DESTINATION OF THE MONTH
WEEK 4 OF 4
Monaco is a dynamic Principality that constantly reinvents itself whilst staying loyal to the elements that make up its DNA. During this worldwide hiatus, Monaco has striven to continue developing its high-quality offering so that when the visitors returned, not only would they reconnect with their favourite aspects of the Principality, but they would find themselves enjoying new features in the Monaco travel world.
If you are seeking to explore a dynamic, diverse and innovative Principality like no other, Monaco is FOR YOU. At Last!
From luxury hotel makeovers to inspiring sustainability initiatives, here are some of the latest projects leading this destination of excellence into the 21st century:
New Look for Monaco’s iconic Casino Square
Monaco’s iconic Casino Square has been given a new look, restored to its former glory while providing a fresh, spacious and safe place to meet. The renovated Place du Casino not only has more pedestrian-friendly spaces, but also preserves the famous Formula 1 Grand Prix racecourse, and has space for Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer Group’s VIP customers to park their Insta-worthy cars in the square. Learn more
One Monte-Carlo, Monaco’s new District of Chic
Monaco has always enjoyed world-class shopping, but the new One Monte-Carlo district between the Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo and the Place du Casino takes things up a notch. In addition to boutiques from top designers (Dior, Louis Vuitton and Prada to mention only a few), you can look forward to haute-couture snacks at Mada One (helmed by a Michelin-starred chef), surrounded by a lush new landscaped area, designed to continue the Principality’s emphasis on sustainable design. Learn more
Revamped Luxury Hotels
One of Monaco’s most iconic 5-star hotels, Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo, will write a new chapter in its history, with a two-phases-renovation project orchestrated by French interior architect Jacques Garcia. This embellishment and renovation will include all guest rooms, the creation of exceptional suites, a redesigned gastronomic restaurant, an enhanced bar, a revamped banqueting room and world-class open kitchens. The renovation project started on 30 November 2020 and the hotel reopened on 21 April 2021. The second phase of this exciting transformation is scheduled to start on 01 October 2022 until 31 March 2023. The all-new Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo will be unveiled in April 2023.
Important to know: In the meantime, Chef Cussac officiates in temporary kitchens and serves luxurious dishes with Mediterranean connotations in the lobby bar while the Michelin-starred restaurant Yoshi continues to welcome guests.
New Larvotto Beach District now Open
It’s official! The new Larvotto beach district has reopened to residents and tourists. The project to redevelop the Larvotto beach area started in October 2019, with high environmental aims such as energy efficiency for the shops and services areas which will benefit the entire district. From this winter onwards, residents and visitors will be able to enjoy a completely new commercial area, with seven additional businesses set to add to the existing facilities after the summer. Learn more
An innovative Eco-District
A new eco-neighbourhood is currently being built on 6 hectares of newly created land extending into the sea. New luxury apartments and villas will be constructed and the Grimaldi Forum will be enlarged. The development also includes yacht moorings, gardens, public spaces and other facilities. The project, due to be completed in 2025, responds to the Principality’s ambitious energy transition objectives, commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (becoming carbon neutral by 2050) and to the need for growth in a dynamic and modern country.
Michelin-starred Foodie Heaven
Monaco’s thriving foodie scene never sleeps and there have been plenty of developments in this space. La Table d’Antonio Salvatore – Rampoldi is the latest Monaco restaurant to have been awarded a Michelin star. The restaurant’s ambitious young Chef Antonio Salvatore has a philosophy based on innovative gastronomy and classic creations, using the finest ingredients and the quality and freshness of the regional produce.
Renowned Michelin starred restaurant “Vistamar” has changed its name to “Yannick Alléno at l’Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo”. The three-starred chef’s goal is to export the concept of the luxury Pavillon counter to Monaco. A place for simple pleasures and haute cuisine.
Elsa at Monte-Carlo Beach, a “100% organic and wild-caught fish” Michelin star restaurant has welcomed Manon Fleury as its new chef. Carrying a cuisine of excellence and full of convictions, she has created an imaginative menu inspired by nature, where each local product is sublimated. Her “zero waste” concept ensures every product used at Elsa is fully used.
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