In the heart of the champagne vineyards
From Épernay station, beautifully winding roads lead the driver through the Montagne de Reims, past ancient villages nestled in the heart of the champagne vineyards. The historic landscapes of Hautvillers is where so many of the great French Champagne maisons began. Champillon is a town of just 500 souls that delivers breathtaking views of the Marne Valley. It is up here that you will first encounter the newly revitalized Royal Champagne Hotel & SPA. Along with a major upgrade of the historic building - once a coaching inn where the kings of France traditionally stopped en route to their coronation (and where, it is said, Napoleon passed more than once) - a newly-constructed building boldy houses the region’s only destination SPA. This modern amphitheater arcs elegantly to embrace panoramas of the entire Marne Valley, with stunning views from each of the 49 guest rooms and suites, as well as from every terrace and treatment room. The decor changes with the season, as do the menus at the gastronomic restaurant and bistro, both overseen by chef Jean-denis Rieubland. Seduced by the atypical challenges of a new five- star hotel in the middle of the vineyards, and the richness of the terroir of Champagne, the chef arrived to the region with a fresh take on his cooking. The SPA is nestled in a vast area of 1500 m² that allows the guests to take refuge in a bubble of wellbeing. The calm of the reception is accentuated by long mosaic fountains. The relaxation area with its cocoons of bamboo, the softness of its lighting and the vine leaves carved on the wall echo the surrounding landscape. In the treatment booths, the bubbles are omnipresent: they are embedded in the wood of the wall panels, in patterns on the suspensions and in the form of decorative sconces. The play of light surrounding the beautiful indoor pool and the view of the vineyard is breathtaking.what was once a humble coaching inn is now a grand hotel of more than 100,000 square feet, an architectural monument that is proudly influenced by Champagne’s landscape and convivial culture.