Well-known for its extravagance, Monaco is home to some of the most exclusive and beautiful hotel suites in the world. Despite leading the way with its 'Green is the New Glam' sustainability campaign to make the Principality carbon neutral by 2050 and promote sustainable tourism, Monaco has lost none of its glamour. Some of the top suites in the world are located in the Principality, and the top picks are:
Diamond Princess Grace Suite at Hotel de Paris, Monte-Carlo
The most exclusive and extraordinary suite in the entire Riviera, the Diamond Princess Grace Suite at the Hotel de Paris opened in 2017 and is the epitome of sophistication. The vast two-floor, 910sq-m. suite pays tribute to its namesake, who left her mark on the history of the Principality through her elegance, refinement and generosity.
With two bedrooms, three walk-in wardrobes, two lounges, a living room, dining room, kitchen, swimming pool, hammam and sauna, an office and spectacular terraces offering a 180° view of the Mediterranean, this is one of the most sought-after suites in the world. Its €30,000-a-night price tag comes with helicopter transfers, in-suite concierge service, complimentary mini bar, wine cellar and open bar, a dedicated private room at Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo in winter, a tent at the Monte-Carlo Beach Club in summer and much more.
Hotel Metropole – Carre D'Or Suite
The Carre D'Or Suite at the Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo is a symbol of luxury and charm. Located on the top floor of the prestigious hotel, the exceptional 150sq-m. apartment is exquisitely decorated with rich fabrics and wallpapers and houses a spacious living room, large bedroom, walk-in wardrobe and voluminous marble and gold bathroom. Outside, a 110sq-m. terrace offers some of Monaco's best and the most exclusive views of the Casino de Monte-Carlo, its garden and the Mediterranean Sea. One night rate at Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo's Carre D'Or Suite starts from £8,000.
The Fairmont Monte-Carlo Grand Prix Suites
The Fairmont Monte-Carlo has three VIP suites inspired by Formula One legends – Sir Stirling Moss, Jean Alesi and David Coulthard. Racing fans can get close to their heroes in these suites with the legends' personal racing memorabilia, including race suits, helmets, and autographed books and photos on show. For the ultimate VIP experience guests with deep pockets should consider booking during the Grand Prix, when suites offer arguably the best seats in the Principality. Overlooking the famous F1 Fairmont Hairpin bend – the slowest turn of the entire F1 Championship – and the Louis II tunnel, guests are literally on top of the action as the hotel shakes while the cars speed underneath. Nightly rates for the Fairmont Monte-Carlo's Grand Prix Suites are available upon request.
Hotel Hermitage – Princely Diamond Suite
Hotel Hermitage's three-bedroom Princely Diamond Suite, from €25,000 a night, is 330sq-m. with three terraces, a living room, three bathrooms and three dressing rooms. Highlight services included with this exclusive suite are a personal housekeeper to assist with unpacking and packing of cases, a private butler, and a limousine at guest's beck and call for trips in Monte-Carlo. With a Michelin-star restaurant located within the hotel and free access to the casinos, private Monte-Carlo SBM beach, Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo spa and more, VIP guests will not be short of things to do in the Principality.