A new LALIQUE hotel and restaurant is preparing to open its doors at Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, initiated by Silvio Denz, Chairman and CEO of Laliqueand headed by David Bolzan, Managing Director of Vignobles Silvio Denz, will be officially inaugurated on June 23, 2018.
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey is a very old wine-producing estate of 36 hectares situated in the heart of the Sauternes region, on high ground just outside the village of Bommes. Long months of renovation are transforming the château into a top-class hotel and restaurant. The Lafaurie-Peyraguey vineyard is situated at the heart of the great terroirs of Sauternes, on a high terrace with gravelly soil, 70 metres above sea level, next to the legendary Château d’Yquem. Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey was soon regarded as one of the region’s finest architectural gems from its viticultural tradition, the pride of its first proprietor, Sieur Peyraguey in 1618.
A luxury hotel and a gourmet restaurant have been redesigned by interior designers Lady Tina Green and Pietro Mingarelli. Already well known for their Lalique Maison collection and the Villa René Lalique project (five-star hotel and gourmet restaurant with two Michelin stars, a member of the Relais & Châteaux collection), the two designers created a “country chic” style, inspired by the theme of wine. The highly-anticipated hotel will feature ten rooms and three suites.
The result is a new interpretation of Lalique interior design, imbued with the character of the site and the history of the château, with new materials and colours adopted from the Sauternes countryside. The incrustations of Lalique crystal are part of an interplay of elegance and simplicity that blends luminosity and gentle living. As Silvio Denz explains, this latest LALIQUE hotel, managed by Christophe Noulibos, comprising ten rooms and three suites, is intended as a place “where four worlds – wine, crystal, gastronomy and hospitality come together.
With Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Silvio Denz aspires to the creation of high-end wine tourism in the Sauternes region. This new project will bring fresh momentum to the smallest Bordeaux appellation and attract a large number of visitors to this multi-facetted region, with the object of rekindling the love affair with the great wines of Sauternes.