Virtuoso Life - May/June 2017 - 52
City to Go
Clockwise from left: The Hotel
Metropole's lobby, fine-dining
Chinese at Song Qi by Alan Yau,
Cipriani Monte Carlo, and pretty
things at Isabell Kristensen.
Cipriani Monte Carlo (1 avenue
Princesse Grace) embodies retro
elegance, with polished mahogany paneling and waiters in white
jackets and bow ties serving Italian classics. Try the homemade
baked tagliolini or veal chop
Lose yourself in a Lazy Tears
(Ardbeg Scotch, vermouth, and
bitters) in the wood-paneled Le
Bar Américain (Hôtel de Paris),
and end your evening dancing
at the strobe-lit Buddha-Bar
(place du Casino) with an Aperolinflected Asian Spritz.
Nearby, feast on the city's first
fine-dining dim sum while seated
on a green velvet banquette at
Song Qi by Alan Yau (7 avenue
SHOP Bag previously owned de-
DRINK Drink in Monaco's buzzy
vibe on place du Casino, Monte
Carlo's most famous square.
Grab a seat on the sidewalk
terrace fronting Café de Paris
(across from Hôtel de Paris),
where you can peer over your
bubbly and caviar blini at the sophisticated parade of passersby.
V I RT U O S O L I F E
signer fashions for a bargain at
Le Dressing (2 rue des Orangers
and 1 rue Princesse Florestine).
dation's La Boutique du Rocher
(1 avenue de la Madone), where
proceeds benefit ill children.
For racing-themed gear, including hats, jackets, polo shirts,
and shoes, visit the Automobile
Club de Monaco's Boutique
Officielle (46 rue Grimaldi).
STAY Hotel Metropole Monte-
At Isabell Kristensen (18 rue
Princesse Marie de Lorraine),
buy prêt-à-porter evening wear
or splurge on your own bespoke
frock, with prices starting
Carlo, with views of the Grand
Prix's most dangerous turn, has
gardens and a heated seawater
pool designed by Karl Lagerfeld, plus a new Givenchy spa, a
book-lined bar, and 126 rooms
and suites. Doubles from $480,
including breakfast daily and a
$100 dining credit.
Shop for baby clothes, fine linens,
china, and accessories at The
Princess Grace of Monaco Foun-
Belle epoque Hôtel Hermitage
Monte-Carlo extends across
five wings, with a conservatory
designed by Gustave Eiffel and
three bars and restaurants.
Among its 278 rooms and suites,
the Pierre-Yves Rochon-designed
Diamond Suite Duplex has a terrace with a Jacuzzi, pergola, and
dining area. Doubles from $450,
including breakfast daily and
afternoon tea once during stay.
Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo,
which shares the Thermes
Marins Monte-Carlo spa with
Hôtel Hermitage, is undergoing a major renovation. The
remains open while craftsmen
create a new garden courtyard,
a rooftop spa and pool area,
and more-spacious rooms and
suites. The big reveal is scheduled for next year. Doubles from
$535, including breakfast daily
and a $100 dining credit.