Built in 1886, the Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo is a luxurious hotel located in the Carré d’Or, just a few steps away from the casino in Monaco. The hotel was completely renovated in 2004 by the renowned French architect Jacques Garcia. The result is a palace with 125 rooms and suites, combining elegance and Mediterranean charm. Over the years, the hotel has won various honors, including the “Best Sustainability Policy for a Hotel in the World” prize given at the Prix Villégiature awards in 2021.
One of the hotel’s most notable qualities is its “Green Attitude” environmental policy. Since 2007, the hotel has been dedicated to reducing the impact of its activities on the planet and promoting sustainable development to its customers, employees, and suppliers. The “Green Attitude” policy is fully interwoven into the hotel’s corporate culture, concerning all employees, making it an important part of the guest experience, both in accommodation as well as in the hotel’s food and beverage outlets.
The hotel’s sustainability efforts are extensive, and involve reducing waste volume, boosting staff awareness about food waste reduction, introducing selective sorting, and recycling.The hotel has been at the forefront of the eco-responsible movement, being the first five-star hotel in Monaco to eliminate plastic straws from its restaurants in favor of sustainable alternatives. Furthermore, the hotel is devoted to increasing its energy performance through promoting soft mobility among its visitors and good energy management.
One of the hotel’s most impressive sustainability pursuits is its “1 tree planted for each hotel guest” program. The hotel has collaborated with the non-profit organization “Plant for the Planet” to plant one tree for each hotel guest. This program not only helps offset the carbon footprint of the hotel’s guests, but also contributes to reforestation efforts around the world.
The Hotel Metropole’s commitment to sustainability extends to its purchasing strategy, with a focus on local suppliers and subcontractors who share the hotel’s green values. Values such as prioritizing suppliers who adopt a responsible and sustainable purchasing policy, as well as having a “Green Committee” comprised of staff members from various services who help ensure that the hotel meets its sustainability goals.
Its passion for sustainability does not come at the expense of luxury and comfort. The hotel offers a range of dining options, including the two Michelin-starred Metropole Monte-Carlo Restaurant, which serves refined cuisine using Mediterranean flavors. The hotel also boasts the only Japanese restaurant on the Côte d’Azur to be awarded a Michelin star since 2010, Yoshi, a modern oasis that offers typical Japanese cuisine in a contemporary and daring décor by Didier Gomez. In addition guests can also enjoy the charming poolside restaurant, Odyssey, with its “haute couture” setting designed by Karl Lagerfeld.
Finally, guests looking for relaxation and wellness may indulge in the Spa Metropole by Givenchy, which opened in 2017. The spa, also designed by architect Didier Gomez, embodies the philosophy of the House’s core values: the choice of an exceptional location, with the luxury of space, sophistication of treatments, and a haven for absolute pleasure and well-being.
To conclude, Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo is a luxurious hotel that has seamlessly integrated sustainability into its operations. From its “Green Attitude” environmental policy to its emphasis on local suppliers and its “1 tree planted for each hotel guest” initiative, the hotel is dedicated to reducing its impact on the planet while ensuring that guests enjoy a lavish and relaxing stay.
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