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Where you’ll find the most expensive hotel rooms

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If you’re looking to travel to Monte Carlo, brace yourself and your pocketbook as average hotel prices in 2012 were highest in the Monegasque capital and lowest in Cambodia’s Phnom Penh.

In the ninth edition of hotels.com’s annual Hotel Price Index, which reviewed global hotel prices during 2012, the capital of Monaco topped the list of destinations with the highest average hotel prices last year, experiencing a six percent price hike from £189 (€220) in 2011 to £200 (€230) in 2012.

Looking for a cheap vacation? At the other end of the spectrum, the average hotel price for a room in Phnom Penh, Cambodia clocked in at £40 (€46).

Meanwhile, globally, guests around the world paid three percent more for their hotel rooms compared to 2011, the report points out.

In what could be construed as a harbinger for areas of growth, the index also charts the biggest percentage price rises in 2012 and found that hotel prices in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt skyrocketed 34 percent over 2011, from £69 (€80) to £92 (€107).

Rounding out the cities that experienced the biggest percentage price hikes between 2011and 2012 are Perth, Australia; San Francisco, California; Orlando, Florida; and Siem Reap in Cambodia.

The report looked at the prices of more than 155,000 properties around the world.

The 10 destinations where average hotel prices were steepest during 2012:

1. Monte Carlo, Monaco – £200
2. Muscat (capital of Oman) – £188
3. New York – £179
4. Rio de Janeiro – £177
5. Moscow – £160
6. Geneva – £159
7. Key West – £154
8. Boston – £151
9. Cannes – £149
10. Perth – £142

The 10 destinations with the lowest average hotel prices during 2012

1.Phnom Penh, Cambodia – £40
2.Pattaya, Thailand, Cambodia – £48
3.Hanoi, Vietnam – £49
4.Siem Reap, Cambodia – £51
5.Chiang Mai, Thailand – £53
6.Vilnius, Lithuania – £53
7.Riga, Latvia – £54
8.Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – £59
9.Krakow, Poland – £61
10. Bangkok, Thailand – £61

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Monaco Yacht Show 2012

Monaco-Yacht-Show-2012

One of the most important events in the super yacht calendar, The Monaco Yacht Show kicks off on September 19 and runs until September 22.

The 22nd edition of the Monaco Yacht Show is showcasing a fleet of 103 superyachts for four days, turning the Port Hercules marina into the host for some of the world’s biggest and most luxurious vessels. The latest designs and constructions will be seen by more than 28,000 visitors including industry experts.
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Charlotte Casiraghi second Gucci campaign

Charlotte Casiraghi’s second Gucci campaign

Charlotte Casiraghi second Gucci campaign

Italian fashion house Gucci has presented the second “Forever Now” campaign featuring Princess of Monaco Charlotte Casiraghi, daughter of Caroline of Monaco.

This new campaign shot in black and white by famous photographers Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin celebrates Gucci’s equestrian heritage.
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Karl Lagerfeld to make over Monaco’s Hotel Métropole

glass panels Ulysses journey

Karl Lagerfeld has been tapped to redesign portions of the famed Hotel Métropole in Monte Carlo. The architectural project is scheduled to debut this summer.

The collaboration between Lagerfeld and the Leading Spas of the World property comprises a makeover of the hotel’s outdoor premises, including the pool, terrace and gardens, along with a new, third Joel Robuchon restaurant.
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Martell Cordon Bleu Centenary Monaco 2012

Martell cordon bleu centenary celebrations in Monaco

Martell Cordon Bleu Centenary Monaco 2012

Martell Cordon Bleu cognac was officially launched in 1912 in Monte-Carlo’s sumptuous Hôtel de Paris, and it has chosen to return to the famous hotel on 22 March 2012 for an unforgettable evening.

As night fell, the Place du Casino was gradually illuminated in blue, as if a silk veil were being drawn over the façade of the buildings.

More than 250 illustrious guests from the five continents were welcomed by Lionel Breton, CEO of Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët.
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Charlotte Casiraghi Gucci campaign

Charlotte Casiraghi for Gucci campaign

Charlotte Casiraghi Gucci campaign

Gucci has presented the first images of its “Forever Now” campaign featuring Princess of Monaco Charlotte Casiraghi, daughter of Caroline of Monaco.

A young show jumper, Charlotte Casiraghi was photographed in an equestrian setting. The princess models items featuring the brand’s signature red and green stripes in a campaign celebrating its heritage.
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Gresso Pure Black Model Grand Monaco

Gresso Grand Monaco now in Pure Black

Gresso Pure Black Model Grand Monaco

The Gresso company presents an exclusive Grand Monaco collection model, designed entirely in extravagant black color.

The new model is released in two editions: Pure Black Cayman with crocodile leather and Pure Black Carbon with Italian carbon leather.

The phone case is executed from high resistant and light titanium alloy. At the finale stage of the manufacturing the case is being covered with several high-tech ceramics layers.
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The Royal Wedding Perrier Jouet Bottle

Perrier Jouet belle epoque Princier

The royal wedding Perrier Jouet Champagne is the latest limited edition bottle for the Monaco’s Royal Wedding that took place earlier this summer.

The symbolic choice by the Perrier Jouet house was born from a love story between the founder, Pierre-Nicolas Perrier and Adèle Jouët over two hundred years ago.

For fans of Prince Albert II, or just lovers of good Champagne, it is now possible to buy one of the bottles.
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Only Watch Auction Collects $6 million for Charity

PATEK PHILIPPE Ref 3939

The fourth edition with the biennial Only Watch charity auction, held Friday in the Hotel Hermitage in Monaco, raised more than €4.5 million ($6 million).

Exclusive timepieces by famous and less famous watch manufacturers are being auctioned off for the benefit of researching Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Complete sale results and a reminder of the models are available after the jump.
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All 40 watches to be auctioned at Only Watch 2011

ONLY WATCH Auction Preview

Only Watch 2011 is just around the corner and here is the video featuring all 40 watches to be auctioned at Only Watch.

For this fourth edition of the world renowned charity watch auction, the world’s most prestigious watchmakers have each created a unique timepiece.

The unique timepieces will be sold by auction house Antiquorum on September 23rd in the Principality of Monaco
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Montblanc “Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco”

Montblanc Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco

VIP guests from around the world came together in Monaco on September 8th to celebrate the launch of the Montblanc “Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco”.

Montblanc pays tribute to Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco and her artistic legacy with their new collection.

The Montblanc “Collection Princesse Grace de Monaco” is consisting of three one-of-a-kind fine jewellery sets, timepieces and writing instruments.
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Montblanc celebrates Monaco’s Royal Wedding

montblanc wedding pen monaco

Montblanc has created a one-of-a-kind writing instrument for the Monaco royal wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock.

The unique Montblanc Wedding Pen is inspired by the architectural elements of the Palais Princier and the Principality Flag, embellished with the monogram of the Princely Couple and precious stones.

128 diamonds and 161 rubies that refer to the colours of the Monégasque State have been artistically rendered into the skeleton of the solid white gold fountain pen.
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Monaco: 700 years of Grimaldis

Monte Carlo Monaco

The principality of Monaco consists of less than two square kilometres of steep and rocky real estate carved out of France’s Mediterranean coast.

Known today as a playground for the rich, replete with a casino and an annual car race that roars through its narrow streets, Monaco has been ruled almost continuously by the Grimaldi dynasty since 1297.

The current monarch, Prince Albert II, is due on July 1 to marry the Zimbabwean-born swimming champion Charlene Wittstock in a lavish ceremony.
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Fauchon and Ladurée for Monaco’s royal wedding

Fauchon eclair monaco wedding

In honor of the upcoming nuptials of Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock, two iconic French pastry houses have created special, limited-edition desserts.

Ladurée launched a special box-set of eight macarons, light, airy almond meringue cookies that come in guava and raspberry-aniseed flavors.

The guava macaron is perfumed with pink guava from South Africa, while the raspberry cookie has a hint of aniseed.
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Lexus L600h Landaulet For Monaco Royal Wedding

Lexus Monaco wedding

A hybrid Lexus has been chosen as the official royal wedding car of Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock next month, the automaker has revealed.

A customized LS600h Landaulet with a transparent polycarbonate roof has been specially constructed for the occasion to allow guests to get a look at the couple during the event, scheduled for July 2.

It was dismantled to allow for the fitting of the 26kg roof, a special addition to the model, which will eventually go on display at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco.
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Bell & Ross BR 01 Casino

Bell Ross only watch auction

Bell & Ross‘s one-off timepiece for the Only Watch auction features a roulette design built on top of their popular BR 01 watch.

This timepiece, done in all 18k pink gold, is a tribute to the country of Monaco which will be hosting the Only Watch auction this upcoming September.

The “0″ number on the roulette wheel indicates the hours (there are 12 little diamonds on the outer edge of the dial for standard timekeeping), the roulette ball indicates the minutes. The roulette spinner which will rotate once every 60 seconds.
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Prince Albert II of Monaco Charlene Wittstock

Prince of Monaco’s wedding

Prince Albert II of Monaco Charlene Wittstock

Monaco’s Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock, his South African swimming champion fiancee, are to get married in Monte Carlo’s millionaire’s playground in a civil ceremony on July 1 followed by a religious ceremony the following day.

Monarchs and heads of state can watch the marriage itself within the palace while 3,500 less privileged guests can watch on a giant screen.

On July 1, a large concert will be offered by the newly-weds on the Port with electro musician/composer Jean-Michel Jarre.
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