, Nice and Maltese shores.

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo's Renovation

At the end of January, Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo will also unveil a spectacular new suite on the top floor, overlooking Place du Casino: Suite Prince Rainier III.

The largest suite at Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, guests can expect a one-of-a-kind experience; the space has been meticulously dressed with personal objects and ornaments.

Following this, the resort will have a total of 207 rooms, 60% of which are suites and include the two most exceptional suites on the Riviera.

Ivan Artolli, Managing Director of Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo told The Wordrobe, “the transformation of Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo reconfirms the original dream of the founder of Groupe Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer.

Whether travelling from Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Russia, Asia or Brazil, our guests know that when they turn the revolving door of Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, they will enjoy an experience like no other. It’s our job to continue to make their dreams come true.”

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