LOS ANGELES, CA – May 2, 2012 – The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the William J. Clinton Foundation have announced today the inaugural Nights in Monaco benefit gala on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at the very well-known Hotel de Paris, in Monaco.
Nights in Monaco will transport guests back to an era of allure and prestige - an era known as the “Golden Age of Hollywood.” The gala will serve as the official launch of the Nights in Monaco benefitting both the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the William J. Clinton Foundation.
“I am glad that my Foundation is joining with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation,” said President Clinton. “I have enjoyed working with Prince Albert through my Clinton Global Initiative, and we share a deep commitment to protecting the environment. I’m looking forward to what I’m sure will be a successful evening.”
“The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation welcomes this event which will provide the opportunity to establish relations with the Clinton Foundation with which it shares joint missions to promote environmental protection. H.S.H. the Prince particularly appreciates the action implemented by the Clinton Foundation. Moreover, he has already taken part in the Clinton Global Initiative and plans to do so again in 2012”, said H.E. Mr. Bernard Fautrier, Vice President and CEO of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
The evening will begin with a private reception with both H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and President Bill Clinton in attendance. The reception will be followed by a dinner at the Hotel de Paris by Michelin Award-winning Chef Alain Ducasse. In 2011, Ducasse was chosen by Their Serene Highnesses The Prince and The Princess of Monaco to organize the official dinner of their wedding, in collaboration with the S.B.M. The gala will also feature numerous musical performances by Il Volo, Caro Emerald, as well as DJ Ruckus, and after dinner will segue to the newly renovated Jimmy’z d’Hiver at the Place du Casino for the after party.
Guests will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bid on the red carpet that was custom made for the wedding of H.S.H. Prince Albert II and H.S.H Princess Charlene. The Royal couple will sign the red carpet, provided by FASHION FOR FLOORS. Additional auction items include exclusive diamonds provided by CORA diamonds & Carla Amorim & several unique “experiences”. The spirited benefit auctioneer, Lydia Fenet, Senior Vice President at Christie’s International, will be on hand to lend her professional support during the “live” auction.
Nights in Monaco will be presented by American Express Publishing (Departures Magazine, Food & Wine Magazine and Travel & Leisure Magazine), Quintessentially, Fraser Yachts, SBM Hotels & Resorts, MacMas Group, CORA Diamonds, Carla Amorim, Crystal Couture, Fashion for Floors, Il Principe, World Wine Services and YachtsXL.