Champagne gets its first contemporary luxury hotel

Hoping to attract well-heeled travellers to the region, Champagne’s first contemporary luxury hotel – the Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa – opened this week.

‘Champagne’ rooms start at £489.92 per night

Entry-level ‘Champagne’ rooms start at £489.92 per night and feature a king sized bed and private terrace.

The top tier ‘Josephine’ suite meanwhile, will set you back £1,068.71 a night and boasts a sitting room and balcony overlooking vineyards.

Each of the 49 rooms in the 16,000 square foot space features Hermès bath products.

Set amid a patchwork quilt of vineyards in the heart of Epernay, hotel guests will be given exclusive access to Champagne houses that are normally closed to the public and can curate their own Champagne tastings and grape picking sessions.

Michelin-starred chef Jean-Denis Rieubland is in charge of the food

Having been closed for refurbishment for the last four years, the space has been given a modern makeover by Reims-based architect Giovanni Pace, who designed the property in the style of a contemporary amphitheatre.

The building features the original 19th century post house where King Charles X of France stopped over before heading to Reims for his coronation.

In 2014 the hotel was acquired by the Boston-based Champagne Hospitality group, which owns a collection of boutique luxury hotels including Le Barthelemy Hotel & Spa in St. Barths.

The spa features nine treatment rooms, an indoor and outdoor pool, a wood-lined yoga studio; a eucalyptus-infused sauna, and a mosaic-tiled hammam.

Michelin-starred chef Jean-Denis Rieubland has been appointed executive chef and will oversee the hotel’s food offering at the fine dining Le Royal restaurant and the more casual all-day space, Bellevue.

Rieubland will work with local seasonal ingredients and plans to develop a vegetable and herb garden on the hotel’s terrace.

Visitor numbers to Champagne are expected to rise after UNESCO granted the sparkling wine region’s vineyards World Heritage status in 2015.

One Response to “Champagne gets its first contemporary luxury hotel”

  1. Julien says:

    The Hotel is not a 30 minutes drive from CDG airport. 2h drive.
    20 minutes drive from Champagne Ardennes TDV station from which you can go to CDG airport in 30 minutes…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Marketing Manager

Amathus Drinks Plc
London, UK

Partner Manager - Managed On-Trade

Maverick Drinks
London, UK

Brand Manager

Hatch Mansfield
Ascot, Berkshire

Events Sales Executive

The Drinks Business Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Head of Sales

London, UK

Logistic and Fullfilment - Whisky (and wine) administrator

Stilnovisti Ltd
London, United Kingdom // Dufftown, Keith, United Kingdom

Account Manager

Harviestoun Brewery
Field Based, UK

Buyer - Spain & South America

London, UK

Events Sales Manager

Field based - London or surrounding area


5th Nov 2018

Exploring Beaujolais Wines Across The Years & Appellations

Manchester,United Kingdom
6th Nov 2018

Pink Rosé Festival

7th Feb 2019
Click to view more

Rioja Masters 2018

Deadline : 26th October 2018

The Global Pinot Noir Masters 2019

Deadline : 1st November 2018

Click to view more

The Global Sparkling Masters 2018

As with all of the drinks business awards, our judging panel is comprised of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers making the competition globally renowned.

Champagne Masters 2018

Enter your wines into the Champagne Masters 2018, the only blind competition dedicated to Champagne in the UK.

Click to view more