Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo Awarded “Best Sustainability Policy for a Hotel in the World”

Haute off the press! Nominated in three categories this year, Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo has been awarded the title of “Best Sustainability Policy for a Hotel in the World” at the 2021 edition of the Prix Villégiature

This is a real recognition for the Monegasque hotel, as it is the perceptions, experiences and emotions of a jury of 21 influential journalists from different nationalities and covering 5 continents that make the Prix Villégiature so valuable and special.

First launched in 2003, The Villegiature Awardreward the best of the best hotels in the world.

“This prize is a wonderful reward for our establishment and all our staff and highlights our commitment since 2007 through our environmental policy. This distinction underlines the Principality of Monaco as a committed destination” comments Serge ETHUIN, General Manager of the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo. 

First built in 1886, this luxurious Belle Époque style property was entirely renovated by acclaimed French architect Jacques Garcia, who created a palace of 125 rooms and suites combining glamour, sophistication and sensoriality with Mediterranean charm, in tune with the times. Not only beautiful, the property takes its eco-friendly policies extremely seriously and continues to ‘make waves’ with its environmental approach.

Leading “Green Attitude”
Since 2007, Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo has established an environmental policy called “Green Attitude” whose main objective is to reduce the impact of its activity on the planet and preserve biodiversity. This commitment was formalized in various charters and open to all: employees, suppliers, subcontractors, and seeks to educate its customers.

For this, a number of processes and systems have been implemented. The Metropole Hotel has started selecting sorting, recycling water and energy, increased its green purchasing, obtained environmental certifications, organized training and created a “Green Committee” composed of staff members from different services.

The Hotel Métropole gives priority to suppliers who share these values, inviting them to implement a responsible and sustainable purchasing policy. The “Green Attitude” has developed considerably and is now part of the Hotel Metropole corporate culture.

The suave property has also crafted a cocktail designed to raise funds for the association Friends of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Named “Sea You at M” – a reference to the letter shared by the three entities, the Museum of Oceanography, Metropole Monte-Carlo, and Monaco -, has been chosen by the friends of Monaco’s Museum of Oceanography and will remain on the Lobby Bar’s cocktail-list for a full year.

Comprised of Grey Goose Vodka, Malibu Coco, pineapple juice, rose syrup and blue curaçao, this discerning mix takes on shades recalling the colors of the sea. The bar team also offer a “mocktail” version for a non-boozy take on the creation. One euro from every sale will be donated to the association, enabling it to sponsor a fish to save the ocean.

To protect it, the “Sponsor a Fish” program is a fantastic driver for actions to support Monaco’s Museum of Oceanography, whose mission is to monitor the ocean and see that it becomes known. Committing yourself to the ocean means linking your future and that of your loved ones to the survival of marine ecosystems. While sipping this tasty cocktail, you will thus be playing your part in preserving the environment!

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