The beautifully traditional Hotel de Paris in Monaco is closing for renovations. Renowned French architect Richard Martinet is designing a new garden, larger suites, a rooftop spa and a fitness room. In other words, it’s a basic modernization of a hotel that has barely changed since 1807. However, the hotel’s iconic look will remain intact, keeping the main entrance, the wine cellars and the Café de Paris.

The sad thing is that the hotel will be completely closed from October to December of this year, but then it will partially reopen before the end of the work, scheduled for September 2018. Jeez, it’s gonna be a while! Until then, we will just have to wait for this latest offering from the architect who gave us the amazing Shangri-La in Paris.