Monte-Carlo SBM Group wins two Villégiature Awards


Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer Group wins “Best Hotel Group in Europe” and Monte-Carlo Beach awarded “Best Hotel Swimming Pool in Europe”

Nelson Monfort, member of the jury, S.E. M. Claude Cottalorda, Ambassador of Monaco in France,

Didier Boidin, General Manager of Hotel Operations and Frédéric Labarrere, Minister Counsellor at the Monaco Embassy

Photo credit Takehiko Inagaki

An outstanding achievement for the Group

The Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer Group has received the highest Villégiature award of “Best Hotel Group in Europe” at the 15th Villégiature Awards ceremony. This award recognises the group’s passion and excellence spanning 150 years in the luxury hotel, gastronomy, entertainment and wellness industry. It also acknowledges the group’s continuous effort to further develop and enhance its heritage, as evidenced by the ongoing transformation of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo.

Special mention for the Monte-Carlo Beach pool

The Olympic-sized heated seawater mirror pool at the legendary Beach Club has received the “Best Hotel Swimming Pool in Europe” award. Equipped with elegant period diving platforms, the Monte-Carlo Beach swimming pool has been an institution since 1928, and learning how to swim there has become a bona fide tradition.

This award is a major achievement for the Monte-Carlo Beach, a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux network. The exquisite hotel was recently renovated and made even more beautiful by architect and interior designer India Mahdavi.


Villégiature Awards: an impressive accomplishment

The 15th Villégiature Awards ceremony took place at the Château de Ferrières on 16 October 2017. The Villégiature Awards recognises the best hotels in Europe, Africa and the Middle East via a jury of 24 distinguished journalists and correspondents.


These two Villégiature awards are added to our already long list of awards:

2009 “Best Spa in a hotel in Europe” for the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort;

2010 “Most Charming Hotel in Europe” for the Monte-Carlo Beach;

2012 “Best Interior Hotel Architecture in Europe” for the Monte-Carlo Beach;

“Grand Prix of the Best hotel in Europe” for the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo;

“Best Hotel Atmosphere in Europe” for the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo;

2016 “Best Spa in a hotel in Europe” for Hôtel Hermitage and the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo.