A new-build conference centre, One Monte-Carlo, has opened its doors in a completely revamped neighbourhood, right in the heart of Monaco.
One Monte-Carlo is expected to become major business events venue with more than 1400 square metres of event space on offer.
The venue is also part of the new One Monte-Carlo district, which is home to a luxury shopping promenade, a new concept-restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Marcel Ravin and public green spaces.
According to Alison Roberts-Brown, regional director of Monaco Tourist & Convention Authority in Australia and New Zealand, One Monte-Carlo will be a great addition to the destination’s existing business events offering.
“More than just a new venue, the opening of One Monte-Carlo nearly doubles the business tourism offering around Monaco’s iconic Casino Square, representing an enormous opportunity to attract further demand from the event industry,” she said.
“The MICE segment has always been one of the key pillars of Monaco’s tourism industry and this is yet another testament of the principality’s ongoing commitment to offering nothing but the best in service and experience to our valued MICE clients.”
Built on the site of the old Palais des Beaux-Arts, the centre pays homage to the artists who have made a mark on Monaco’s history.
Among the event spaces on offer is a plenary room, a light-filled 250-square-metre art gallery, a 154-square-metre auditorium and large foyer.
Monte-Carlo moves forward as an event destination
The opening of One Monte-Carlo coincides with a series of developments happening in the principality to drive its business events strategy.
Monaco Convention Bureau launched their new “Business is Green” digital campaign earlier this year, highlighting the Principality’s repositioning as a destination that is responsible and sustainably managed.
Monaco’s most iconic 5-star hotel, Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo, recently completed a four-year multi-million dollar renovation program, while Columbus Monte-Carlo, built originally for F1 racing drivers, completed a full makeover last year.