Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa
What it is
A sleek 47-room retreat overlooking a panorama of the rolling Champagne vineyards, with a Michelin-starred restaurant and high-tech yet holistic spa.
What it isn't
Just about bubbly. Experiences curated by the staffers here include cycling via electric bike through the country villages, guided jaunts via convertible through the UNESCO heritage region, hot air balloon rides, and so much more.
What we think
We’ll ‘cheers’ to this place: it is every bit as enchanting and luxurious as a bottle of Dom Perignon. All 47 guest rooms and suites are plush and pampering yet modern, with their floor to ceiling glass walls that peer out on the adjacent landscape, champagne-hued color palettes and thoughtful touches, including private terraces, travertine sinks, and gratis offerings from the stocked minibar. (Did we mention their expansive size: starting at a generous 474 square feet?). We adore the Marie-Louise Suite, with its warm, dare-we-say rosé -hued color palette, Diptyque toiletries and a separate living room within the 969 square foot floor plan. While you’re here, do not miss visiting the on-site Champagne cellar by guided tour, which is exactly as intoxifying as it sounds.
You're here because
The spa treatments include myBlend and Clarins Precious facial treatments that are practically guaranteed to take a decade off your face.
Perched under the gold-gilt ceiling in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Royal, you truly feel like a monarch. The menu would wow any French noble, as this dish before you—beef carpaccio with Sturia Ossetra caviar, parsnip and parmesan—will attest.
Restaurants & Bars
Le Royal - Michelin-starred multi-course tasting menus or a la carte meals crafted by Chef Paolo Boscaro paired with wines carefully selected by sommelier Philippe Marques
Le Bellevue - Chef Paolo Boscaro sources his produce and meat from locals and friends in the region, resulting in an ever-changing menu full of rich stories and intense flavors
Abysse Bar & Terrace - Cocktails, tapas and bar fare
A prime hilly perch over Champagne, less than two hours drive from Paris. Royal obsessives will want to stop in at Palais du Tau, 23 minutes away, to explore the castle built circa 1498.