Monte Carlo, Monaco
- Day Spa
- Thermal Facilities
- Pool – Outdoor
Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo, dating back to 1886, reveals a modern hotel with strong heritage. Its glorious past combines with Mediterranean freshness; a decor concept, which meets the promise of the services proposed.
The architecture and decoration are classical and timeless with a touch of modernism. Its warm Mediterranean spirit makes it different from other hotels – it has the feel of a private house.
Spa Metropole by Givenchy
In collaboration with the House of Givenchy, Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo opened its brand new spa in April 2017, Spa Metropole by Givenchy, designed by architect Didier Gomez and offering bespoke spa treatments to the hotel. The Spa facilities include a hammam, sauna, caldarium, ice fountain, sensory showers, pedi/manicure studio by Bastien Gonzalez and a fully equipped gym.
There are ten treatment rooms, including a double suite and a single suite with a bath and private hammam, where guests can relax in a luxurious and peaceful atmosphere.
The Givenchy signature treatments include their Le Soin Noir Renaissance Integrale, which uses age-old algae to rejuvenate the skin and has incredible anti-ageing effects. Signature Metropole Treatment by Givenchy is a custom-tailored treatment to meet your skin’s specific needs.
- 10 treatments rooms including 2 VIP suites
- Ice fountain
- Sensory showers
- Relaxation Areas
Accommodation ranges from rooms to Signature Suites. With views of the city of Monte Carlo or the hotel’s cypress-lined avenue, Superior Rooms are light-filled and intimate, a perfect blend of comfort and beauty. The bathrooms are in Carrara white marble with a shower or bath.
Joël Robuchon, in partnership with Head Chef Christophe Cussac, offers a Mediterranean-accented menu, in which the emphasis is on the produce.
The open Teppanyaki-style kitchen creates a special relationship between the Chef and the guests. The warm, inviting decor complements this unique experience which stimulates all the senses.
For the Kids
From July through August guests aged 4 to 12 can enjoy their own vacation at the KClub, featuring colouring books, movies, video games and board games supervised by two qualified attendants.
Monaco, home of the rich and famous and ‘me’, well for one weekend anyway…
‘Home’ was the stunning Metropole Monte Carlo, one of the few independently owned hotels in the principality, and a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. This stunning Belle Époque hotel was built in 1889 and is located in the heart of Monaco close to Casino Square. This era was dedicated to the pleasures of refined vacationing, and fast forward to the modern day and the same remains true with the hotel boasting one of the most highly prized addresses on the Côte d’Azur.
As you enter the tree lined avenue leading to the hotel you cannot fail to be impressed by the sheer beauty of the building, and as you step inside the lobby you are met with floral installations which can only be described as works of art.
You know when the restaurants are by world famous chef Joel Robouchon, who has garnered the most Michelin stars in the world, the spa is by French fashion house Givenchy and the pool area designed by Fashion royalty Karl Lagerfeld, that this is a hotel seriously committed to delivering a world class experience to its guests’.
Spa Metropole by Givenchy
The spa is just as chic as the rest of the hotel. Designed by acclaimed interior designer Didier Gomez, the Spa Metropole by Givenchy is uber luxe and is dedicated to well-being and beauty. The stunning corridors are lined with lanterns and woodland imagery is projected onto the walls to create a luxurious but soothing ambience. Each spa treatment is designed to be a “haute couture” experience. The spa offers 10 treatment cabins including two private suites with chromo-therapy bathtubs and facilities such as a sauna, Hammam, caldarium, ice fountain and sensory showers. It also boasts a Fitness Studio with all the latest equipment as well as a Pedi:Mani:Cure studio by Bastien Gonzalez. A dedicated Givenchy beauty store brings together all the brand`s products, from makeup and skincare to fragrances.
Le Soin Noir Signature Facial Treatment – 90 mins. The spa experience begins with a consultation designed to help the therapist personalise your treatment. You even get to select your preferred scent from the L’Atelier de Givenchy Fragrance Collection, which is sprayed onto a linen square and inserted into the pocket of your robe. This signature facial is designed to ensure skin appears more luminous and smoother. The treatment ended with a luxurious massage which added to the overall experience.
Bastiens Pedicure – This treatment is developed by renowned pedicurist Bastien Gonzalez, who has celebrity fans such as Naomi Campbell and Gwyneth Paltrow.
The 90 minute Make up lesson – enjoy your new make up, and then dress to the nines, nothing is considered too glamorous here!
The accommodation in the hotel consists of 126 rooms and suites, which manage to effortlessly combine grandeur and comfort, and feel spacious and airy with natural light streaming into the rooms. The huge bathrooms have massage jet showers, large bathtubs, double-hand basins and ample products by Hermès . If you want to experience the ultimate in luxury, and have a budget to match, then book the Carré d’Or Suite which has its own enormous roof terrace overlooking the casino, with views across to the Mediterranean Sea.
With two Michelin stars, Restaurant Joël Robuchon Monte-Carlo specialises in refined dishes with Mediterranean flavours and is a destination restaurant in Monaco. Guests can see the chefs in action with an open style kitchen looking out to the dining room. The meal I enjoyed as a vegetarian was a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. I chose the beetroot apple duo with avocado, bitter salad and green mustard sorbet, a risotto style rice with pimientos, delicately perfumed with saffron and salicornia couscous, and a divine le pop fraise cheesecake. In the summer months request a table on the fabulous terrace.
The lobby bar – enjoy Robuchon’s signature ‘spicy lobster and French fries’.
Yoshi – Yoshi embodies chic and understated décor and opens out to a Japanese -inspired garden. Yoshi was awarded a Michelin star just 15 months after opening and serves the most incredible sushi, maki , sashimi, teppan-yaki meat and fish.
Odyssey – This glamorous poolside restaurant is an oasis in the heart of Monte-Carlo. The heated sea-water pool and terrace sit against a mural of Greek heroes, designed by Karl Lagerfeld, to create an exquisite backdrop.
Facilities and Activities
The “Just For You” programme which allows you to select from bespoke exclusive leisure activities for memorable experiences. These include cultural trips, private yoga sessions, little chef baking classes, or underwater experiences.
The casino is the heartbeat of this glamorous city and is steeped in history, being largely credited with turning around the fortunes of the country. You can enjoy a private tour of this incredible building and hear some of the fascinating stories from this famous casino which has featured as a location in James Bond films Never Say Never Again and GoldenEye, as well as Ocean’s Twelve.