Discover the joys of France’s Champagne region from the comfort of its first five-star hotel. Words by Selma Day.
The Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa is a stunning country retreat and the ideal base for exploring the region while enjoying a little rest and relaxation.
Opened just last year, the hotel overlooks the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Champagne wine region and some of the world’s finest vineyards.
The focus at this 47-room and suite hotel is on well-being with a little hedonism thrown in for good measure.
So champagne is, of course, on offer, alongside Michelin-starred food courtesy of chef Jean-Denis Rieubland at Le Royal Restaurant.
The luxurious spa consists of nine treatment rooms, plus state-of-the-art fitness facilities and relaxation lounges.
There is also a wood-lined yoga studio; eucalyptus-infused sauna; manicure and pedicure stations and a mosaic-tiled hammam.
Completing the experience are two temperature-controlled swimming pools – one indoor, one outdoor. They are lined with chaise-longues and there are staff on hand to serve you invigorating juice blends.
The spa, which offers guests holistic therapies in partnership with Biologique Recherche and French brand KOS, has recently launched bespoke immersive programmes.
They give the word “relaxation” a whole new meaning.
De-tox and de-stress
“Let Me Detox” is ideal for those looking for a complete body cleanse. It uses treatments aimed at combating overindulgence and the effects of pollution on the body.
“Let Me De-stress” helps travellers to disconnect from their daily lives and reconnect with themselves.
Meanwhile, “Let Me Re-Energise” is perfect for anyone seeking to stimulate and reactivate the body as well as combat jet lag.
All these experiences include a trip to an innovative, bio dynamic champagne cellar. Here you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the production process – well you are in Champagne, after all.
Spa packages cost approx. £421 for one person and approx. £342 for the second participant.
Rates at the Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa start from approx. £303 per night, B&B.
For more details, visit their website: royalchampagne.com