Monte Carlo is most noted as a playground to the rich with a fabled casino and Grand Prix racing made famous in movies. It is a district within the City-State of Monaco, a country on the French Rivera surrounded on three sides by France and opening to Mediterranean Sea on its fourth side. Ruled by a Royal Family, Monaco is only about 2 square miles in area, and has a permanent population of just under 40,000 with almost ten times that number visiting each year as tourists.
The famous Hairpin Curve
Fairmont Monte Carlo welcomes a good share of the visitors to this home of race cars, yachts and the most famous casino in the world. Featuring over 600 rooms and Suites, Fairmont Monte Carlo covers almost a ¼ mile of floor space throughout the 7 floors of one of the largest resorts on the entire Mediterranean coast.
The building was originally built as a resort hotel in 1975 on the footprint of first Monegasque railway station, a foundational wall of which can still be seen in a lower office of the current hotel. Built in part on pillars that place a portion of the building in the Mediterranean Sea, the hotel is totally heated and air conditioned by a sophisticated system that cycles the sea water drawn from a depth of 40 meters below the surface.
A multi-million-dollar renovation in 2005 modernizes the public spaces, restaurants, rooms and suites redecorating in a modern, Mediterranean style complimenting the azure sea and the earthly cliffs of Monte Carlo. The Fairmont Monte Carlo is children friendly and caters to their needs throughout the property, in the room and at the restaurants.
The expansive Fairmont Monte Carlo has meeting rooms that can accommodate private meetings, seminars and conventions from 10 people to 2,000. Famed for its catering, the Fairmont Monte Carlo, also hosts weddings and other receptions in house and offsite, coordinating group reservations for your event, in one of the few resorts on the Mediterranean with the capacity to accommodate group bookings.
Family vacations, romantic honeymoons, gambling junkets, yacht dockings or cultural sightseeing are all good reasons to select the Fairmont Monte Carlo as your destination in Monaco. Within the facility are modern comfortable lobby spaces, a Shopping Arcade with a Casino that overlooks the sea, the award-winning Fairmont Spa, the very popular rooftop Nikki Beach, with views as far as the eye can see, restaurants and bars.
The Fairmont Spa is the winner of the Monaco’s Leading Spa Resort 2016 by the World Travel Award.
The Saphir 24 Bistro Lounge and Bar begins the day with a Continental Breakfast with a ring side seat on the edge of the sea with floor to ceiling windows or enjoy a table for two on the cozy terrace. A relaxed casual atmosphere is maintained throughout the day with a bistro style menu for lunch and dinner. Uniquely French Tea Time is served in the early afternoons with pastries and talk of the day. Also featuring an exclusive wine lounge highlighting wines of the region.
Breakfast at The Horizon Deck, Restaurant and Champagne Bar
If you have ever dreamed of eating with a 360° view of the Legendary Opera House, Prince’s Palace, Casino, distant cliffs and miles of sky and sea, The Horizon Deck, Restaurant and Champagne Bar is here to fulfill your dreams. Located on the 7th floor, indoor seating includes glass walls and ceiling for unobstructed views, while the outdoor terrace seating places you above the luscious sea. Enjoy gourmet cuisine accented by Champagne selections, or an all-inclusive buffet as you enjoy the view of the world from your panoramic seat at The Horizon Deck, Restaurant and Champagne Bar.
Pink Sunday brunch