Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo
|Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo|
Location within Monaco
|Hotel chain||Monte Carlo SBM|
|Location||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|Address||Place du Casino|
|Owner||Société des Bains de Mer|
|Management||Monte Carlo SBM|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Gobineau de la Brétonnerie (1862)
Jules Dutrou (1865 expansion)
Édouard Niermans (1908 remodel of the public rooms)
|Number of rooms||187|
|Number of suites||75|
|Number of restaurants||3|
The Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo is a hotel located in Monaco, It was opened in 1863 as part of the development of Monaco by the Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) under the auspices of Charles III of Monaco.
The Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo is a luxury hotel at the heart of Monaco, and is owned and operated by SBM, along with the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, the Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel and the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort. The hotel is regularly listed on the annual Conde Nast Traveller Gold List. It has notable restaurants, including the Michelin 3-star Louis XV and Michelin-starred Le Grill, as well as the Le Bar Americain listed on World's Best Bar selection.
The hotel has 187 rooms divided into four groups based on type of view, decoration and luxury. The Exclusive City View offers 20 rooms, the Superior Courtyard has 29 large rooms, the Exclusive Sea View has 59 and the Exclusive Casino has six. Additionally there are 75 suites and junior suites which are grouped similarly, offering more luxury than the regular rooms. There are single and double suites as well as Courtyard Junior suites and Sea/Casino Junior suites. There is also a Presidential suite.
In popular culture
The hotel has featured in numerous films, including Confessions of a Cheat (1936), The Red Shoes (1948), Iron Man 2 (2010), Monte Carlo (2011), and two James Bond films; Never Say Never Again (1983) and GoldenEye (1995). It was also portrayed in the 2012 animated film Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.
- Gobineau designed the original hotel, Dutrou significantly expanded the building from its original two storeys, and Niermans remodeled the public rooms. See Denby, Elaine (2004). Grand Hotels: Reality and Illusion, p. 92. London:Reaktion Books. ISBN 9781861891211. Preview at Google Books. Denby incorrectly gives Dutrou's first names as Jean-Baptiste. His first name was actually Jules. See Folli, Andrea; Merello, Gisella (2004). "The Splendour of the Garnier Rooms at the Monte Carlo Casino", p. 116 in Charles Garnier and Gustave Eiffel on the French and Italian Rivieras: The Dream of Reason (in English and French). Marseilles: Editions Imbernon. ISBN 9782951639614.
- Madagascar 3 – Europe’s Most wanted: The joyful band of animals arrives in Monaco! (Hotel de Paris website)