The Rebirth of an Icon: Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo
After a modernising reinvention, the legendary Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo opened its doors once more in December, allowing guests to experience the true definition of luxury.
Founded in 1864, the internationally renowned luxury hotel has undergone a four-year renovation programme to ensure that even the most demanding guests’ needs and expectations are met.
Aiming to further define the founder François Blanc’s dream of opening a “hotel that surpasses everything”, the meticulous transformation began in October 2014, which has resulted in creating the most exclusive experience in Europe.
In order for the hotel to receive a high-quality reinvention, it had to withstand partial deconstruction. With the expertise of experienced architects Richard Martinet and Gabriel Viora, the overall beauty of the hotel’s iconic heritage remained unharmed.
Dedicating themselves to preserving the timeless spirit of the building’s architecture, Martinet and Viora challenged themselves further with the task of enhancing the hotel’s beauty by designing new areas along with adding several exclusive suites.
Ivan Artolli, Managing Director of the hotel, commented on how “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”.
In May 2017, the first stage of the luxurious transformation was revealed. Beautifully revived, the Rotunda Wing showcased several new rooms which further enhance the building’s elegance. Only using the most refined materials available, these new rooms have a minimum size of 34 m², elevating the high standards of the hotel.
The magnificent new suite, Suite Prince Rainier III, was unveiled at the end of January. With spectacular views overlooking the Place du Casino, this suite is now the largest at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, and guests staying in this luxurious space can expect a truly memorable experience.
Meticulously adorned with personal objects and ornaments, this iconic hotel in Monaco’s resort will offer guests a total of 207 rooms, including the two most exceptional suites on the Riviera, a must-visit bar and an exceptional culinary repertoire featuring the Cave de l’Hôtel de Paris; one of the largest private wine cellars in the world.
The hotel has also undergone an evolution within its gastronomy as several new restaurants have been introduced. Le Grill is located on the eighth floor and was the second stage to be revealed. The restaurant ‘offers a magnificent panoramic view of the Mediterranean’ as the roof of the restaurant opens entirely in order for guests to enjoy lunch under the sun and blue skies, or dinner under the starry night; with contemporary furnishings and modern blue hues, this is a perfect place to enjoy the magnificent views whilst indulging in the exhilarating flavours.
Considering the popularity of its 3-Michelin-starred restaurant Louis XV, which sees Chefs Dominique Lory and Alain Ducasse create dishes suitable for royalty, it does not come as a surprise to see that the award-winning chef, Ducasse, has introduced his second restaurant in the Principality: Ômer.
Positioned on the garden level of the revived Rotunda Wing, Ômer, which is designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, resembles a boat and is made up of three alcoves, featuring a spectacular ‘Wine Circle’. Guests will enjoy views of the flourishing gardens designed by Jean Mus.
Chefs Alain Ducasse and Patrick Laine have created an exquisite ‘menu that embodies the rich diversity of Mediterranean influences’ whilst ‘celebrating the finest products that the Mediterranean has to offer’. These dishes which are designed to ‘encourage sharing’ combines the essential flavours of Greece, Lebanon and Turkey, as well as Morocco, Spain, Nice and Malta; a wide variety of tastes that will truly offer guests a culinary experience.
The hotel’s reinvention is part of a bigger picture, as there is a vast programme set to transform the Place du Casino 150 years after its creation. The historic centre of the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer Resort is undergoing a modernisation which is set to be completed by 2020. Transforming the Place du Casino neighbourhood in its entirety will undoubtedly make it the most exclusive destination in Europe.
Since 1863, the resort has been offering visitors a unique look into luxury living. Offering those visiting the opportunity to experience a once-in-a-lifetime experience at this opulent resort with four casinos, four internationally renowned hotels, the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo Spa, which dedicates itself to the importance of well-being, and thirty restaurants to choose from.
The creation of this new district around Place du Casino will make Monte-Carlo the most luxurious getaway and offer visitors an experience they will never forget; what are you waiting for?
Visit the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo’s website for further information.
Address: Place du Casino, 98000 Monaco
Phone: +377 98 06 30 00