Pleasure / May 2016

Monaco's Other Palace | Hôtel Hermitage

In the heart of the hustle and bustle of Monte-Carlo, Hôtel Hermitage has elegantly imposed itself as a 5 stars Palace Leading Hotel, in true Belle Époque style.

At the dawn of the 20th century, Monegasque architect Jean Marquet built an upscale and luxurious hotel, a neoclassical edifice amongst the olive trees dotting Monte-Carlo, facing the Mediterranean Sea.

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 most iconic rooms, embodying 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.

Another of the hotel’s art de vivre wonders: the Jardin d’Hiver (Winter Garden), owes its prestige to the glass conservatory created and erected by disciples of the undisputed master of metal architecture, Gustave Eiffel. All is meticulously designed to achieve a harmonious marriage between classic authenticity and technology. 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.

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Sufiyeh Hadian

Sybarite: a person who is self-indulgent in their fondness for sensuous luxury. Synonyms: hedonist, sensualist, voluptuary, libertine, pleasure seeker, playboy, epicure, glutton, gourmand, gastronome...