flurry of events, between tradition and innovation

The tourism promotion of the Principality of Monaco restarts with the appointment of the winter season and the events of the Christmas and New Year holidays. Events and news are presented with the collaboration of some hotel partners, the Hotel Metropole Montecarlo and Societé des Bains de Mer, Hotel de Paris. The starred chef Antonio Salvatori, an Italian Michelin star in Montecarlo, closes the circle of prestigious brands.

It starts with the traditional appointments but there is no shortage of innovations. The tourism and congress management has launched a new digital platform, the TravelTradeVisitMonaco.com dedicated to tourism professionals, both Mice and leisure but also to the press with all the curiosities about the destination. Page What’s On marks the events of the holiday season. Many nuances on the Principality of Monaco and a section dedicated to sustainable destinations. “Sustainability has always been one of the strong points of our destination by the will of Prince Albert II to fight against diversification and safeguard the oceans” – explains Gloria Sweden, director of management and congresses of the Principality of Monaco Italy. The Oceanographic Museum awaits young and old on a path of fun, to learn and to discover. “As a sustainable destination in October we released The White Paper of Sustainable Tourism, – affirms Gloria Sveva – the tourism sector strives to implement the environmental policy in which the principles are also committed. We have done something concrete for sustainable tourism ”.

Among the most important events: the Christmas market at the port of Monaco with a gastronomic theme, Canada; the lighting of the city’s thousand Christmas lights; the The Christmas Tour, non-sporting foot race with Christmas accessories; the traditional Rally; the Ballets of the Compagnia dei Balletti di Montecarlo and which will also see a show in Venice. Return the Rose Ball, charity and glamor event of the season.

Many events also from the hotels: the Metropole which this year has been awarded numerous awards, including the prestigious Leading Hotel of the World awaits families with children, a huge sled has been placed in the large hall together with the Christmas of 5 meters. The Societé des Bains de Mer, the oldest in Monte Carlo, now a resort that houses the Monte Carlo Casino, 4 hotels, 30 restaurants including 5 with 7 Michelin stars await the Jacksons for the end-of-year show. Among the novelties, at the Hermitage there will be a new restaurant concept with Yannick Allèno. At the Hotel de Paris will open Em Sherif, the Lebanese restaurant, a very trendy restaurant chain that is also located in Paris.

The starred chef Antonio Salvatori tells the story of his brand, Rampoldi, in a book. The Rampoldi brand was born in 1946 by a boy, Rampoldi, who after working for years at the Hotel de Paris decided to open the first Italian restaurant in Montecarlo. Taken over in 2012 by Salvatori, the chef gives the brand a family concept and local tradition, keeping his roots from which to experiment with the new in the kitchen, his philosophy. Rampoldi is also in New York today.