Behind every great success is generally a host of busy, talented teams. The Métropole Monte-Carlo is the work of a dream team made up of the French Riviera’s leading names in hospitality. The brains behind this masterpiece include Joël Robuchon, Béatrice Ardisson, Jacques Garcia, Didier Gomez, Karl Lagerfeld and Bastien Gonzalez. Each fulfilled a very specific role,
with the first three arriving on the scene in 2004, when this one-hundred-year-old 5-star luxury hotel in Monaco treated itself to a complete makeover. Joël Robuchon developed an innovative concept, creating his eponymous restaurant here (2 Michelin stars) before coming up with Yoshi four years later, his Michelin-starred Japanese fusion restaurant. Béatrice Ardisson hit all the right notes at the Metropole, putting together musical line-ups as original as they are perfectly suited to the venue. Jacques Garcia reworked the iconic spaces as he saw fit, from the Carré d’Or suite penthouse with incredible views over Monte-Carlo, to the lobby and its mesmerising glass roof which sets the tone for the rest of the building: timelessly classic with a hint of contemporary edge.
In 2012, Karl Lagerfeld left his prestigious mark on the Odyssey, a luxury well-being space combining a restaurant, lounge bar and sun deck with heated seawater pool. The designer Didier Gomez worked on the hotel’s atmosphere and vibe, and after having crafted the understated cool of Yoshi, in 2017 he was back to work on treating guests to an exceptional well-being and beauty spa, the Spa Metropole by Givenchy, a temple to well-being he embellished with gold, marble, and high-fashion lace-inspired detailing. The list here includes a series of treatments all choreographed with the greatest precision: precious fragrances by Givenchy’s Atleier and the Pédi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez, foot doctor to the stars and the leading name in his field.