GLAMOUR ON THE CÔTE D’AZUR
When architect and designer India Mahdavi revamped the classic Monte-Carlo Beach hotel a few years back, she stayed true to the property’s original spirit of 1930s glamour.
The terracotta-property, which sits under a cypress forest and directly fronts the Mediterranean, houses 40 rooms and suites. Mahdavi infused subtle nautical flair into the rooms – ocean blue sofas, gray and white striped walls, circular light fixtures – in a nod to the commending sea, which dramatically surrounds the hotel and is always visible from the stunning porthole-shaped windows. Monte-Carlo Beach has its own private seaside restaurant and lounging area (La Vigie) and houses Michelin-starred organic restaurant Elsa. Open for eight months out of the year, from March to October, Monte-Carlo Beach is one of the most exclusive addresses on the Côte d’Azur.