Le Méridien Beach Plaza is undergoing a renovation and extension project until December, 2004. New bedrooms will be added into two seafront Cristal Towers. The lobby, the reception area, bar, and restaurant will be completely renovated. During this time, the reception, concierge, bar, and restaurant, will be moved to the Sea Club. Construction will take place out of sight in the Columns area from May–December, 2004. The new lobby, reception area, bar, and restaurant are scheduled to open in the autumn of 2004.

Le Meridien Beach Plaza, Monte Carlo, Provence

What to expect: Le Meridien Beach Plaza is bustling with conferences and holidaymakers throughout the year. More modern than historic, few traces of the hotel’s original 1920s architecture remain. The contemporary decor of the hotel is set in the lobby with its white marble floors, a large blue crystal sculpture, and curved glass walls offering impressive ocean views.

Amenity highlights: Wooden steps lead through flower-covered pergolas to a private beach where guests are provided with complimentary recliners, towels, and parasols. Water sports including jet skiing, motor boating, sailing, and water skiing are available during the summer. There are also three swimming pools: one indoor pool within a glass-walled conservatory and two outdoor saltwater pools situated within a Mediterranean garden.

Insider tip: During the summer, when the route to the airport is often congested with traffic, an alternative way of traveling to the airport is by helicopter. The helipad is 2 kilometers (1.5 miles) away from the hotel. It offers a ten-minute transfer to the airport avoiding the traffic and taking in an aerial view of the coastline.

ADDRESS

22 Avenue Princess Grace
Monte Carlo, 98000
Monaco

Nearest major airport:
Nice, France (NCE-Cote D Azur)

DINING

Le Carré – With its large bay windows offering sea views and its mauve and yellow furnishings, this fourth-floor restaurant is open every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The dinner buffet is themed around Mediterranean destinations and includes pot au feu, couscous, pasta, kefta, and paëlla.

Le Bar & Lunch – Overlooking the beach and outdoor pools, this lunchtime restaurant is open from April to September. With its relaxed teak and rattan furnishings and large cream parasols, the restaurant serves salads and mixed grills from an open kitchen.

See all dining options for this hotel Lobby – From lunchtime until late evening, the lobby serves drinks and light snacks such as foie gras salad, prawn fritters, and hamburgers. A wide selection of classic and non-alcoholic cocktails is served.

LOCATION HIGHLIGHTS

Marina nearby
In city center
On beach
Convention center nearby

NEARBY POINTS OF INTEREST

Le Sporting (concert hall) – next door
Grimaldi Forum (convention center) – 1 block
Larvotto Beach – 1 block
Musée National (museum) – 1 block
Carré D’Or (shopping) – 500 meters
Casino de Monte-Carlo – 500 meters
Opéra (opera)– 500 meters
Musée Océanographique (museum) – 500 meters
Old Town – 2 km (1.5 miles)
Palais Princier (Royal Palace) – 2 km (1.5 miles)
Jardin Exotique et Grotte de l’Observatoire (garden and caves) – 4 km (2.5 miles)
Ventimile (Italian market town) – 20 km (12 miles)
Nice Airport (NCE): Approximate driving time is 40 minutes and distance is 24 kilometers (16 miles).
Taxis and buses are available for transfer from the airport to the center of Monte Carlo. Trains run from the airport to Monaco train station, which is 2 kilometers (1.5 miles) from the hotel.

Much of central Monte Carlo is within a ten-minute walk. Buses and public transportation connect the hotel with the rest of Monte Carlo within 20 minutes. The closest bus station is opposite the hotel. The hotel can order taxis on request.

POLICIES

Le Méridien Beach Plaza is undergoing a renovation and extension project until December, 2004. New bedrooms will be added into two seafront Cristal Towers. The lobby, the reception area, bar, and restaurant will be completely renovated. During this time, the reception, concierge, bar, and restaurant, will be moved to the Sea Club. Construction will take place out of sight in the Columns area from May–December, 2004. The new lobby, reception area, bar, and restaurant are scheduled to open in the autumn of 2004.

Pets not allowed
Check-in time is 3 PM
Check-out time is Noon

PROPERTY AMENITIES

The glass-walled conservatory of the indoor swimming pool leads to a fitness center, saunas, and a beauty and hairdressing salon. Guests can also enjoy a game of chess on the giant chess board situated within the Mediterranean garden.

The 3000-square-meter Sea Club conference center has twelve conference and banqueting rooms accommodating up to 2,000 guests. With light wood furnishings and beige walls, the majority have large windows offering sea views. A business center is open daily offering high-speed Internet access (surcharge), fax, color photocopying, binding, mailing, secretarial, and translation services.

See a list of property amenities
Swimming pool – indoor
Swimming pool – outdoor seasonal
Swimming pool – children’s
Sauna
Massage – treatment room(s)
Complimentary newspapers in lobby
Room service (24 hours)
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Parking (valet)
Limo or Town Car service available
Parking (secure)
Ballroom(s)
Business center
Conference room(s)
Audio-visual equipment
Secretarial services
Internet access in public areas – high speed
Doorman/doorwoman
24-hour front desk
Multilingual staff
Babysitting or child care
Currency exchange
Beauty services
Laundry facilities
Coffee in lobby
Patio
Air-conditioned public areas
Umbrella
Airport transportation (surcharge)
Private beach
Poolside bar
Spa services on site
Full-service health spa
Concierge services
Health club
Bar/lounge
Restaurant(s) in hotel
Parking (surcharge)
Parking garage
Meeting rooms (small groups)
Banquet facilities
Exhibit space
Event catering
Cell phone/mobile rental
Internet access in public areas – surcharge
Porter/bellhop
Security guard
Safe-deposit box – front desk
Number of rooms: 338
Translation services
Medical assistance available
Dry cleaning service
Television in lobby
Fireplace in lobby
Barbecue grill(s)
Elevator/lift
Wedding services

RECREATION

The hotel has a private beach where guests are provided with complimentary recliners, towels, and parasols. Private beach cabins can also be rented. Water sports including jet skiing, motor boating, sailing and water skiing are available during the summer. There are three swimming pools: one indoor pool within a glass-walled conservatory and two outdoor saltwater pools situated within a Mediterranean garden. The two outdoor pools are open from May to September.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

Golf – miniature nearby
Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Motor boating on site
Boat launch nearby
Scuba diving nearby
Jet skiing on site
Volleyball nearby
Running track/path nearby
Scooter/Moped Rentals nearby
Helicopter/airplane sightseeing nearby
Golfing nearby
Swimming on site
Windsurfing nearby
Sailing on site
Water skiing on site
Aerobics on site
Racquetball/squash nearby
Tennis nearby
Parasailing nearby
Fishing nearby

ROOM AMENITIES

Cable/satellite TV
Pay movies
Climate control
Soundproofed rooms
Voice mail
Minibar
Housekeeping (daily)
Private bathroom
Complimentary toiletries
Makeup mirror
Extra towels/bedding in room
Electronic/magnetic keys
Desk
In-room safe
Rollaway beds
Premium TV channel(s)
Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Air conditioning
Blackout drapes
Internet access – surcharge
Wake-up calls
Turndown service
Bathrobes
Hair dryer
Massage – available in room
Child care (in room, surcharge)
Window opens
Television
Smoking rooms
Cribs (infant beds) available

ROOMS

This hotel has 338 guestrooms, decorated in warm Mediterranean colors and personalized with prints of beach scenes and maritime drawings. All rooms have desks, safes, large umbrellas, hairdryers, and minibars. The ensuite bathrooms are fitted with bathrobes and makeup mirrors.