Monaco sets the standard for glamour along the French Riviera: Above the Mediterranean, this elegant city-state’s royal palace, world-renowned dining, and opulent Belle Époque casino seem pulled from the pages of the spy novels—and subsequent Hollywood films—they inspired.
The four hotels of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer raise the bar even higher with their haute-couture collection of Diamond Suites. With unrivaled guest services and accommodations that range from grand to sublime, they reflect the pinnacle of sophisticated Monaco style. Here’s a glimpse at what sets them apart.
HÔTEL DE PARIS MONTE-CARLO
Diamond Suite Prince Rainier III
Indeed fit for a prince, this grand rooftop villa in the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo gazes out over the Place du Casino. It’s the perfect perch for taking in the vibrant heart of Monaco, while its accommodations remain surprisingly intimate. The spacious quarters provide more than 5,000 square feet of interior living space, adorned with decorative elements handcrafted by the finest French and Italian artisans, as well as some of Prince Rainier’s personal effects. The suite opens onto a two-tiered, 3,700-square-foot terrace, where you can step out for a private swim in the heated infinity pool or descend the staircase for a royal Riviera view. Truly, this is one of the most beautiful suites in the world.
Diamond Suite Princess Grace
The delicate refinement of Princess Grace sets the tone for this exceptional Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo suite that, fittingly, overlooks the sparkling Mediterranean and the Prince’s Palace, where she lived out her fairytale life. The two-story suite offers ample space and privacy for two families or groups of friends, along with more than 5,600 square feet of spectacular outdoor terraces that include a heated infinity pool and granite jacuzzi. Special amenities include Meet & Greet at the airport or heliport and transport in and out in a luxury car or helicopter.
Diamond Suite Garnier
The pulse of Monaco beats just beyond the terrace of this two-bedroom Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo suite. Named for the architect who designed the gorgeous Opera house, Diamond Suite Garnier overlooks the Place du Casino and the Mediterranean Sea beyond. Why leave? Guests enjoy exclusive in-suite open bar and wine cellar kindly made available and in-suite dining from world-renowned Le Grill.
Diamond Suite Sea View
Two bedrooms, each with a private balcony, flank a lovely living space overlooking the sunny harbor, making this suite a gem for a couple or a family. The contemporary interiors are sleek, with unexpected delights like a hammam shower. An array of exclusive services awaits, including return transfer from Nice Côte d’Azur international airport or housekeeper to assist you with unpacking and packing bags.
HÔTEL HERMITAGE MONTE-CARLO
Diamond Suite Penthouse
A private elevator ferries guests to and from this exclusive enclave atop the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo. Three bedrooms and three living rooms treat visitors to the luxury of both space and beauty, with a decor that faithfully emulates the hotel’s gracious style. Two terraces complete the 2,800-square-foot suite, providing a 360-degree sweep of the Mediterranean and all of Monaco.
Diamond Suite Presidential
Neo-classical elegance and the timeless chic of the French Riviera charm guests of this spacious 1,700-square-foot suite on the top floor of the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo. Its allure is both grand and subtle, from the unrivaled views of the sea to the fine detailing of its iron balustrades and inlaid mosaic tile artistry. Monaco’s many enticements await below, and a hotel limousine is at your disposal.
Diamond Suite Duplex
Pierre-Yves Rochon creates a celebration of joy and light with this exceptional two-bedroom 2,150-square-foot apartment. Cheerful citrus hues complement sleek white decor, bathed in natural light. A stunning glass staircase leads to a rooftop solarium terrace with a bubbling jacuzzi and avpanoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea.
Diamond Suite Princely
An arched wall of windows and the curve of the adjoining balcony seem to reach toward the sea in the Princely’s living room, the centerpiece of this spacious and exceptional suite. Each of the three bedrooms is its own enclave, featuring a private vestibule, seating area, dressing room, bath, and terrace overlooking the port. Details like raised panel wainscoting, rich upholstery, and curated art—plus private butler service available upon request—make it a truly elevated home away from home.
Diamond Suite Sea View
Ideal for couples or families, two bedrooms bookend a generous living area with an elegant balcony, encouraging all to admire the sweeping Mediterranean Sea views. Guests can enjoy fresh, authentic flavors from world-renowned Le Vistamar.
Diamond Suite Sea View with Jacuzzi
The Belle Époque spirit fills this bright and lovely one-bedroom suite in the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo. Flow through French doors from the living room to the bedroom, then retreat to the generous terrace with jacuzzi where an exclusive romantic experience awaits: A bottle of Champagne served—on ice—with seasonal fruits and sweets on a private vista overlooking Monaco’s endlessly intriguing harbor. And to capture this moment for timeless memories, guests can enjoy a one-hour photo shoot with a professional photographer.
MONTE-CARLO BAY HOTEL & RESORT
Diamond Suite Eleven
Eleven stories above the sea, water views beckon from every room of this two-bedroom, 2,100-square-foot corner suite in the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, a new addition as of April 2020. Sleek contemporary styling by designer Olivier Antoine brings the outdoors in, with raw eucalyptus paneling, stone floors, and a soothing palette of sand and lagoon blue. Terraces enhance the lofty 180-degree views, and a telescope brings you even closer to the stars. Among the privileges Diamond Suite Eleven guests can enjoy: In-suite dining from the lauded Blue Bay restaurant, plus access to Sea Bay or Cocoon Bay in high season.
MONTE-CARLO BEACH HOTEL & VILLA LA VIGIE
Diamond Suite Sunshine
Monaco’s brilliant Mediterranean climate is the star of this Monte-Carlo Beach suite, its private rooftop deck bathed in golden light. From a chaise lounge or jacuzzi, gaze out upon the swimming pool, the sea and the mountains. Diamond Suite amenities are at your disposal, including private limousine service and preferential reservations at on-site Elsa, a 100% organic restaurant. Plus, your tent at the private beach—with its chic striped cabanas—awaits you with open arms.
Villa La Vigie
For years the home of fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld, this impressive three-story residence commands attention, set high on a cape overlooking the sea. A monumental entrance hall sets the prestigious tone for this six-bedroom, 6,500-square-foot villa, leading to grand living spaces that open onto a terrace surrounded by formal gardens and wooded parklands. These palatial accommodations are available on a weekly or monthly basis, and include daily housekeeping, gardening of the villa’s verdant grounds, and a state-of-the-art kitchen for entertaining. Complimentary car service between the Villa and the Monte-Carlo Beach Club keeps you connected to the world, even when it feels like you’re a thousand miles away.