What: ‘I Kiss Metropole’
Where: Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo
When: 1 February to 22 March 2012
At any time between 1 February and 22 March, why not treat your Valentine to a special stay at the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo, named ‘Best Hotel in the World 2010’? At €509 per night for two persons, it’s a chance to sample the civilized ambiance of one of the world’s most romantic locations, as well as dining at the award-winning Restaurant Joël Robuchon. Plus, there’s the chance to make the occasion really thrilling with a private helicopter ride over the Principality and French Riviera, for a supplementary charge.
During this extended Valentine’s period, guests will be welcomed with champagne and flowers inspired by the ‘I Kiss Metropole’ theme, and everywhere you turn, the hotel will be spectacularly decked out with spectacular vistas of passion-red roses, inspired by Kenzo’s ‘Field of Poppies’. Head Barman Eddy Montana will be mixing liqueur-based Hot Kisses cocktails at the bar – or for those who prefer, a vibrant non-alcoholic Lulu ‘mocktail’.
In the hotel’s Salon des Princes, avant-garde jewellery designer Solange Azagury-Partridge will be displaying ‘Hot Lips’, her world-famous collection of opaque enamelled rings, each in the shape of a pair of parted lips. The eight-piece range of jewellery will be available for purchase as part of the ‘I Kiss Métropole’ theme.
The Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo is also teaming up with accessories designer Lulu Guinness, whose glamorous ‘retro’ collection of clutches – in the shape of pouting lips, of course – will be on show in the lobby to clients of the hotel and its restaurants
‘I Kiss Metropole’ will also present an exclusive work by the American Scott Campbell, who has recently worked on a men’s collection for Louis Vuitton. He lives in New York, where he is also well-known for his laser-decorated one-dollar bills. He has used this same technique to produce a work especially for the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo’s special theme – it represents a mouth set on the background of an American banknote.
Valentine’s Day special at Joel Robuchon
During the ‘I Kiss Metropole’ Season, guests can dine at any time at the signature restaurant of one of the world’s most decorated chefs. But those staying over Valentine’s Day itself can expect an even more exhilarating gastronomic experience. For a €160 supplement per person, lucky couples will be treated to the seven-course ‘Romance’ menu. To crown the evening, a Flaming Heart dessert will be served, and one – even luckier – girl will be the recipient of one of Solange’s beautiful Hot Lip rings to take home as a memento of a very special day.