In 2019, after several years of transformation, the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, which overlooks the legendary Place du Casino, unveiled its new suites and rooms.
Lights, materials, equipment: everything here converges towards the unforgettable experience of a 5-star hotel.
At one end, there’s a discreet access to the brand new district dedicated to luxury business and shopping : the One Monte-Carlo Restaurants and prestigious brands have invaded this place with its dramatic architecture.
An original concept, like this shop where all kinds of art is on offer.
Following an idea from the big boss of the house of Chopard, the place gathers exceptional timepieces, but not only that....
9 watch brands are represented within Art in Time: Urwerk (pronounced OUrwerk), Florian Schlumpf, Greubel Forsey, Ressence, Moser, Ferdinand Berthoud, Chopard and MB&F, without forgetting L'Epee 1839 to whom we owe this superb Time Fast D8, a worthy representative of the historic relationship linking the Principality of Monaco to motor sport.
We were honored to be able to admire the piece which won the 2019 Chronometry Prize at the Grand Prix of Watchmaking in Genèva.
Speaking of objects, the neighboring store shows us a nice range.
It can be said that Czarina is undoubtedly part of the furniture in Monaco.
It is here that each year, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene come to hunt for a few objects, intended to dress the salons of the Palace.
The Czarina concept is a mixture of time and style.
Furniture, dishes, table linen, jewelry and books are scattered here and there.
Originally located at the Sporting d'Hiver, the place was particularly appreciated by Mr. de Givenchy, a place he tenderly called his "luxury souk".
Among the exceptional pieces, this cabinet in tortoiseshell dating from the 1950s, or this tea furniture straight out of the imagination of a Brazilian designer.
A short detour to the Place du Casino, which begins to put on its best clothes a few days before the Monaco national holiday, celebrated every November the 19th, and in a few moments, we come face to face with the new One Monte Carlo conference center.
While the main entrance is located a stone's throw from the Louis Vuitton and Fendi boutiques, it is underneath Place du Casino that the place was fitted out.
Almost 40 feet underground, this 1,500 m2 space serves as a backdrop for events of all kinds, from the most intimate to the most exceptional.
While the Café de Paris is a renowned address on the Monaco square, it is at the ÔMER restaurant of the Hotel de Paris that we have chosen to have lunch.
In this restaurant by Alain Ducasse, the second of the chef in the Principality, there is a new Mediterranean art of living.
Located on the ground floor of the new Rotonde wing of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, the room designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon is reminiscent of the decor of a boat.
Here, the menu combines freedom of choice and culinary crossbreeding and covers the essential tastes of Greece, Lebanon, Turkey, but also Morocco and Tunisia, sometimes lingering on the Hispanic, Nicois or Maltese.
A multitude of flavors that offers guests a real cruise, celebrating the most beautiful products that the Mediterranean has to offer.
Coming out of the restaurant, our nostrils are immediately teased by a few subtle and fruity scents.
Alex Simone was born in 2016, it's a brand that I created here in the Principality. And Alex and Simone were the first names of my grandparents with whom I had my first olfactory memories and this is how the brand was born.
The trigger phenomenon is that I fell in love with this region for more than 20 years when I arrived and it is very inspiring from a perfumery point of view.
And to help him bottle his "Haute Couture" perfumes, Eric Rousseau turned to a house with a rich past: Domaine Sainte Blanche imagined and designed by Edmond ROUDNITSKA, one of the greatest perfumers of the 20th century.
For a Monegasque house imbued with elegance and refinement, the bow tie seemed appropriate.
A true symbol of Alex Simone, we find it engraved behind each bottle and as for the cap, it seems to be inspired too.
Distributed in Monaco, at the Atmosphere store as well as at the Café de Paris, Alex Simone has now turned to the international market, the brand now being represented in more than 20 countries, notably in Korea, Vietnam, Russia, Ukraine, England and even Germany, one of its biggest markets.