Hôtel de Paris , MONTE-CARLO, France
One hundred and six rooms; 76 suites; three restaurants; a spa; function rooms… sounds like just another hotel. But in reality, the Hôtel de Paris is a real Monte-Carlo legend.
It's no wonder that the majestic Hôtel de Paris is renowned as the quintessential Monte-Carlo experience. Just one step out of the door and you're swept up into the heat of the world-famous Place du Casino, with the Casino, designer shopping and nightlife all just seconds away.
Inside is just as impressive: it's rich, opulent and oozes Old School European style, but that doesn't mean it's stuffy – in fact, there';s a lovely convivial atmosphere.
Accommodation is stunning, but this is Monte-Carlo, so it's all about what's hot – for starters, arrange a tour of the incredible wine cellar, hollowed into the rock and crammed with hundreds of thousands of bottles; gorge on exquisite three-Michelin-star cuisine at Le Louis XV-Alain Ducasse; then dance into the wee hours at Le Bar Américain.