Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo

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

Hôtel Metropole Monte Carlo
The current Hotel Metropole building.
Hotel chainMonte Carlo SBM
General information
LocationMonte Carlo, Monaco
Address4, Avenue De La Madone
Opening1889; 135 years ago (1889)
ManagementMonte Carlo SBM
Design and construction
Architect(s)Hans-Georg Tersling
Other information
Number of rooms62
Number of suites64
Number of restaurants3

History edit

The original Hotel Metropole building

The Hotel Metropole was built in 1889, designed by Hans-Georg Tersling.[1] Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark died there in 1944.[citation needed] Italian-American television host Mike Bongiorno died there in 2009.[2][3]

Turrets of the current Hotel Metropole (far left)

Lebanese developer Nabil Boustany bought the hotel from the British Grand Metropolitan group in 1980.[4] Boustany spent $140 million gutting and rebuilding the aging hotel into a modern luxury hotel.[5] The hotel reopened in 1988 as Le Metropole Palace.[6] The opening was attended by Prince Rainier, Prince Albert and Princess Stephanie.[7] The hotel was operated by Conrad Hotels, the international division of Hilton Hotels.[8] In September 2003, the hotel closed for a major renovation,[9] 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.[10]

In November 2020, the hotel closed for the first phase of renovation; it took five months and the hotel reopened in April 2021.[11][12]

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. ^ "Mike Bongiorno è morto a Montecarlo. Aveva 85 anni | TV Sorrisi e Canzoni". 15 April 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  3. ^ "«Correte, è caduto». Il malore nella suite - Corriere della Sera". Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Le Grand Hôtel change de patron". 28 June 1980. Retrieved 1 October 2017 – via Le Monde.
  5. ^ "At 65, Monaco's Prince Rainier Feels His Oats; It's Not Albert's Turn to Reign or Shine yet – Vol. 29 No. 23". 13 June 1988. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  6. ^ "The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on December 24, 1989 · Page 35". Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  7. ^ "A Promenade In Monte Carlo". The New York Times. 13 March 1988. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Hilton Intern. Co., Inc. v. Hilton Hotels Corp., 888 F. Supp. 520 (S.D.N.Y. 1995)". Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Monaco : Le Métropole Palace ferme pour des travaux de grande ampleur". Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo Monaco Monte-Carlo, in the heart of the Principality of Monaco". Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  11. ^ Tanti, Cassandra (2 December 2020). "The story behind the closure of the Hôtel Métropole". Monaco Life. Monaco. Retrieved 29 June 2021.
  12. ^ Mosconi, Alizée (22 April 2021). "Hotel Métropole Monte-Carlo reopens after months of renovation works". Monaco Tribune. Monaco. Retrieved 6 June 2021.

External links edit

Official website

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