Forbes: Monte Carlo Beach Hotel – Where 1930s Elegance Meets A Green Future

Nel-Olivia Waga
August 15, 2023
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Nestled in the alluring embrace of the Mediterranean, the opulent Monte Carlo Beach Hotel stands as a glamorous sanctuary, epitomizing contemporary luxury and timeless elegance. Designed by renowned architect India Mahdavi, this seaside villa pays homage to the 1930s French Riviera, offering guests an unforgettable escape into a world of indulgence. With its private beach, Olympic-sized pool, and the gastronomic delights of Elsa, the hotel has achieved the prestigious Green Globe certification, solidifying its commitment to sustainability and responsible hospitality.

Stepping into the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel is like stepping back in time to the golden era of the 1930s, a period when pleasure-seekers flocked to the French Riviera for lavish experiences. India Mahdavi’s masterful interior redesign captures the colors and shapes of the sea, creating a contemporary and chic ambiance that effortlessly blends with the intimate atmosphere, including black and white photographs of guests in the 1930s. The result is an unparalleled experience that beautifully captures the essence of the Riviera’s allure and charm.

Central to the hotel’s appeal is its unwavering commitment to sustainability, which has earned it the coveted Green Globe certification. Against the backdrop of Monaco’s breathtaking coastline, the hotel embraces nature-inspired practices throughout its operations. Operations not only facing the guests, but also making sure that the happenings in the background are as eco-friendly as possible: For instance: the hotel (as part of the brand Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer) has ensured environmentally conscious management of water consumption by installing water-saving equipment and educating staff on best practices. This policy has been in place since 2007 and has enabled the hotel to significantly reduce water consumption. A system for monitoring even the smallest of leaks has been installed to ensure that no leak expands and so that water is not wasted.

While the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel is a haven for relaxation, it also caters to adventure-seekers with an array of thrilling sports and leisure activities. Guests can bask in the sun by the pool, beach, tents, cabins, and bungalows, all offering breathtaking views of the sea or the magnificent Olympic-sized pool. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, the Monte-Carlo Beach Club provides a plethora of water sports, including parasailing, tubing, and boating. To complete the experience, visitors can unwind at the charming spa, immersing themselves in a world of tranquility and rejuvenation.

From luxurious rooms with loggias to splendid suites, every aspect of the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel is designed to highlight the abundant light and awe-inspiring sea views.

The hotel’s indoor decor perfectly complements the natural beauty of the Mediterranean coast, allowing guests to revel in an enchanting visual feast, whether from the comfort of their rooms or while immersing themselves in the azure-tinted natural surroundings outside.

Nestled within the heart of the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel, Elsa stands as the hidden gem of the Riviera. This Relais & Châteaux restaurant and female Chef Mélanie Serre’s culinary direction pays homage to nature, presenting a menu that showcases fresh Mediterranean flavors. Elsa’s commitment to sustainability has earned it the prestigious “Ethical and Environmental Responsibility Prize” by La Liste during the Special Mediterranean Awards 2023. The hotel’s gastronomic restaurant, sets a stellar example by crafting delectable dishes from seasonal, locally-sourced produce and short supply chains, offering guests an unforgettable culinary journey.

Adding to its allure is the newly opened Club La Vigie Monte-Carlo, situated at the end of the Monte-Carlo Beach peninsula, offering an authentic and vibrant 1950s Riviera experience. With the exclusivity of a private establishment and the characteristic joie de vivre of the region, guests can relish the Monaco sun while indulging in a delectable menu designed by Marcel Ravin. The club is a celebration of the Riviera’s essence, where friends come together to create cherished memories.

Monaco’s dedication to sustainability is evident through its active participation in the Global Destination Sustainability Index since 2018. The Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel, under the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer brand, aligns with Monaco’s nationwide objectives by reducing carbon emissions and offering environmentally responsible products and services. The brand’s third Sustainable Development Charter outlines 30 commitments that reflect its responsibility towards human life and the environment. Furthermore, the brand actively supports marine protection efforts, with H.S.H. Prince Albert II establishing two marine protected areas within Monte-Carlo, showcasing its dedication to preserving the region’s natural treasures and hoping to become one of the best destinations for sustainable tourism, one day.

The Monte Carlo Beach Hotel is a luxurious and sustainable oasis that celebrates the beauty of the Mediterranean while providing an unparalleled gastronomic experience. As Monte-Carlo emerges as a leading sustainable tourism destination, the hotel stands as a shining example of elegance and responsible hospitality, where luxury and environmental consciousness harmoniously coexist.

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