Inspired by the late Grace Kelly, the lavish new penthouse at Monte Carlo's Hotel de Paris is billed as "the most extraordinary suite on the French Riviera".
It's been a favourite of famous faces ranging from Winston Churchill to Frank Sinatra to Roger Moore, and now Monaco's historic Hotel de Paris is paying tribute to one of its best-known patrons with a super-luxury new penthouse suite.
The hotel has unveiled what it describes as "the most extraordinary suite on the French Riviera", dedicated to the late Grace Kelly, who became a princess when she married Prince Rainer III of Monaco in 1956.
The Hotel de Paris was apparently a favourite of the Hollywood star turned royal, who celebrated major occasions there, including her 20th wedding anniversary to Prince Rainer III.
Taking up the top two floors of the hotel, the new Princess Grace Suite includes a huge 910sqm of floor space, with two bedrooms, an office, two lounges, a living room, dining room, kitchen and two bathrooms.
Connecting the two floors is a private lift.
Outside, there's a heated infinity pool with a wave system and 180-degree views of the Mediterranean from the patio and three terraces.
Guests can also enjoy a granite jacuzzi, shower-hammam, a dedicated room at the hotel's spa in winter and a tent at the Monte-Carlo Beach Club's private beach in summer.
Then there's the private in-suite concierge, housekeeper to unpack and pack your bags on arrival and departure, and transport to and from the airport by luxury car or helicopter.
On display in the suite are Princess Grace's favourite poems and books, along with floral decoration inspired by her tastes.
All of this Hollywood royalty-inspired glamour comes with a price tag to match. Rates for the suite start from an eye-watering €30,000 ($45,865) per night — and yes, the mini bar is included.
- The Hotel de Paris is currently undergoing major renovations, with 53 of its rooms and suites available to guests. It's scheduled to fully reopen in November.
- For more on the Princess Grace Suite, see hoteldeparismontecarlo.com.
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