DEPARTURES

HIGH GLAMOUR IN MONTE-CARLO

This seaside treasure has long been the playground for those with a taste for the finer things in life and the means to indulge them. Come aboard and enjoy your starring role.

JAMES DYER

The scene is set – one final check to confirm you and your partner are fabulously flawless – The helicopter has arrived: scene 1 - take 1. Channeling your inner Pierce Brosnan and Natalya Simonova, you are ready to fully embark on an adventure of a lifetime, to save the planet perhaps. Unlike the movies, there is no real threat of nuclear disaster – one can still pretend…right? This extravagant scenery is the beginning of a fabulous getaway where you can fantasize life as a secret agent. A bit of role playing is known to spice up a marriage. You are heading to the most luxurious principality in the world.

 

Monaco: the very name brings to mind images of glitz and glamour, privilege and royalty; where the Grimaldi family has ruled the tiny principality of Monaco for seven centuries and where American actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III in 1956, becoming Princess of Monaco. The capital Monte Carlo awaits you to envelop you in a “GoldenEye Experience” not seen since Bond, James Bond - the darling of John le Carré spy thrillers, who inspired us with the lifestyle of the world’s most iconic of secret agents.

 

Arrive in style on a private helicopter to the five-star Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo where you are suite awaits. Your dedicated butler will keep your glasses filled with Dom Perignon while you admire your accommodations in the lavishly newly renovated Suite Carré d’Or penthouse that was redesigned by renowned French interior architect Jacques Garcia. According to Garcia: “This suite is aptly named because it is the most beautiful in Monaco, offering an enchanting view of the Mediterranean and the Casino which, in architectural terms, is a legend in the Principality that continues to make us dream of a certain exoticism, as majestic as ever. Everything in this suite reflects luxury. It needed to be endowed with more, not ostentatiously, but through touches of elegance, comfort, culture and refinement."

 

Take in the 180° view of Monte-Carlo, the Golden Square with its “Belle Epoque” casino, its gardens, and the sparkling sea from the suite’s 1,000 sq. ft+ terrace. Your housekeeper will unpack your bags as you decide on what time to partake in the Aston Martin driving tour of Monaco, the in-room spa treatments from Spa Metropole by Givenchy, the private dinner from Michelin-starred Restaurant Joël Robuchon Monte Carlo on the penthouse terrace, the VIP tour and access of the Monte-Carlo Casino. Don’t forget to take a dip in the Odyssey pool designed by Karl Lagerfeld where you have private access to it and its cabana.

 

Access this fun filled adult luxury escape inspired by Bond himself begins at $13,500 nightly. For more details, contact the hotel or visit www.metropole.com.

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