MONTE-CARLO, Monaco and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced a franchise agreement with Groupe Bertout to open the Columbus Hotel Monte-Carlo, Curio Collection by Hilton. Marking Hilton’s debut in Monaco, the boutique lifestyle, 181-guest room hotel is expected to rebrand before the end of the year.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton, said, “The Principality of Monaco is an iconic destination, and the Columbus Hotel Monte-Carlo, Curio Collection by Hilton will be an incredible addition to our portfolio marking our first hotel in Monaco. Having recently opened our first lifestyle hotel on the French Riviera - Canopy by Hilton Cannes and just over a year after opening the Hameau des Pesquiers Ecolodge, Curio Collection by Hilton in Hyeres – we are pleased to grow our portfolio in upscale Mediterranean resorts. Groupe Bertout are incredible partners, with a unique vision for this hotel, and we’re proud to partner with them on this important project.”
Dimitri Bertout, managing director, Groupe Bertout said, "We are thrilled to embark on our first project with Hilton, bringing the characterful Curio Collection by Hilton brand to the iconic city of Monaco. The intimate and cosy Columbus Hotel Monte-Carlo, Curio Collection by Hilton, is a beacon for those looking for a stylish yet comfortable accommodation, be it for business or leisure. Monaco is an always changing destination, and we look forward to welcoming guests later in the year.”
Columbus Hotel Monte-Carlo, Curio Collection by Hilton, will appeal to travellers seeking an authentic taste of the Monaco lifestyle, a breath of fresh air in a traditional hospitality landscape. Guest rooms will offer serene views over the Princess Grace Rose Garden or the Mediterranean, with most guest rooms offering private terraces. The hotel’s restaurant, Tavolo, will offer a delicious menu for the discerning traveller, while a wide range of international and award-winning restaurants are just a stone-throw from the hotel.
With modern fitness facilities and access to an outdoor pool, guests will be able to focus on health and relaxation between bouts of exploration in a destination filled with interesting sights and activities. The property is nestled in the Marina of Fontvielle, in the most residential area of Monaco, opposite the Princess Grace Rose Garden and a few minutes’ walk from the Stade Louis II stadium.
Renowned for its remarkable history, distinctive infrastructure and secure environment, Monaco, spanning only two square kilometres, offers diverse experiences with its lively calendar of events, vibrant cultural scene, and outstanding services.
Guests of all Hilton properties will be able to benefit from the award-winning Hilton Honors guest loyalty program, allowing more than 173 million members who book directly with Hilton to earn Points for hotel stays and experiences. Hilton Honors members can also unlock access to instant rewards and benefits, and exclusive member discounts.
Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of more than 145 unique hotels and resorts selected for their distinctive character. Curio Collection properties allow guests to enjoy independent hotels that offer authentic and selected experiences while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning Hilton Honors guest loyalty programme. Recent additions to Curio Collection by Hilton include openings in Madrid, Crete and Reyjkavik.
Columbus Hotel Monte Carlo, Curio Collection by Hilton is located at 23 Av des Papalins, 98000, Monaco, just a 40-minute drive from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising nearly 7,400 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 124 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for six consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 173 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Curio Collection by Hilton
Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of more than 145 individually remarkable hotels hand-picked to immerse guests in one-of-a kind moments in the world’s most sought-after destinations. Each hotel in the Curio Collection evokes a bespoke story through distinctive architecture and design, world-class food & beverage and curated experiences, while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Experience Curio Collection by Hilton by booking at curiocollection.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Curio Collection by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/curio, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.