As an international hub of luxury and style, Monaco is an obvious choice for a rooftop social space created by legendary designer and photographer, Karl Lagerfeld. Decked out in the Chanel creative director’s signature monochrome, the ‘Odyssey’ sits atop the fabulous Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo. Crisp white cabanas and lush landscaping look chic alongside a swimming pool and dining by Joël Robuchon, but it’s the 18 backlit glass screens that encircle the area to form a fresco-style mural that instantly catch the eye. Lagerfeld, who was inspired by Greek mythology and Homer’s poems the Iliad and the Odyssey, decided to photograph each of his modern-day muses dressed in togas. These photos were then superimposed onto an image of the Greek coast in the 1850s that was brought in from his personal archive and etched onto the glass. The combination creates an intimate, sophisticated ambience that works impeccably for the Metropole. As for the hotel itself, behind its belle époque facade awaits a wealth of luxury and the only ESPA in France, where guests can savour personalised treatments and Greek-inspired rituals.