Mark down October 6 in your calendars. That's when the 150-year-old Hotel de Paris, one of the main properties in the Monte-Carlo SBM group, will kick off a major four-year renovation with a two-month closure.
While the full refurbishment will take years, the prep work to get everything ready will require closing the hotel from October 6 to mid-December. Fortunately, the hotel will reopen in time for the Christmas period, and the first main phase of work is set to begin on January 18, 2015. The renovation is currently scheduled to be finished in September 2018.
Here's what guests can expect when all the dust finally clears: The hotel's capacity is expected to remain approximately the same, but the rooms will be larger and there will be more suites. The hotel will get a garden courtyard and an all-new roof space.
The roof will get a spa, a pool, new suites and a "rooftop villa" with its own private pool and garden.
But some things will remain the same: The hotel's facade (opposite the Café de Paris) will remain intact. The lobby, cellar American Bar, the Salle Empire, the Louis XV and the Grill, will still be there.
Good to know: An exhibition presenting images of the renovation program is set in the “Sporting d’Hiver.” Even better: The project will comply with BREEAM standards (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method).