This Monaco Hotel Is Offering Guests The Chance To Live The 007 Life For 28k/Night
It used to be the case that as far as Hollywood was concerned, the year was divided into two seasons: the regular release of films, and then Awards Season. And while there certainly is a buzz around the Oscars and Golden Globes, the film industry would do well to reassess its calendar because you need only consult social media, any Late Night Talk Show, or magazine to realise that there is another season worth noting - Bond season.
We may have learned recently that the upcoming Bond film, No Time to Die, will be postponed until November due to the spread of the coronavirus impacting film releases, but that only means that Bond season will extend for a little while longer. Like a lunar eclipse, the films are becoming increasingly rare in the cinema, no doubt due to the big-budget it takes to produce them and the numerous action sequences that often see sets blown up and stuntmen (and actors) injured in the process. But when we finally get a taste of one, oh do we savour it.
Who knows why or how, but the character of Bond somehow reduces us all to the giddy, childlike enthusiasm that sees us become not only fans of the franchise, but people who actually want to be the 007 agent himself. And it seems even hotels aren't immune to the charms of Bond, as one is offering guests the opportunity to live the 007 lifestyle with elaborate guest packages that even rival the experiences on the big screen.
The Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo is currently offering guests a number of 007 packages. The hotel, which is located in Monaco, is inviting fans of the franchise to sip signature cocktails, cruise the French Riviera in an Aston Martin, and even be waited on hand-and-foot thanks to a personal butler.
Available exclusively to guests staying in the newly renovated penthouse Suite Carré d’Or, the Golden Eye experience includes a private tour of the Casino de Monte-Carlo, a helicopter ride for views of the country, lunch at the hotel's renowned Japanese restaurant, Yoshi, a drive in an Aston Martin along the French Riviera, and a massage for two for some much needed R-and-R time.
A statement from the hotel reads: "A butler will be on hand to take care of every last detail, including the special delivery of a complimentary tuxedo and evening gown, ready for the night ahead."
This package is available all year round, while the second package is timed for the lead up to No Time to Die's release. Called the Secret Agent experience, it will be available between April 6 and April 8 and entails a two-night stay in a Superior, Deluxe, or Superior Junior suite, VIP access to the "Secret Agent Soiree" with Michelin-star catering and a surprise performance by a "music legend", as well as access to a Roger Moor tribute with never-before-seen memorabilia.
Of course, living like James Bond doesn't come cheaply and the Golden Eye experience package will set you back $19,000 USD per night for two guests. If that isn't quite your flavour, the Secret Agent experience package is valued at $2,762 USD per night for two guests.