Today’s Traveller partnered with Visit Monaco to organise an exclusive interaction for celebrity influencers and elite group of wedding planners with the leadership team of the Monaco Government Touist Office on 16 December at the ITC Maratha, Mumbai.
This was an exclusive by-invitation-only event with 25-30 celebrity travel, wedding, lifestyle, and food influencers from Mumbai.
During the discourse, authentic views of top-notch influencers on the latest trends in lifestyle and travel were touched upon even as leading wedding planners talked about how aspirational Monaco is as the ultimate wedding destination.
The discussions were free-flowing and curated in a manner to offer attendees every opportunity to share their experiences of luxury travel and their preferences.
The event proved to be a one-of-a-kind activity with influencers in the travel, wedding, lifestyle, and food segment.
This was followed by a detailed Presentation on Monaco as a Wedding and Leisure Destination. The presentation was followed by a brainstorming session and an exchange of ideas among the Monaco leadership teams all attending delegates.
It was a great learning opportunity to know more about a luxury lifestyle destination that has much to offer. Holidays are made to relax and have fun, but also and above all to recharge your batteries.
Monaco is a beautiful Mediterranean paradise where time stands still, and where visitors can treat themselves to moments of pure happiness, treat their tastebuds to an incomparable dining range, well-being through a range of renowned hotels and top-of-the-range spas, and experience the best in romantic wedding venues, private beaches or dream pools.
A stay in the Principality promises moments of absolute relaxation as you shop, walks in gardens or stroll alongside a blue sea.
Influencers shared how they would love to experience Monaco’s celebratory attractions, enchanting wedding venues, the F1, and other exceptional moments in dining, shopping, yachting, and marine life to name a few.
The event served as the curtain-raiser to the Visit Monaco Most Influential Blogger Contest which provided an opportunity to win exciting prizes, the first prize being an iPhone. Details of the much-awaited contest on Most Influential Blogger by Visit Monaco were unveiled at the event.
The event also witnessed a series of Lucky Dips. A power-packed event full of energy passion and vigour ended with Networking Wine and Lunch. The Visit Monaco Meeting with Wedding Planners and Influencers on 16th December 2021 at ITC Maratha, Mumbai successfully concluded on a high note.
The idea was to engage the Monaco leadership team with influencers over a round table knowledge sharing session along with introducing a contest over Wine and Cheese followed by Lunch.
The event was structured in an interactive manner with an Opening Address by Rajeev Nangia, Director India, Monaco Government Tourism Office.
The Principality of Monaco
The Principality of Monaco has been an aspirational symbol of luxury and glamour and with the evening’s focus on Meetings and Incentives, a wonderful presentation was made of the destination’s modern infrastructure, rich heritage, and culture as well as its reputation as a safe, accessible, and prestigious MICE-destination.
Within its 2 square km, Monaco has expansive luxury hotel facilities, multi-awarded Convention centers, glamorous events like the Monte Carlo Rally and the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, the most stunning venues in the world for private events, and solutions tailored to MICE needs, guaranteeing excellent value for money.
The Principality has created the Monaco Safe certification, a real pledge of health safety and confidence for customers and visitors to the various establishments that are open to the public & for events.
As a wedding destination, Monaco is ideally located in the heart of Europe, and is renowned for its Mediterranean climate and its security.
Its varied environment stretches from the French Riviera to the Italian Riviera as well as the hinterland of the Alpes-Maritimes.
One can choose the Principality for its glamour and its glitter, but also for its history, its local gastronomy and its picturesque traditions.
Monaco also has a vast set of very high-level hotel infrastructures and wedding venues available to visitors with a wide choice of restaurants, wellness and fitness areas.
Shopping addict? Shop all day in Monte-Carlo!
Passing through the alleys of the old town where traders display their typical souvenir objects, to the shopping arcades of the Metropolis, to the Park Palace (that the locals call the Allées Lumières), or the new district of One Monte-Carlo, the most big names in fashion, haute couture, perfumery, and jewelry can be found in the Principality in case you feel like splurging …
When it comes to shopping, the name of the Principality of Monaco is inseparable from the famous “ Carré d’Or ” where elegant boutiques with prestigious labels stand. With the opening of the new “ One Monte-Carlo », Located in the heart of Monaco, the promenade becomes the most exclusive on the Riviera and offers you the opportunity to stroll among the biggest names in fashion and their latest creations.
Nearby is the Zara brand, which is ready to welcome you again after months of renovating its boutique, established in Monaco in 2005. Art lovers will also find what they are looking for with the big names of antique dealers and decorators.
Close to the Casino gardens, the Metropole Shopping Monte-Carlo houses more than 80 boutiques in a chic, trendy and relaxed atmosphere, for a clientele looking for subtle labels and a bit offbeat. In this Belle Epoque-inspired setting, do not hesitate to take a gourmet break at the Met Café under the majestic Bohemian crystal chandelier or taste pastries at the famous Pierre Hermé.
If you want to continue shopping, then it’s time to go along Boulevard des Moulins, Boulevard d’Italie, and Avenue Princesse Grace. Here the “Refinement windows” are aptly named. For your pleasure, there is a succession of trendy designer clothing stores as well as high-end accessories, decoration, and interior. Local merchants – Façonnable, IKKS, Ralph Lauren, Aubade, Fashion For Floor, or Baby Dior… – will be able to welcome you and advise you with their smile and their expertise.
To continue this “shopping” experience, straddling the streets Grimaldi, Millo, and Terrazzani, ” the commercial space of Condamine Is the most diverse in the Principality. Its many shops are waiting for you.
The pedestrian zone of rue Princesse Caroline will allow you to make your purchases in peace, in a place where pedestrians have taken precedence over cars. The district is home to shops with a wide variety of concepts: accessible style shops such as Ba & sh, Sandro, Maje … or the Automobile Club de Monaco shop where you can buy souvenirs linked to motorsport.
For your souvenir shopping, it is recommended to go to ” Monaco Ville “. Le Rocher is indeed the ideal place to look for memorable moments of your stay in the Principality.
As for the ” Fontvieille shopping center », It is distinguished by shops of European brands known for their more affordable prices. Something to satisfy all your desires. Ideal place to buy sports accessories, household items as well as ready-to-wear items.
Gastronomic cooking in Monaco
Treat yourself to the luxury of refinement and excellence by plunging into the world of gastronomy where starred chefs compete in creativity and subtlety.
The Louis XV – Alain Ducasse at the Hotel de Paris
With its 3 stars in the Michelin Guide, the Louis XV – Alain Ducasse at the Hôtel de Paris never ceases to amaze. The menu of chefs Dominique Lory and Alain Ducasse asserts itself with modernity and youth. A cuisine that sings the sun … This is how Alain Ducasse describes the haute couture menu of the Louis XV – Alain Ducasse restaurant at the Hôtel de Paris. Its cuisine, inspired by the Riviera, gives pride of place to the products, flavors, and colours of the region and celebrates the accuracy of tastes. Fish from local fishing, herbs, and vegetables from the hinterland, intense broth
Elsa is the very first 100% organic restaurant to receive a star from the prestigious Michelin Guide.
On the 8th floor of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, the Grill offers an exceptional panorama of the Mediterranean. In fine weather, the roof opens completely for lunch in the sun or dinner under the stars. The cuisine gives pride of place to the grills which have made the reputation of the restaurant.
Its renovation is a return to the sources of everything that makes the magic of the place … The promise of an exhilarating moment. Franck Cerutti has flourished in the kitchens of the restaurants of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo for 23 years now. Perched on the 8th floor of the Hotel, on the Grill * terrace, the man who spent 30 years serving alongside Alain Ducasse happily evokes his attachment to the Riviera, to quality products, and to an art that he has been practicing since his arrival at Negresco in 1978.
Antonio Salvatore’s Table
With influences from southern Italy and France, the cuisine at La Table d’Antonio Salvatore is decidedly unique, and the dishes on offer are simply captivating. “New Monegasque” is the label that some would attribute to this restaurant with a strong penchant for the origins of artistic gastronomy. But La Table d’Antonio Salvatore is more than just a culinary experience.
The Blue Bay
Since its opening ten years ago, the Blue Bay has been entrusted to Marcel Ravin, a child of the Caribbean, who masterfully orchestrates the superb restaurant facing the Mediterranean.
His culinary style combines West Indian flavors with the treasures of the land and sea in the South.
The recent achievement of its Michelin star is a reward heralding a creative future that makes Blue Bay one of the essential addresses in Monegasque gastronomy.
Yannick Alléno at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo
“A fish, a vegetable, cooking. This is the motto of the gourmet restaurant at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo. The restaurant also offers a panoramic terrace overlooking the sea and the port of Monaco.
Exceptional, subtle and innovative Japanese cuisine. In a soothing Japanese garden decor, this restaurant located in the heart of the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo is distinguished by its Zen atmosphere and dishes as elegant as they are tasty. Yoshi is the only Japanese restaurant on the Côte d’Azur to have been awarded a Michelin star since 2010.
The Empire Room
Listed as a historical monument since the end of the 19th century, the Salle Empire at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo is the very expression of the European art of living. The flavors of the Mediterranean are revisited, sublimated and exceptional products are invited to the menu. A cuisine that finds the exact balance between delicacy and delicacy in an exceptional location.
The Blue Train
Le Train Bleu is a dinner leaving for Italy and its many sunny flavors: a Belle Époque atmosphere and gourmet cuisine blend elegantly in a unique setting, right inside the Casino de Monte-Carlo … With the Place du Casino as a landscape, an invitation to travel to the heart of Monaco.
Nobu Fairmont Monte-Carlo
Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, is recognized worldwide for having known how to marry the culture and the traditional Japanese kitchen with the subtle blends of spices and aromas of South America. In a chic and cozy decoration and atmosphere offering a wonderful terrace overlooking the Big Blue, a dinner at Nobu Fairmont Monte Carlo is an unforgettable memory
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