PACKAGES FROM MONACO’S ELITE SBM PROPERTIES HIGHLIGHT THE BEST OF THE PRINCIPALITY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON AND BEYOND

The Société des Bains de Mer (SBM), a collection of luxury hotels and leisure venues throughout Monaco, has been showing travelers the very best of this tiny paradise on the Riviera for well over a century.  From five-star hotel accommodations, to exhilarating evenings at the opera, to gaming in the world famous Casino de Monte Carlo, SBM has become synonymous with the prestige and grace that have come to define Monaco.  Through the coming holiday season and beyond, SBM is offering special tailored packages that allow travelers to either focus on their favorite aspect of the Principality – be it opera, gourmet, or upscale spas – or just experience a little bit of everything.

Thanks to SBM’s prominent collection of both legendary hotels as well as key Monégasque attractions, guests of SBM properties automatically receive a special bonus that no other properties in Monaco are able to offer: the Carte d’Or.  The Carte d’Or is used as a passport to SBM facilities and amenities throughout the Principality.  This includes complimentary access to the Casino de Monte-Carlo, private beaches at the Monte-Carlo Beach Club, and spa services at Les Thermes Marins de Monte-Carlo, as well as a 50% discount on all tennis and golf fees at the Monte-Carlo Country Club and the Monte-Carlo Golf Club. 
 
Following is a list of SBM packages available through the holiday season and beyond.  Prices listed are per-person rates based on double occupancy. 
 
* Be one with luxury with SBM’s Zen Package, which includes a return helicopter transfer from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport to Monaco, three nights’ accommodation at either Hôtel de Paris or the Hôtel Hermitage, American breakfast daily, two days of three-hour treatments and dietetic luncheons at spectacular Les Thermes Marins de Monte-Carlo, and one gourmet dinner at both Le Grill at the Hotel de Paris and Le Vistamar at Hôtel Hermitage and the Carte d’Or.  Beverages not included with meals. Available now through October 31, 2004, the package is priced from 1,454 Euros (approx. USD $1,672) at the Hôtel Hermitage and from 1,535 Euros (approx. USD $1,765) at the Hôtel de Paris. 
 
* Also available now through October 31, 2004, SBM’s Classic Package includes two nights’ accommodation in an upgraded Sea View room at your choice of one of the four SBM properties (see below for hotel listings), American breakfast daily, a VIP welcome of champagne, newspapers, flowers and fresh fruits, and the Carte d’Or.  Available now through October 31, 2004, the package is priced from 405 Euros (approx. USD $466) at the Hôtel de Paris; from 315 Euros (approx. USD $362) at the Hôtel Hermitage; from 222 Euros (approx. USD $255) at the Hôtel Mirabeau; and from 198 Euros (approx. USD $228) at the Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel.
 
* Experience Monégasque cuisine at its best with SBM’s Gourmet Package, which includes one night’s accommodation at your choice of one of the four SBM properties (see below for hotel listings), a lunch at the Hôtel Hermitage’s chic Le Vistamar, a gourmet dinner at Hôtel de Paris’ acclaimed Le Grill restaurant, and the Carte d’Or.  Beverages are included with both meals. Available now through October 31, 2004, the package is priced from 322 Euros (approx. USD $370) at the Hotel de Paris; from 312 Euros (approx. USD $359) at the Hôtel Hermitage; from 284 Euros (approx. USD $327) at the Hôtel Mirabeau; and from 281 Euros (approx. USD $323) at the Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel. 
 
* Savor sweet music in Monaco this season with SBM’s Opera Package.  The offer includes one night accommodation at your choice of one of the four SBM properties (see below for hotel listings), American breakfast, lunch at Hôtel Hermitage’s Le Vistamar (beverage not included), a reserved seat for a performance at the renowned Monte-Carlo Opera House and the Carte d’Or.  This package is priced from 216 Euros (approx. USD $248) at the Hôtel de Paris; from 206 Euros (approx. USD $237) at the Hôtel Hermitage; from 178 Euros (approx. USD $205) at the Hôtel Mirabeau; and from 175 Euros (approx. USD $201) at the Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel.     Performances available with this package are as follows: November 23, 2003 – Don Pasquale; January 23, 25, and 27, 2004 – Aida; February 11, 13, and 15, 2004 – Cosi Fan Tutte; March 3, 5, and 7, 2004 – Viva la Mamma; March 26, 28 and 30, 2004 – Madama Butterfly.
 
* Experience a little bit of everything Monaco has to offer with SBM’S Resort Package. The offer includes two nights’ accommodations at your choice of one of the four SBM properties (see below for hotel listings), American breakfast daily, a three-hour spa treatment and lunch at Les Thermes Marins de Monte-Carlo, lunch at the Hôtel Hermitage’s Le Vistamar, a dinner and show at either the Cabaret de Monte-Carlo or La Salle des Etoiles (depending on the season), a dinner at the Café de Paris, beverages not included, free admission and 40 Euros worth of tokens at the Casino du Monte-Carlo, admission to the famous Jimmy’s night club with a complimentary drink, and the Carte d’Or.  Beverages are not included with meals listed above.  Available now through October 31, 2003, the package is priced from 812 Euros (approx. USD $934) at the Hôtel de Paris; from 790 Euros (approx. USD $909) at the Hôtel Hermitage; from 735 Euros (approx. USD $845) at the Hôtel Mirabeau; and from 678 Euros (approx. USD $780) at the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel. 
 
Please note that blackout dates apply for both individual hotels and some services included in these packages.  For additional information and/or reservations for any of these packages, please call 800 221 4708 number if available, e-mail resort@sbm.mc or visit www.montecarloresort.com
 
 
About The Société des Bains de Mer (SBM)
The Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) was established in 1863 by Prince Charles III of Monaco. Since then, SBM has grown into a string of upscale properties that offer the very best of Monte-Carlo, from five star hotel accommodations to Michelin star cuisine, sport and leisure facilities to entertainment.  
 
SBM offers an unrivalled choice of four luxury hotels as well as entertainment venues throughout the Principality of Monaco, including an opera house, a casino, golf courses and tennis courts, 23 restaurants, and one of the best spa facilities in the world.
 
To date, SBM properties include The Hôtel de Paris, The Wines Cellars at the Hôtel de Paris, The Hôtel Hermitage, The Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel, The Hôtel Mirabeau, Les Thermes Marins de Monte-Carlo, The Sporting Club, The Casino, The Monte-Carlo Opera House, The Café de Paris, The Monte-Carlo Country Club, and The Monte-Carlo Golf Club.   

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