Monaco’s Double “Oh” Heaven

[nggallery id=155 template=”sliderview” display_content=”0”]hotel -metropole-arch-2If 007 were ever to tie the knot, where would such an adventurous, debonair and discriminating man marry and honeymoon? Monte-Carlo…Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo.
Set in the Golden Square of the Principality overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and just a dice-throw away from “Goldeneye” Casino de Monte-Carlo, the Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo is the epitome of old-world elan and contemporary luxury. First built in 1889 on land reclaimed from Pope Leon XIII, the hotel once hosted a tranquil escape for international elite and aristocracy. Reimagined in 2004 by celebrated architectural and interior designer Jacques Garcia, the Hotel Metropole maintains its original essence and Belle Epoque elegance with a mix of contemporary and classic decor and innovative amenities. Warm, Mediterranean style welcomes guests into a world of personalized pleasures.

Offering views of either cityscape or cypress-lined avenues, each room and suite, including private villas with their own swimming pools, is bathed in natural light and appointed with the finest linens and furnishings. The coveted Suite Carre d’Or, located on the hotel’s top floor, would captivate even Mr. Bond and his bride. Louis XVI furniture, sumptuous Pierre Frey and Lelievre fabrics, and rich woodwork create a sun-soaked sanctuary of relaxation and romance. The 1,615-square-foot apartment comprises an expansive living room, master bedroom, walk-in wardrobe, and gold and marble bathroom. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors part to a 1,076-square-foot private terrace with panoramic views spanning the alluring Principality and sparkling Mediterranean.

exterior-imageHotel Metropole Monte-Carlo is also a gourmand’s dream destination, featuring three superb restaurants all managed by Joel Robuchon, the world’s most Michelin-starred chef. Among Yoshi’s Japanese delicacies, Restaurant Joel Robuchon’s refined fare and Odyssey’s Mediterranean cuisine, there are myriad delectable options to sate even the bon vivant Bond. Odyssey, a full sensory experience designed by Karl Lagerfeld, offers al fresco dining alongside lush, a bar, a pool house, and a heated-seawater, year-round swimming pool, replete with a roof “Q” could have designed, which retracts in winter and opens in spring.

Metropole ESPA, an oasis of infinite luxuries, offers customized holistic and therapeutic treatments to relax and revitalize body, mind and spirit. Once properly pampered, enjoy the Hotel Metropole’s “Just For You” program, which presents bespoke activities that will shake and stir the senses, from a dizzying 007 race around the circuit of Luc in Provence to an underwater wedding ceremony off Larvotto Beach on the French Riviera – complete with a Bondian bowtie and tailcoat wetsuit for the groom and a veil and white voile-skirted wetsuit for the bride.

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