Monte-Carlo SBM Group has announced a renovation program at the Hotel de Paris on the Place du Casino, Monte-Carlo. The project is helmed by architects Richard Martinet and Gabriel Viora.
The renovation will be carried out on the entirety of the building, with refurbishing of public as well as service areas. The overall accommodation capacity will remain the same, but the size of rooms and suites will be increased, as will the proportion of the suites. Among the major innovations, the program will include the creation of center garden-courtyard and a special highlight on the rooftops that will welcome a new spa, fitness area and pool, exceptional suites and a rooftop villa, with private garden and pool.
The project is expected to retain the spirit of the Hotel de Paris. The historic façade of the hotel, facing the Café de Paris will remain intact. Legendary areas, such as the Entrance hall, and the Wine Cellars, and emblematic venues, such as the Bar Américain, Salle Empire, Louis XV and the Grill, will be untouched.
Work will start in January 2014, simultaneously with the refurbishing of the Sporting d’Hiver, and should last for four years. It is visualized that the work will be done in phases so the hotel remains partially open while the work is in progress.
Consistent with the S.B.M sustainability commitment, the project is referenced with BREEAM . This British certification applies to work in architecture and was implemented in 2007. This rating system is divided into nine environmental and innovation themes: management, health, energy, transport, water, waste materials, floor use, pollution, innovation.
Richard Martinet is a French architect, D.P.L.G and Ponts et Chaussées engineer. He has created a number of luxury five-star hotels worldwide, including the Shangri-La, inaugurated in Paris in 2010 and the Peninsula, in the former Hotel Majestic Avenue Kléber, currently in progress.
Gabriel Viora is a Monegasque architect, D.P.L.G and ESTP engineer. He is the creator of numerous projects throughout the Principality, mainly in the hospital sector and prestige buildings.
The group Monte-Carlo SBM is one of the main players in the European gaming sector and leader of luxury tourism in the Principality of Monaco. Beyond Prestige hotels (Hotel de Paris, Hotel Hermitage, Monte-Carlo Beach Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort), and 33 restaurants among which "Le Louis XV-Alain Ducasse” and the Café de Paris, SBM activities group together the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo, Sporting Monte-Carlo its Salle des Etoiles and the nightclub Jimmy'z. Monte-Carlo SBM also runs Monte-Carlo Casinos and holds a 50% stake in BetClic Everest Group, major player in European online gaming.