Hôtel Métropole, MONTE-CARLO, France
If Monte-Carlo is all about glitz and glamour, the Hôtel Métropole, a destination all of its own and mere steps from Casino Square, is all about taste – in every sense of the word.
For starters, there’s the luscious décor, courtesy of ‘Magician of Atmospheres’ Jacques Garcia. He’s given the hotel’s classic style a modern twist that sets it apart from its palatial neighbours. The elegant interiors are rich in texture and tone with hi-tech features, and the rooms represent the best in luxurious French design, displaying Garcia’s nimble approach when it comes to blending the historic with the sultry and new.
For relaxation, indulge at the spa by ESPA which includes two suites, a ‘heat experience’, heated outdoor pool and fitness studio. The latter will come in more than handy so you can dine guilt-free at Joël Robuchon’s three – yes three! – outstanding restaurants.
Feast at the open-plan two-Michelin-star restaurant, where Mediterranean cuisine and exceptional views create the perfect dining experience; at Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant YOSHI; or at the recently-opened ODYESSY – Robuchon's third dining venue at The Métropole with a concept created by Karl Lagerfeld. A true haven of peace, this brand new space features a new pool and is completely exclusive to hotel residents and to ODYESSY members.
The heart of The Métropole though lies firmly in Monaco’s infectious glamour, and even the bar has a renown of its own – a place to see and be seen, open to the early hours, and serving some of the best cocktails in town.