A stay at Hôtel Hermitage is the promise of a timeless and enchanting experience in Monte-Carlo.
The birth of a luxury Palace
At the dawn of the 20th century, Monegasque architect Jean Marquet built an upscale and luxurious hotel, a neoclassical edifice amongst orange and olive trees dotting Monte-Carlo, facing the Mediterranean Sea.
An unparalleled Belle Époque style
Eminent designers and artists engraved in stone and printed the hotel’s style. The dining room, named Belle Époque, is one of Hôtel Hermitage’s ornaments. Never out-dated, it embodies the character and opulence of the establishment. The ceiling is the work of artist Gabriel Ferrier, Prix de Rome and 1889 Universal Exposition Gold Medallist who was inspired by François Boucher and Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s fresco, « Grâces Florentines ». In the 1970’s, André Levasseur undertakes the room’s restoration, highlighting the pink marble columns, reminiscent of the Grand Trianon, framing the crystal chandeliers.
Renovation at the dimensions of a Palace
In the 2000’s, a wind of modernisation blows through Hôtel Hermitage: over 90% of the establishment will indeed be renovated between 2003 and 2011. All is meticulously designed to achieve a harmonious marriage between classic authenticity and technology. Thus, one rediscovers the scents of yesteryear gardens with Jean Mus’ stroke of genius, the landscape designer, when entrusted with Hôtel Hermitage gardens. Then, architect and interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, assisted by Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer Studies Department, entirely redesigns the lobby, oversees room development in a classic style refined with contemporary flair: Louis XVI Bergère and 1900 lamps are placed alongside mahogany, cherry wood and other ivory patina chests. While architect Joseph Lori leads the refurbishments to match the original Belle Époque style, mirroring the facade of the Prince and Beaumarchais wings, the hotel strengthens its position as a Palace and is raised by two storeys.
Prestigious accommodations and amenities
In the heart of the hustle and bustle of Monte-Carlo, Hôtel Hermitage has elegantly imposed itself as a 5 stars Palace Leading Hotels, in the Belle Époque style. Romantic, it offers an intimate and discreet prestige concept. Its large volume and unique architecture contribute to its status of the perfect Palace, tailor-made to meet the stringent requirements a demanding individual clientele - families find a second home in the tailor-made children services – or business.
The diamond suites
The Diamond Suites are the showpieces of Hôtel Hermitage. There are 12 unconditional jewels overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, distinguished by their luxurious spaces. And to name a few: the Diamond Penthouse Suite, the Diamond Presidential Suite and the Diamond Duplex Suite with Jacuzzi.
As an ambassador to romanticism, Hôtel Hermitage pays tribute to Love and dedicates “Romantic Moments” to lovers: • a one-hour photo session with a professional photographer • a romantic welcome awaits you at the photo shoot venue, including a bottle of Comte de Champagne Taittinger Blanc accompanied by a pyramid of Ladurée macaroons and a bouquet of 36 roses. A stay at Hôtel Hermitage is the promise of a timeless and enchanting experience in Monte-Carlo. Booking & Information: T. +377 98 06 25 25 Price: 390 €
Created to be a prestigious secondary residence, Hôtel Hermitage is « the place to stay » in Monte-Carlo. It invites families to maintain their habits in an idyllic setting with bespoke service, pampering children in a unique way. In this house of prestige, the children are kings. Recognised as a VIK (Very Important Kid), he has the power to choose his activities amongst a range of rewarding, fun and original ones.
Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo
Live the Hôtel Hermitage experience is to discover the realization of unique creations at the height of technology and luxury lifestyle. Directly connected to the legendary Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo, Hôtel Hermitage invites its guests to enjoy a perfect and prestigious stay. “Zen, luxury, technology and performance” are the mottos. Entirely renovated in 2014, the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo is synonym with innovation, modernity, well-being and freedom.
Riviera Style Sustainable Culinary Art Excellence
A new executive chef in the kitchens of Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo The Hotel Hermitage has appointed Benoît Witz as its Executive Chef. Born in Alsace, France, Benoît Witz now passionately interprets cuisine from the South of France and is set to take over the reins of the Michelin star restaurant Le Vistamar. Witz started his career in the 80s as a Commis Chef in Paul Bocuse’s restaurant in Lyon. Shortly after his time there he pursued work at Pré Catelan in Paris before becoming a founding member of the Louis XV - Alain Ducasse à l’Hôtel de Paris in 1987. He spent three years getting to know and eventually falling in love with this intricate yet essential cuisine.He continued his apprenticeship at the Résidence de La Pinède in Saint-Tropez, and then in Lucien Barrière’s Restaurant in Menton before returning to the Louis XV - Alain Ducasse à l’Hôtel de Paris from 1993 to 1995. After spending a year as a Sous-chef in Vallon de Valrugues in Saint-Rémy de Provence, Alain Ducasse appointed Witz as Chef at the Bastide de Moustiers in 1996, where he stayed for the next four years. For the reopening of the Hostellerie de l’Abbaye de la Celle in 1999, Witz, the heart and soul of the restaurant, used his skilled technique to bring in a unique sunny styled cuisine. The restaurant was rewarded with a Michelin star in 2006 and has held the title since.
The Limùn Bar and the Crystal Bar
The Limùn Bar offers luxury food, on the go. Located close to the lobby, it is an intimate and elegant space decorated in pastel hues. In the great tradition of hotel bars, the Crystal Bar, created by interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, prides itself in its unique selection of Grands Crus wines served by the glass, in an exceedingly refined setting. Adorned with exceptional pieces made and signed by the greatest master glassmakers of the prestigious crystal makers such as Daum, Baccarat, St. Louis, the Crystal Bar is a unique place celebrating the incredible creative fantasy of “Art de vivre”.
Hôtel Hermitage or the converging of refinement and innovation
Varying on the desired atmosphere, spirit or target, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer is a guaranty of an exceptional seminar or reunion, specifically tailored for companies. Following an extensive renovation project, with restructured and expanded new meeting rooms and terraces, Hôtel Hermitage offers unique facilities for MICE events. Combining classism and modernity, it gathers together every necessary condition to provide optimum efficiency. A guarantied success, and a promise of a return on investment!
A complete range of meeting spaces
The hotel offers 10 meeting rooms for a total surface of 570sq.m. Several years of work were necessary for the creation of the new multifunction Salon Eiffel: column-free area of 310sq.m, equipped with an ultra-modern projection facilities, accommodating up to 140 participants in school style tables, 340 in an auditorium and 240 in banquet room set up. This room is divisible into two autonomous parts.
Bespoke accommodation capacity
With its 278 rooms and suites, Hôtel Hermitage enables you to book up to 200 rooms for your event. Because of its architecture all in length and its multiple wings, you can be grouped without the hotel losing its charm and tranquil atmosphere. Thanks to ingenious style variations, guests stay in spacious and extremely refined rooms, all different, but of similar coherency.
The potential welcome perk
Redesigned from A to Z, the Jardin d’Hiver lobby is today exclusively dedicated to the welcoming of groups. You will check-in and welcome your employees under a cupola signed by Gustave Eiffel, a unique heritage. Mobile desks are at your disposal to offer a bespoke welcome. The salon Jardin d’Hiver allows the installation of both a hospitality desk and a check-in and check-out desk.
Well-being, art de vivre
The hotel enjoys private access to the most beautiful spa in Europe, the Thermes Marins Monte Carlo, which, in addition to a swimming pool, sauna, hammam and jacuzzi, offers treatment packages designed for groups (up to 50 persons per half day). To enjoy the company of smaller groups, the Hôtel Hermitage invites you to discover the Vistamar restaurant (1 Michelin Guide star), the Limùn Bar or even the Crystal Bar and its speciality of grands crus wines by the glass.
Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer brand presents great compactness. It offers a rich variety of activities and facilities that complement business tourism, all combined on a surface where everything can be reached by foot! As a result, adaptability and ease of organization is unrivalled by any of its competitors. Hôtel Hermitage guests can reach the Monte-Carlo Casino Atrium (400 persons per cocktail) in a few seconds and in a few minutes reach the Monte-Carlo Sporting and its mythical Salle des Etoiles. With its retractable roof and panoramic arcades, it can be the stage to unforgettable evenings hosting up to 950 guests. Board meeting participants can visit the Hôtel de Paris cellars, share an exceptional guided dinner. For the most fashionable soirées, and closing sales-type incentives, Jimmy’z nightclub will be reached in just five minutes! In pre and post dinner, nightlife is always guaranteed at the American Bar, the Buddha Bar or the Rascasse, and of course, the group four casinos.
Awards & distinctions
The brand Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer’s overall commitment to its guests and its efforts to carry Hotel Hermitage to its paramount has been rewarded by a series of accolades. • «Top 101 Suites 2014» by Elite Traveler • Monaco Welcome Certified 2014 • Certification «Silver Standard» awarded by «Welcome Chinese» • «Gold Award» in the category «Event Hotel of the Year» – Eventia Awards 2012 • Prix Villégiature 2012 «Best Hotel Atmosphere in Europe» • «World’s Best Awards 2012» in the category «Large City Hotels» – Travel & Leisure Magazine • Certificate of Excellence 2012, 2013 and 2014 – Trip Advisor • Luxury Romantic Hotel, World Luxury Hotel Awards, 2010 • 1 Michelin Guide Star for the gastronomic restaurant Vistamar
About Société des Bains de Mer
Since its creation 150 years ago, the group Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer has imposed a high quality, pioneering, inimitable and audacious image in the luxury tourism industry. Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer aims to be the guardian of a certain classicism, glamour and elegance, while simultaneously the tireless seeker of new trends, tastes and technologies. During one hundred and fifty years of excellence, a veritable cultural and historical patina has left its mark on the name of Mont-Carlo. Today, Monte- Carlo Société des Bains de Mer is a luxury brand whose expertise is expressed in its 4 Casinos, 4 hotels (Hôtel de Paris, Hôtel Hermitage, Monte-Carlo Beach, Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort) and 33 restaurants including the Louis XV-Alain Ducasse.