Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo

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The current Hotel Metropole (far left)

The Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo, is a five-star hotel at 4, Avenue De La Madone, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

History[edit]

The original Hotel Metropole

The Hotel Metropole was built in 1889, designed by Hans-Georg Tersling.[1] Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark died there in 1944.[2] Lebanese developer Nabil Boustany bought the hotel from the British Grand Metropolitan group in 1980.[3] Boustany spent $140 million gutting and rebuilding the aging hotel into a modern luxury hotel.[4] The hotel reopened in 1988 as Le Metropole Palace.[5] The opening was attended by Prince Rainier, Prince Albert and Princess Stephanie.[6] The hotel was operated by Conrad Hotels, the international division of Hilton Hotels.[7] In September 2003, the hotel closed for a major renovation,[8] reopening in July 2004 with its name shortened to Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo to match the original hotel. It has 126 guest rooms, including 64 suites.[9]

Italian-American television host Mike Bongiorno died there in 2009.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elaine Denby (27 March 2002). Grand Hotels: Reality and Illusion. Reaktion Books. p. 241. ISBN 978-1-86189-121-1. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  2. ^ Scott (9 March 2017). "Prince Andreas of Greece". Unofficial Royalty. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Le Grand Hôtel change de patron". 28 June 1980. Retrieved 1 October 2017 – via Le Monde.
  4. ^ "At 65, Monaco's Prince Rainier Feels His Oats; It's Not Albert's Turn to Reign or Shine yet – Vol. 29 No. 23". people.com. 13 June 1988. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  5. ^ "The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on December 24, 1989 · Page 35". newspapers.com. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  6. ^ "A Promenade In Monte Carlo". The New York Times. 13 March 1988. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Hilton Intern. Co., Inc. v. Hilton Hotels Corp., 888 F. Supp. 520 (S.D.N.Y. 1995)". justia.com. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Monaco : Le Métropole Palace ferme pour des travaux de grande ampleur". tourmag.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo Monaco Monte-Carlo, in the heart of the Principality of Monaco". Monaco-hotel.com. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Mike Bongiorno è morto a Montecarlo. Aveva 85 anni | TV Sorrisi e Canzoni". Sorrisi.com. 15 April 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  11. ^ "«Correte, è caduto». Il malore nella suite - Corriere della Sera". Corriere.it. Retrieved 1 May 2017.

External links[edit]

Official website

Coordinates: 43°44′27″N 7°25′41″E / 43.740935°N 7.427934°E / 43.740935; 7.427934