You've glimpsed Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco, in James Bond movies and Alfred Hitchcock thriller To Catch a Thief starring American Grace Kelly who went on to have a fairy tale wedding to Prince Rainier III of Monaco.
While Monte Carlo, Monaco's most populated quarter, is best known for an iconic casinos that's over 100 years old, the F1 Monaco Grand Prix in May, and the annual car rally in January and February, Monaco is a green destination with much to appeal to event planners.
With 2,581 hotel rooms and 35,000 square meters of meeting space, Monaco is more affordable than meeting planners might expect. "Monaco Meetings," available through the Monaco Convention Bureau, offers highly competitive rates for large events and conferences at Grimaldi Forum that require 1,200 guest room nights booked on 2 consecutive nights at a minimum of 2 hotels.
Grimaldi Forum, a state-of-the-art conference facility overlooking the Mediterranean, has 3 auditoriums, 2 large, inter-connected exhibition halls, 2 large banquet halls, and depending on configuration, 11 - 23 breakout rooms.
For events that require additional space, many other event venues are available. For example, L'espace Fontvieille has exhibition space and Chapiteau, a 4250-seat circular marquee with a flexible, modular centerstage.
Monaco's major attractions include Fort Antoine, an early 18th century fortress, the Oceanographic Museum and the Monaco Cathedral with Roman-Byzantine architecture.
With "Monaco Meetings," daily per person room rates start at 183€ at 4 Star hotels (e.g. Fairmont Monte-Carlo, Meridien Beach Plaza) and 278€ at 5 Star properties (e.g Hotel de Paris, Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo). Amenities include an office for the event planning team, no charge for the first coffee break, and free public transportation for attendees. Added value amenities from hotels and SMAV local DMCs are included.
Monaco, a destination on just about every bucket list, is now affordable and guaranteed to please meeting and conference participants.
To take advantage "Monaco Meetings," submit a quote request to Monaco Convention Bureau through Cvent.