< MONACO | MONTE-CARLO: Hôtel Métropole
The historic location on which Hôtel Métropole now stands, once belonged to Pope Leon XIII. In 1886, the plot of land was purchased by the “Monte Carlo Hotel Company Ltd” and the property was built in 1889 in the neoclassical style of the Belle Epoque. Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo became a haven for affluent travellers, providing a discreet location which combined luxurious charm and comfort.
Set in the heart of Monaco just a few steps from Monte-Carlo’s legendary Grand Casino and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the hotel quickly became the benchmark of Monaco for
the international elite, which included the English aristocracy who were famous for their elegance and taste. The hotel’s success continued until the thirties, when the
global economic crisis slowed down the momentum.
In 1980 the Lebanese promoter Mr. Nabil Boustany, a lover of the Principality, bought Hôtel Métropole and began major renovations whilst renaming the hotel ‘The Metropole Palace’.
In September 2003, the hotel closed for interior and exterior works before being reborn as Hôtel Métropole Monte Carlo in July 2004. Following the renovations, Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo reopened in 2004 with an elegant contemporary design, which combined the glorious history of the hotel with a fresh Mediterranean feel. This continues to exude through the hotel’s concept, decor and the high-level of service offered.
A substantial part of the refurbishment and renovation took place within the hotel grounds and gardens with an enormous variety of vibrant flora and fauna being used to further enhance the property’s new look. In total the hotel’s gardens comprise over 30 species representing more than 3,000 varieties of plants.
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