Nestled into the French Riviera, the small country of Monaco conjures images of Grace Kelly, royalty and extravagance. Centrally located, Monte Carlo is a hub of Monaco’s activity. Set against the Mediterranean and home to the famed Monte Carlo Casino and the Monaco Grand Prix, it deserves to top the bucket list! When planning your glamorous vacation to the region, set your sights on Fairmont Monte Carlo.
Luxurious Guest Accommodations
One of the largest resorts in Europe, the Fairmont Monte Carlo offers 596 guests rooms and suites. For some of the best views of the city, the Commodore Suites are an outstanding choice. Located on the luxury hotel’s fifth and sixth floors, these guest quarters have a bedroom, living room and three terraces. These lovely outdoor living spaces provide views of the Mediterranean, the harbor and the Prince’s Palace. Moreover, these suites would be exceptional for families as adjoining rooms are available.
But, of course, the Grand Prix Suite can’t be beat! Fans of Formula 1 will relish a stay in these 915 square foot suites. Located on the Fairmont hairpin, this luxurious room style accommodates three guests and offers a bedroom, living room and three terraces.
Aside from luxury accommodations, dining at Fairmont Monte Carlo adds another decadent layer to a glamorous vacation. Bistro Lounge and Bar Saphir 24 recently underwent refurbishing and now takes inspiration from the Riva yacht brand. Open 24/7, this intimate restaurant offers stunning views of the sea and a decadent French-influenced menu.
Foodies and Hollywood fans alike will be familiar with NOBU Fairmont Monte Carlo. Here, acclaimed chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa shares his flare with Japanese/South American fusion. Aside from the main dining room and sushi bar, this exceptional restaurant has a lounge and bar, 2 private rooms and a terrace with unbeatable views.
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For a fun-filled time, nothing compares to the vivacity of Nikki Beach. From April through September, dine poolside and take in the sea breeze. Moreover, the entertainment lures people from throughout Monte Carlo as the music spun by resident DJ’s creates a lively atmosphere that cannot be beat.
Also, in April 2020, Fairmont Monte Carlo will be opening Horizon Deck Restaurant & Champagne Bar. This open air restaurant will feature Mediterranean cuisine created with local ingredients. Moreover, it’s location provides panoramic views of Monaco.
Count an appointment at Carol Joy Spa among the highlights of a glamorous vacation in Monte Carlo! Indeed, in 2019, the spa won the World Spa Awards for Best Hotel Spa in Monaco. The nearly 3,000 square foot spa is awash in natural light creating a truly relaxing space. Moreover, the staff is trained in state-of-the-art techniques allowing treatments to be both pampering and restorative. The eclectic spa menu offers facials, massages, body treatments, phototherapy, reflexology, ayurvedic massage and beauty treatments. And the hammam and sauna are ready to melt cares away. Simply something for everyone!
In addition to spa services, guests of Fairmont Monte Carlo can continue working toward wellness at the fitness studio. Open 24/7, the newly refurbished space has myriad cardio equipment as well as a studio with classes. And for more class variety, video workouts are available. Furthermore, on-staff coaches will help design programs to achieve guest’s individual fitness goals.
Glamorous Vacation Activities
Monaco has a reputation for vibrance and luxury. In fact, it’s hard to not have a glamorous vacation in the microstate! And Monte Carlo is at the heart of the extravagance. From its harbor filled with superyachts to the casino nightlife to the Formula 1 racing, in Monte Carlo, glamour is everywhere.
The most famous activity is the Monaco Grand Prix. Held annually during the last weekend of May, this exciting Formula 1 race moves throughout the city of Monte Carlo. In fact, the cars even race underneath the Fairmont Monte Carlo! A stay at this luxury hotel assures exceptional viewing of this world-renowned event. Be sure to reserve a Grand Prix Suite to have a front row seat!
And for more lively action, be sure to visit the casinos. Fairmont Monte Carlo’s own Sun Casino offers a wide variety of American style games daily. But for a more low-key but must-do experience during your stay, be sure to enjoy the Sunday Jazz Brunch at Bistro Lounge. Take in the soothing sounds of live jazz while indulging in the decadent brunch buffet.
Leave the monotony of everyday behind and head to Monaco for a glamorous vacation on the French Riviera. The Fairmont Monte Carlo awaits!