Wedding fever is reaching fever pitch here, but it’s easy to forget that there are other marriages going on too, and in that enclave of the super rich, Monaco (above), there are no less than two going on. Firstly there’s the tiny Principality’s very own royal wedding – Prince Albert is getting married to South African Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock on July 2nd.
And then there’s another marriage made in heaven going on down there too - we’re talking Monaco’s swishiest hotel, the Hotel Metropole-Monte Carlo (above) getting it together with French couture brand Lanvin. Lanvin’s Artistic Director, Moroccan–born Alber Elbaz, is going to be sprinkling his magic through out the hotel, creating signature cakes and cocktails and even designing hotel uniforms.
The hotel, which won Best Hotel in the World 2010 at the Leading Hotels of the World annual convention, was recently made over by top designer Jacques Garcia and is super luxe without being overly formal – in short totally gorgeous, and the place where the jet set hang out when they’re parking their yachts in the harbour. From Friday, the hotel is offering bed and their excellent American breakfast from £307 with a guaranteed room upgrade. What are you waiting for?