Hilton has announced that the Columbus Hotel in Monte Carlo, once part owned by racing driver David Coulthard, is to join the Curio Collection brand.
The hotel will be known as Columbus Hotel Monte-Carlo, Curio Collection by Hilton. As Curio is a ‘soft brand’, aimed at independent hotels which want to tap in to the Hilton ‘system’ and loyalty base, very little work will be required.
The press release talks of the rebrand completing by ‘the end of the year’. The Hilton website says it ‘opens’ (ie rebrands) on 30th November but isn’t taking bookings via Hilton yet.
Columbus Hotel Monte-Carlo, Curio Collection by Hilton, will appeal to travellers seeking an authentic taste of the Monaco lifestyle, a breath of fresh air in a traditional hospitality landscape. Guest rooms [there are 181] will offer serene views over the Princess Grace Rose Garden or the Mediterranean, with most guest rooms offering private terraces. The hotel’s restaurant, Tavolo, will offer a delicious menu for the discerning traveller, while a wide range of international and award-winning restaurants are just a stone-throw from the hotel.
With modern fitness facilities and access to an outdoor pool, guests will be able to focus on health and relaxation between bouts of exploration in a destination filled with interesting sights and activities. The property is nestled in the Marina of Fontvielle, in the most residential area of Monaco, opposite the Princess Grace Rose Garden and a few minutes’ walk from the Stade Louis II stadium.
You can find out more on this page of hilton.com.
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