A doubly daring gamble since from the outset, the Columbus opted for a very rare stance in Monaco at the time, simplicity. Contrary to all expectations, this choice turned out to be a sensible one: the hotel quickly became a connecting point for a relaxed yet demanding clientele and Columbus emerged as a luxurious alternative to the traditional local hotels.
A concept was born, the establishment became more than merely a hotel, it became a lifestyle, by displaying a contemporary and harmonious hotel environment in natural tones, clearly at odds with the warmth and light of the Côte d’Azur. The Columbus Monte-Carlo has managed to capture both Monegasque refinement and the sedate dynamism of its business district.
Based on a few keywords, New Riviera Chic and Timeless Serenity, the concept has been worked beyond the idea of "of a holiday destination" to create a place where people come to relax in a comfortable space that allows them to feel good. Mission accomplished.
Almost a decade later, in April 2010, the Columbus is now owned by the London & Regional group, the owner of such prestigious establishments as the Hilton Park Lane in London and the Fairmont Hotel in Monaco. Live Life Love Life. Discover the Columbus Monte-Carlo
In 2012, for the 4th consecutive time, the winner of the Monaco Grand Prix was staying at the Columbus Monte-Carlo. After Jenson Button in 2009, already Mark Webber in 2010, Sebastian Vettel in 2011, Mark Webber was once more part of the client list of the Columbus Monte-Carlo for the 70th edition of the most famous track in Formula 1. We are proud to contribute to the victory of these champions.
elcome to the world's most amazing hotels. Billionaire Hotel brings you a collection of the world's best hotels chosen by our readers as their personal favourites over the past 5 years.
Every year, we will be publishing a survey of the top 100 hotels in the world according to a our readers. For the month of May we are pleased to announce our Chief Executive's personal favourite the Columbus Monaco.
It all began in April 2001, when the Formula 1 racing driver David Coulthard decided to acquire a former standard 3star hotel to turn it into the “first art of living hotel” in Monaco. It was in the district of Fontvieille, reclaimed from the sea and devoted to business, that he chose to open a cool and chic establishment, an innovative concept inconsistent with a highly urbanised environment.