Published on December 21, 2023Updated on December 21, 2023
Embrace Monaco in all its breathtaking splendor at Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, where Belle Époque heritage meets absolute comfort and modernity. Over the years, Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo has been a legendary Monaco destination for the most discerning travelers, a sanctuary of serenity welcoming anyone from Monegasque locals to couples on a romantic getaway, or even the world’s royal families. Thanks to its exceptional reception and service, refined gastronomy, and ceaselessly reimagined cultural ambiance, the hotel’s reputation is unparalleled. All in all, this landmark and its team are genuinely eager to welcome you for an unforgettable stay at the Hôtel des Connaisseurs.
Hôtel des Connaisseurs: an apt name for an establishment whose excellence is showcased in subtle elegance. Set slightly away from the famous Place du Casino, the Belle Époque façade of the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo rests in the shade of splendid, hundred-year-old Ficus trees. This hotel in the heart of Monaco is a stone’s throw from the Casino de Monte-Carlo, the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo, the luxurious boutiques of the One Monte-Carlo, but is also a peaceful haven, removed from hustle-and-bustle and prying eyes, with breathtaking views of the port and the sea. This exceptionally charming hotel seems suspended in space and time with a juxtaposition of lounges, galleries, gardens, patios and terraces that recount the richness of its history. The Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo cocoons their guests in a variety of rooms and suites, whether sea-facing, with terraces or with city views, they offer iconic vistas of Monaco and the Mediterranean Sea. With its unequalled comfort, state-of-the-art amenities, and exquisite surroundings, Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo is a truly exclusive oasis of tranquility.
Palaces with an essence and history as rich as those of the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo are rare. The paintings, sculptures, porcelain, frescoes, and mosaics set the tone with your first step inside. The luxury here is subdued, its beauty omnipresent. The traveler will immediately feel at home. Even rarer are the palaces where every guest knows that their next stay will be neither quite the same, nor entirely different. What remains the same is the recognition and honoring of their preferences. It’s their eggs served soft-boiled at precisely three-and-ahalf minutes, just as they like them, or their favourite cocktail or champagne delivered directly to their room. To welcome the guests, fresh flowers and unique displays are designed by Monaco renowned florist, Marco Traverso. With a subtle, seasonal palette and refined simplicity, his bouquets vary weekly and truly enchant the senses, while staying full and abundant, but never ostentatious, in keeping with the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo tradition. Such meticulous attention to detail and intuitive care for guests are what set Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo apart. With seamless service and dedicated staff, every moment, every touch, is exceptional.
The Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo has been cultivating understated elegance in Monaco for over 100 years. With its corbelled façade, the historic palace has retained its charm and authenticity. Crossing the threshold of the main entrance and stepping foot into the lobby overlooking Square Beaumarchais is like discovering an architectural treasure. Follow the gallery leading to the Winter Garden and be stunned by its vastness. This is no ordinary hotel corridor — the reason for its width lies in the history of fashion. The hotel welcomed an aristocratic clientele as early as the nineteenth century. Women at the time wore dresses up to two metres wide, and these lady socialites needed to be able to pass each other comfortably and elegantly. Then, there is the Winter Garden itself. Its sumptuous floral floor mosaic is a masterpiece of nineteenth century decoration. Lift your gaze to the Eiffel glass roof, interlaced with fruits, flowers, leaves and branches, as Verlaine would have described it, in a fine steel frame, illuminated by the sun in the daytime and by a thousand lights at night. A Belle-Epoque masterpiece, that manages to blend heritage and modernity seamlessly.
Whether it’s art, gastronomy, cigars, fashion, yachting, music, sports, wine, literature, philosophy, or simply the art of living, the teams at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo can adeptly discern the unique interests of each guest, welcoming them with the most personalised, tailor-made service possible. After all, would a ready-made, “off-the-rack” package be enough to satisfy a connoisseur?
As soon as you arrive in the lobby, the cultural and artistic life of the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo is rich and precious. The works of modern and contemporary art, displayed in ever-changing exhibitions in partnership with Artcurial, will not fail to catch the eye of a true connoisseur. Not to mention the ceiling of the Belle Epoque dining room, work of Gabriel Ferrier... But art is not simply on exhibit in this Hôtel des Connaisseurs — it is lived! From literary, poetic and philosophical talks, to festivals, auctions, expositions, tastings, conferences and concerts under the Eiffel cupola, the heart of this establishment beats to a lively rhythm of events.
For its VIP clients, the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo also offers the opportunity to experience exceptional evenings at the Opera Monte-Carlo followed by dinner in the company of artists. Others special evenings packages are offer to clients who want to enjoy a philharmonic concert in the courtyard of the Prince’s Palace or a private exhibition visit to the Grimaldi Forum after a dinner at Pavyllon Monte-Carlo, a restaurant by Yannick Alléno.
Guests are transported on a unique sensorial journey, blending haute gastronomy by Yannick Alléno, classical music and an art exhibition. These are just a few examples of what each connoisseur can discover with each passing season during their stay at Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo.
The Printemps des Arts music festival or the Monte-Carlo Jazz festival have chosen the Crystal Bar, with its library, grand piano and exceptional cognacs, as their venue for their “after-party” events. The continued celebration is conducive to impromptu concerts and unforgettable improvisation.
Are you a connoisseur of gastronomy, too? Then, you will get your fill here! The hotel is home to one of the world’s most renowned chefs, Yannick Alléno. Enthusiastic, he devotes his life to the French cuisine, rich in its heritage and ambitious in its creations. He is best known for his work on sauces and his desire to modernise them with a revolutionary process he created: Extraction®. His restaurant is a relaxed, modern and ecological version of French haute cuisine. A seat at the counter gives you a prime view of the chef and his brigade at work, a true pleasure for the senses. Or perhaps you’d prefer to enjoy your meal on the terrace, admiring the sea and yachts. For a charming tea, cocktail or snack, you can also head to the Limun Bar, an ideal place to rub shoulders with other connoisseurs. Impromptu discussions about art, culture and the beauty of things await
Here, the youngest guests aren’t just kids: they’re Very Important Kids! In addition to the Kids Room and the hotel’s many services, a wide selection of activities - sculpture, painting, pastry-making - is planned to awaken their curiosity and satisfy their thirst for learning. From Matisse to Monet, Niki de Saint Phalle or Gustave Eiffel... each week, a different artist is featured, and our VIKs can try their hand at the fine arts, in the style of the great masters. A little connoisseur could become a big one!
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