After opening its doors to the public only two years ago, Villa René Lalique located in Wingen-sur-Moder, France has earned a coveted five-star rating from Atout France, an elite hotel ranking system. Adding to its already extensive list of accolades, the remarkable five-star honor stands as a testament to its luxurious nature.
The Villa was originally designed by René Lalique, the notable Frenchman who began the famed glassmaker brand Lalique, an iconic brand that’s synonymous with luxury till this very day. Constructed in 1920, the Villa was brought back to life in 2008 with the help of Silvio denz, who currently resides as the Chairman and CEO of Lalique.
“We are extremely proud of this ranking that places Villa René Lalique in the highest category of excellence and recognizes the savoir-faire, know-how and passion of our teams,” said Denz in a press release.
Villa René Lalique boasts six beautiful, elegant suites, giving guests an intimate setting to relax, enjoy fine dining and take in its serene surroundings. International interior designers Lady Tina Green and Pietro Mingarelli envisioned a sleek, chic setting. From inception to completion, the duo carefully curated the decor, making all six areas unique.
Each room represents an iconic moment in Lalique’s history, which lends an even more outstanding story to each room. Suites include the Rose, Dahlia, Dragon, Masque de Femme, Hirondelles and Zelia, which was named after Lalique’s granddaughter.
The decor is not the only aspect which makes Villa René Lalique so grand, however. A Michelin star-rated restaurant is also located on the premise, adding to the Villa’s lavish persona. The restaurant is overseen by Chef Jean-Georges Klein and offers guests an incredible menu filled with delectable dishes such as tenderloin of Bourbonnais lamb, potato and truffle cappuccinos, roasted pigeon and veal fillet in a black crust, just to name a few options.
Attached to the restaurant is an extensive wine cellar filled with more than 60,000 bottles of fanciful wines. The Villa’s collection includes numerous bottles originating from Alsace, Bordeaux region, Spain and Italy. Even Silvio Denz has lent some bottles curated at his estate. The vast collection is monitored by the Villa’s sommelier Roman Iltis, who recently received the accolade Meilleur Ouvrier de France in 2015.
While the premise is a luxury within itself, the surrounding area also lends unique aspects to the Villa. Guests who vacation at Villa René Lalique will be in close proximity to the Lalique Museum, golf at Chateau Hochberg, Chateau de Lichtenberg and the town of Strasbourg. A scenery that is surely a must-see on any traveler’s destination list.
For more information or to book your stay at Villa René Lalique, please visit: VillaReneLalique.com.
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