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Monaco’s brings “Green Glam” to Australia

September 17, 2018 Photo Gallery No Comments Email Email

A delegation of Monaco representatives is touring across Australia this week promoting the Principality’s green assets at a series of hosted industry events in Sydney and Melbourne.

Lead by Monaco Government Tourist Bureau Australia and New Zealand, the delegation is joined by representatives of Monte-Carlo’s largest hospitality group, the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer (Monte-Carlo SBM).

Monaco delegation on board Ghost II, Sydney (left to right): Lena Frolich (Visit Monaco-Regional Manager Australia and New Zealand), Alison Roberts-Brown (Visit Monaco-Regional Director Australia and New Zealand), Anthony Knox (representative Monte-Carlo SBM for Australia), Hadrien Bouley (Honorary Consul for Monaco – NSW, QLD, NT), Alice Gentils (Monte-Carlo SBM-Director of Sales) and Sophie Ducroux (Monte-Carlo SBM-Business Development Asia Pacific)

Visit Monaco took this Road Show as an opportunity to update Australian key industry players on the latest news and developments happening in the glamorous Principality with a focus on its inspiring sustainability initatives.

In true Monaco glamour, the week kicked off with a Soirrée on Sydney Harbour hosting industry partners aboard luxury yacht Ghost II. In Melbourne, guests were treated to a delicous sit-down dinner at Melbourne’s famous Philippe restaruant. Special guest of the night was Australia’s leading conservationist Professor Tim Flannery, a Foundation Board Member of the Prince Albert II Foundation that is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable development on a global scale.

At both events, guests got to sample l’Orangerie, an authentic orange liquor from Monaco, made from the left-over orange rinds of local restaurants and hotels.

Monte-Carlo SBM, who, earlier this year, unveiled the ultra-luxurious Princess Grace Suite at Hotel de Paris, updated the industry on the latest news happening in its portfolio of properties including the 2019 relaunch of the iconic 5-star Hotel de Paris after a 4-year multi-million-dollar renovation and the opening of One Monte-Carlo, a brand-new Business Tourism Hub right on Casino square, scheduled to launch in 2019.

Monaco delegation at Philippe restaurant, Melbourne (left to right): Sophie Ducroux (Monte-Carlo SBM-Business Development Asia Pacific), Anthony Knox (representative Monte-Carlo SBM for Australia), Alice Gentils (Monte-Carlo SBM-Director of Sales), Professor Tim Flannery, Alison Roberts-Brown (Visit Monaco-Regional Director Australia and New Zealand), Lena Frolich (Visit Monaco-Regional Manager Australia and New Zealand)

Visit Monaco recently launched a ‘Green is the New Glam’ Campaign driven by the Principality’s mission to be carbon neutral by 2050 and promoting Monaco as a destination that is as environmentally conscious as it is glamorous.

Visit Monaco’s tourism partners are fully invested in the drive towards sustainability, from the organic, Michelin-starred Blue Bay restaurant at the Monte-Carlo Bay hotel which grows much of its produce in its onsite kitchen garden run by urban agriculturalists Terre de Monaco to the iconic Fairmont Monte-Carlo whose entire central heating and air conditioning system is powered by underground heat pumps.

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