Hotel Metropole: Monte-Carlo

The Capital Of Luxe.

Heading to the Grand Prix of Monaco this week? Yeah, you are. Though you’re merely a spectator this time around (you left your F1 at home), we’re fairly certain you’ll still find plenty of excitement. Especially if you’re calling the Hotel Metropole: Monte-Carlo your home away from home while you’re there. Recently refurbished, the 5-star Hotel Metropole blends modern and traditional luxury the way only Monte-Carlo-ians…Monte Carlo-ers…people from Monte Carlo know how. Lounge by the pool designed by Karl Lagerfeld, as you enjoy tasty vittles from Odyssey, one of Joël Robuchon's three restaurants in the hotel.

The others include self-titled Joël Robuchon, with an open Teppanyaki-style kitchen that serves sophisticated, Mediterranean-accented cuisine, or the Japanese Yoshi, which features a sushi bar and a relaxing Japanese-inspired garden. Had your fill of delectable food? Take advantage of the hotel’s Just For You program, which can arrange for any type of personalized experience you fancy for the day, like spa treatments, wine tasting and a private cellar tour in Provence, a day aboard a jet ski, boat or a helicopter and yes, even a ride in an F1 racecar. Or a fighter jet. Yes, we said fighter jet. After an exciting day’s worth of activities, unwind in a spacious, comfortable room, or spring for a suite with marble bathrooms, separate living areas, and a private terrace, complete with your own sun loungers. Life is good.