Open from March to October, Monaco’s only boutique five-star hotel the Monte-Carlo Beach blends French chic with Californian villa style and the extensive facilities of a resort hotel. Designed in the 1920s by the legendary architect Roger Seassal, this terracotta-coloured hotel has interiors by the Parisian designer India Mahdavi. The hotel arcs around the Cap Martin coastline towards the Monaco border, and is sheltered amidst umbrella pines atop a rocky promontory in the French village of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
The rooms and suites are flooded with light. India Mahdavi brings her minimalist elegance to the design: frescoes inspired by Matisse and Cocteau embellish the walls, while soft furnishings are decked with stripes and figures of eight.
The redesigned restaurant La Vigie channels Bali with its bamboo furniture and tie-dye fabrics. You’ll find this summertime venue hidden amongst umbrella pines up stone steps. Your climb will be rewarded with one of the Riviera’s finest sea vistas as you relax to the beats of the resident DJ over a glass of champagne or gorge on sharing plates of grilled fish.
For sumptuous Michelin-starred cuisine that’s 100 per cent organic, there’s Elsa. Lunchtime options include the chic, poolside Le Deck serving light Mediterranean fare or the more informal, beachside La Pizzeria serving organic focaccia and pizza.
There’s a high-end multibrand boutique next to the pool opened by Fred Marsan 32 years ago where we are so proud to be presented at.