There will be a total closure from 6 October to mid-December 2014, with the hotel reopening in mid-December for the Christmas period, until 18 January 2015, when the first main phase of work will begin.
Renovation will include the restructuring of both the public areas and of service facilities. Total capacity will remain similar to now, while the surface of rooms and suites will be greater and the proportion of suites increased.
The construction of a garden courtyard is planned, with enhanced use of the roof space, including the installation of a new fitness, spa and pool area, superlative suites, and a 'rooftop villa' with its own private pool and garden.
The hotel's historic facade opposite the Café de Paris will stay intact, with its lobby and cellar, and iconic spaces such as the American Bar, the Salle Empire, the Louis XV and the Grill, remaining.
Works are expected to be completed in 2018, with a planned reopening in September that year. SBM also operates l'Hôtel Hermitage, Monte-Carlo Beach, Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort and 33 restaurants including Le Louis XV-Alain Ducasse.