Hôtel de Paris rooftop goes up in flames just two days after its inauguration by Prince Albert II and Princess Stephanie

 January 31, 2019

Hôtel de Paris rooftop fire
Hôtel de Paris rooftop fire


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A fire engulfed the rooftop of the famous Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo just days after a new suite was opened on another part of the roof by the royal family and weeks after its completed renovation works.

Prince Albert II and Princess Stephanie at the re-opening of the rooftop of Hôtel de Paris

Founded in 1864, Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo has been welcoming guests for over 150 years. Located at the heart of a new Monte-Carlo, creating the most exclusive experience in Europe.

The glamorous hotel was a favourite of Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Roger Moore and Frank Sinatra.

Following a four-year renovation programme the exclusive hotel was undergoing renovations to its roof when the fire broke out, according to their Twitter.

The fire broke out just before 11am at the 7th floor of the Hôtel de Paris. The fire alert issued to the Monaco Firefighters at 10:56.

Instagram images show toxic black smoke billowing from an inferno on the pristine white terraces at around 11am.

Hôtel de Paris rooftop fire
Hôtel de Paris rooftop fire / Photo via Instagram
Hôtel de Paris rooftop fire / Photo via Instagram

28 firefighters with 9 vehicles rushed to the casino square as employees and hotel residents were evacuated.

The fire was circumscribed in record time, allowing employees and customers to regain the interior of the Hôtel de Paris from 11:45.

Luckily there were no casualties, “everything is now back in order” as SBM stated later on the day.

At the time of our article the origin of the disaster is still unknown.

The new area was inaugurated just two days ago

Prince Albert II and Princess Stephanie of Monaco attend the inauguration of the Rainier III Suite at the Hotel de Paris on Tuesday

On Tuesday Prince Albert II and Princess Stephanie of Monaco had attended an inauguration ceremony to open a new a suite in tribute to Prince Albert and Princess Stephanie’s father, Rainier III.

Fortunately the new suite was not damaged and the fire was contained far away from it.

The massive suite was designed by Richard Martiner and includes two bedrooms, an expansive living room featuring a bar area, as well as a smaller living room, library, dining room and study.

The suite also has a two-tiered terrace with a swimming pool and wide panoramas over the casino and the sea.

It pays tribute to Rainier III who made it his project to make Monaco the luxury destination it is today.

Rainier III Suite at the Hotel de Paris Monaco
Rainier III Suite at the Hotel de Paris Monaco

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, the rebirth of an icon

Founded in 1864, Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo has been welcoming guests for over 150 years. Following a four-year renovation programme, Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo is now writing the next page in its history at the heart of a new Monte-Carlo, creating the most exclusive experience in Europe.

At the end of January, Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo will unveil a spectacular new suite on the top floor, overlooking Place du Casino: Suite Prince Rainier III. The largest suite at Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, guests can expect a one-of-a- kind experience; the space has been meticulously dressed with personal objects and ornaments.

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