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Photos: Inside Monaco’s new penthouse suite

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The luxurious Suite Eleven at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort marks a new achievement for SBM, becoming the latest member of the penthouse Diamond Suite Collection for Monaco’s most discerning clientele.

The Principality’s award-winning resort opened the doors of its grand new suite in June. Occupying the entire top floor of the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort, Suite Eleven offers stunning views over the Mediterranean, out to the Country Club, and even takes in Karl Lagerfeld’s former jaw-dropping pad Villa Vigie.


View from the terrace of Suite Eleven. The large yellow villa is Villa Vigie. Photo by Monaco Life
The 196 square metre double suite has two bedrooms including a master with sea view, a 21 square metre covered terrace, and contemporary decor envisioned by Oliver Antoine, who took inspiration from natural materials and the sea, using the resort’s signature colours of blue with hints of beige.

“Suite Eleven’s design is inspired by my love of the Mediterranean Sea, using timeless and natural materials,” said the designer. “Suite Eleven is decorated in wood panelling in raw eucalyptus or lagoon blue, and floors in natural stone such as agate. The bathroom is in marble and proposes a steam-shower room with mosaics from Bisazza.”


Lounge area in the Suite Eleven, photo by SBM
There is also the possibility to connect with the Duplex Suite, allowing the resort to meet a particular demand among its high-end clientele.

“We noticed that many big families from the Orient, Russia and the like wanted a suite like this, with connecting rooms and lots of space, and we were not able to offer that, until now,” Samantha Bourreau, the resort’s communication’s manager, told Monaco Life.

Another interesting feature is the integration of innovative and easy-to-use smart technology. Illuminations under the bed, for example, are automatically triggered at night, eliminating the need to turn on disruptive, bright lights.


Main bedroom with sea views in Suite Eleven, photo by SBM
The suite, like the rest of the resort, utilises clean energy sourced from solar panels installed on the roof of the hotel. Clients can also take advantage of an electric car supercharger – which was the first in Monaco. Meanwhile, a garden on site supplies fresh ingredients for the resort’s gastronomic restaurant Blue Bay.

“We have noticed that this is in the minds of a certain clientele now, particularly the younger ones who know that it is very important to take care of the environment,” explains Samantha. “I think that when they become aware of all the efforts that we make, it is a good reason to come back.”

The Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort is considered a leader in sustainable development in the Principality, and was one of the first hotels here to receive the prestigious Green Globe environment certification in 2014. It was then awarded the Gold Certification in recognition of its commitment to green practices over five consecutive years.

But it’s not just the resort’s environmental approaches which have been recognised. The iconic blue lagoon, which weaves its way through the base of the resort, was also awarded the Best Hotel Pool in Europe in late 2019.

The lagoon at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, photo by Monaco Life
It all combines for an ultra-luxurious experience and positions Suite Eleven among the Diamond Suite Collection of the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, an incredible selection of the finest penthouse suites in all of Monaco.

Priced at around €11,000 a night, Suite Eleven is close to a quarter of the price of the Prince Rainier III Suite at the Hôtel de Paris, putting it in an interesting price bracket for HNWIs. That price drops by about half in low season.

The Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort is also offering other new concepts this year: a floating breakfast inspired by Bali, a private dinner under the stars, and an ‘Eat and Swim’ package for guests – aimed at locals and day visitors – who can enjoy a full day swimming in the lagoon and freshly made pizza prepared pool side.