THE COLUMBUS HOTEL, MONACO
You know The Divine Addiction loves a good deal and, in Monaco, that can be difficult to find. Tucked behind Monaco’s tranquil Port de Fontvieille is the Hotel Columbus, founded in 2001 by famed Formula One racer and Grand Prix champion David Coulthard. Away from the touristy bustle of the main Port Hercule, the Columbus is a relaxed and laid-back alternative to Monte Carlo’s palatial mainstays, set amidst the charm of local French culture. Surrounded by the Grace Kelly Memorial gardens and numerous boutiques, the hotel’s location puts guests close enough to feel like royalty without all of the bother. And with the Monaco Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival, and summer travels fast approaching, Monaco is the place to be this summer!
The décor of the Hotel Columbus reflects the modern streamlined architecture of the neighboring business district. The trendy multi-level lobby is the social center of the hotel, with guests and businesspeople alike mingling in the surrounding lounge. Relaxed and efficient, the service staff is proud to fulfill any need and executes every step with personal attention. Rooms begin at €175 per night for balcony suites, a value much higher and a rate significantly lower than most Monte Carlo hotels.
Suites are extremely spacious and comfortable, which can be a rarity in Europe. Most rooms include a living area as well, allowing guests to freely entertain without worry. Rooms offer sweeping balcony views of cascading mountains and the enchanting Mediterranean. Imagine sitting with a bottle of Champagne as the sun sets over the high-perched Palace, and know that life could simply not get any better.
The Columbus’ lobby bar is a gathering place not only for guests but locals as well, a testament to the style and draw of the hotel. Many yacht owners also come off their boats and into the highly-regarded Brasserie for patio lunches and late-evening nightcaps. The dinner menu is contemporary international, offering dishes ranging from traditional English Roasts to delicious Asian specialties. Whether you choose to dine inside by the glass wine cellar or out overlooking the gardens, the Brasserie competes with some of Monte Carlo’s best.
In a principality that is known for its high society, international distinction, and astronomical prices, the Hotel Columbus stands apart as the cool-chic alternative and is undoubtedly a “Jetset Favorite” of The Divine Addiction.
23 Avenue des Papalins
T: +377 92 05 90 00
F: +377 92 05 91 67