Hey Big Spender, Spend A Little Time At This Pool With A View
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We've always associated Monte Carlo with monokinis and James Bond (not necessarily together), so it doesn't surprise us that the most glamorous tax shelter in the world also boasts a few spectacular pools. A tipster wrote in about the Fairmont Monte Carlo pool and, well, we're cashing in all our chips the next time we happen to be in the neighborhood.
Opened in 1975 as the Loews Hotel Monte-Carlo, with a heating and air-conditioning system that uses the natural temperature of the Mediterranean, the Fairmont has an embarrassment of riches in the arena of ocean views. Which is good, if you believe commenters like a Tripadvisor vet who says the property should "shoot the room decorator" for the still-dated-after-all-these-years renovation.
With a new spa opening in July, the Fairmont's pool looks like the perfect way to relax when you've kicked off your couture. Just make sure you don't bring your swimsuit if you're staying in the Fairmont over Formula One Grand Prix weekend, which just passed this year on May 24; the pool is closed during that special event.
· Hotel History [Fairmont.com]
· Music Awards Travel: Rihanna Does Monaco [Jaunted]
· Room with a Killer View: The Boats Float By in Monte Carlo [HC]
· World's Coolest Pools coverage [Jaunted]