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Monaco’s tourism industry continues to perform well.
The Monaco Tourist and Convention Bureau (DTC) has reported that despite a 2.8 percent drop in hotel room occupancy in 2016, overall profits of the Principality’s hotels rose by 1.3 percent in 2016. The average price of a room during the year rose by 4.3 percent, DTC deputy director, Guy Antognelli, told a meeting of the DTC’s tourism partners at the Meridien Beach Plaza last week.
The average price of a room during the year rose by 4.3 percent, DTC deputy director, Guy Antognelli, told a meeting of the DTC’s tourism partners at the Meridien Beach Plaza last week.
Monaco has also succeeded attracting major business events throughout the year, with Sandrine Camia, Director of the Convention Bureau, saying, “Thirty-one percent of the nights sold outside July and August were the result of Business Tourism.”
At the Grimaldi Forum, the convention centre remains unused only 10 days during the year, again proving the enduring popularity of Monaco as a high-end business destination.
The French government is still banking on lifting the current restrictions on 3rd May, a mid-May reopening of restaurant terraces and a return to school at the end of April.
Residents of the Principality aged 45 and over are now being invited to get their Covid vaccination. Meanwhile, home-tests are now being stocked in pharmacies in Monaco.
Monaco has been earmarked as the home for a new private viewing space by Zurich-based gallerists Hauser and Wirth who will hold their inaugural show in June.
The Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses celebrates its fifth year in June, bringing the magic from days of old to life for one night only at the Hôtel de Paris.
Sonia Irvine, the driver behind Amber Lounge, Formula One’s biggest weekend bash, confirmed that, as of yesterday, Amber Summer is a go…
For the first time in its 14-year history, Monaco's Grand Prix ultimate post-race party known as Amber Lounge will morph into 'Amber Summer' the week following race weekend. “I’ve been wanting to do this for a few years,” Sonia tells Monaco Life, “and all the pieces fell into place, so it was time. I’m very excited to be doing something new.” Open daily from 17:00, Amber Summer will take over 350 square metres at the Meridian Beach Plaza serving an Asian-style night menu, a late night menu and, for revellers, breakfast from 05:00 to 07:00. Unlike Amber Lounge and it’s wild nightlife, Amber Summer will be a place to relax, as Sonia explains: “You can come in your beachwear and have a casual drink, or bite to eat before heading out at midnight to the clubs, like Jimmyz, and then come back to Amber Summer for breakfast.”
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