Love restful vacations, vintage wines and fine crystal? We have good news for you. Lalique’s crystal crafts have a new home at Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey hotel in the vineyards of France’s Sauternes region.
To celebrate the Premier Grand Cru Classé vineyard’s 400th anniversary, Lalique transformed the historic building into a charming stopover for wine-lovers.
“I want to make staying at our hotel a truly memorable experience, sharing our unique heritage and evoking the emotions created by a Premier Cru Classé,” says Lalique’s chairman Silvio Denz.
The hotel, which opened on June 23, consists of three suites, 10 rooms, a crystal-filled haute cuisine restaurant, a relaxing lounge, four underground cellars with a heritage of 350,000 bottles of wines, and an intricately decorated chapel.
Inspired by the vine, Lalique’s finely polished crystal work subtly adorns the entire château. The restaurant has a ceiling decorated with 120 Champs-Elysées leaves in gleaming gold crystal, and crystal pieces are set in bed frames, bedside tables and sofas in the hotel rooms.
The rooms feature the region’s natural unpolished oak, paired with the colours of wine. The history of Sauternes, Bordeaux wines, the vineyards and founder René Lalique are displayed in a library in the middle of the hotel.