Step inside Chateau de Saran, a meticulously restored 18th-century masterpiece that operates as an invitation-only hotel.
Listen, sparkling wine can come from anywhere, but Champagne with a capital ‘C’ can only come from the best of the best – Champagne in the northeast of France. In a region where 75 000 vine-laden acres are produced, more than 200 million bottles of clinking bubbly each year – scream luxury.
One of the best brands exemplified by businesses such as LVMH, the uber-luxury umbrella company behind Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Bulgari, has another big hitter in its portfolio that is taking the hotel industry by storm. Meet Moet & Chandon’s Chateau de Saran, the creme-de-la-creme of exclusivity.
In 2019, Moet & Chandon unveiled its majestically-restored Chateau de Saran, an architectural jewel in the lush landscape of Champagne.
The brand ambassador Roger Federer was joined by Hollywood stars like Natalie Portman, Uma Thurman, Kate Moss, Douglas Booth, and Derek Blasberg during its 150th anniversary.
This is nothing new for the iconic home in Vive La France. For years the chateau has entertained close friends of the Maison, celebrities, politicians and royalty, including our Queen Mother. Run partly like a five-star hotel and partly like a grand family’s mansion; it’s probably the closest I will ever come to feeling like the lady of the manor.
But not everyone is invited.
It would help if you were seen as an “honoured of the house”. So a celebrity ambassador could get the call, as could a wealthy businessman for whom $2 million yearly on wines is still not enough.
Naturally, you will be escorted inside to witness themes like “America” and “Roaring Twenties.” Guests can experience the complete Moet & Chandon walk-through. Tour the 28km-stretch of cellars to its three grand salons, 11 large bedrooms, suites and a breakfast room that drips in classic French luxury.
Nowadays, luxury brands intend on keeping their wealthiest customers dripping with A-list star rarity in a mansion estate.
You could be lucky enough to experience the pyramid glasses of Moet & Chandon champagne by the glass, bottle or Magnum, including the legacy Grand Vintage Collection. The project is the culmination of years of work, and another example of Moet’s exceptional experiences, except closer to home.