Hilton has announced plans to add its first Curio Collection property in Monaco.
The existing Columbus Hotel Monte-Carlo will join the brand before the end of the year, under a franchise agreement with owners Groupe Bertout.
According to the hotel’s website the property was last refurbished in 2018, and features 181 rooms – two thirds of which have terraces – as well as 13 serviced residences, Mediterranean restaurant Tavolo, and a seasonal heated outdoor swimming pool with sea views.
The hotel is situated in Monaco’s residential Port de Fontvieille district, opposite the Princess Grace Rose Garden and close to the Stade Louis II stadium.
Hilton’s Curio brand launched just under a decade ago, and currently has a portfolio of around 145 properties worldwide, with recent openings including The Morrow Hotel in Washington DC’s NoMa district.
Business Traveller has reviewed two Curio hotels in London in the last 12 months:
- The Westminster London, Curio Collection by Hilton
- Lost Property St Paul’s London – Curio Collection by Hilton
Commenting on the news 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.”