If you were going to be travelling during our New Zealand winter in Auckland, Queenstown or Taupo then we have the perfect place to crash and freshen up. Hilton Hotels & Resorts are bringing a world-first experience to a limited number of guests, creating bespoke rooms inspired by Veuve Clicquot’s famous Hotel du Marc in Reims, Champagne.
Hôtel du Marc is an invitation only hotel in Reims, France. The epitome of the French ‘art de vivre’, the rooms are reserved for honoured visitors who come from the four corners of the world to discover the wines and history of the Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin House.
Working closely with NZ interior stylist Michelle Halford of The Design Chaser, a unique ‘Hotel du Marc’ room will be curated and made available at each of Hilton Hotel & Resorts in NZ, for the months of July and August that you can book from today and enjoy. Each room will capture the essence of the French space including a few ‘Clicquot twists’ and surprises for guests to discover.
In conjunction with their stay, guests will also be treated to champagne on arrival and the option to book a delicious food and champagne dining experience.
The Madame Clicquot Room at Hilton Auckland, the Ponsardin Suite at Hilton Lake Taupo, and the La Grande Dame Room at Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa include accommodations for two adults, complimentary breakfast and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot on arrival. The packages may be booked between Tuesday, 6 June and Friday, 25 August for stays occurring through Wednesday, 5 July and Sunday, 27 August, based on availability.
Guests will enjoy a mix of old world sophistication and modern décor, and the rooms will be expertly designed by interior stylist Michelle Halford of The Design Chaser. “I’m delighted to bring to life this innovative and exciting concept on behalf of Hilton Hotels & Resorts,” said Halford. “Hôtel du Marc is a beautiful and eclectic building and I’m excited to help Hilton Hotels & Resorts reinvent this here in New Zealand.”
A unique food and champagne pairing will also be available for purchase at each of the hotels throughout July and August. At Hilton Lake Taupo’s Bistro Lago, an Over the Moon cheeseboard matched with Veuve Clicquot NV will be on offer while at Hilton Queenstown, a three-course menu matched with Veuve Clicquot NV will be available from the Wakatipu Grill along with a flute and facial promotion at the hotel’s eforea spa.
Guests at Hilton Auckland can enjoy a specially created Beurre Bosc Pear Sorbet matched with Veuve Clicquot NV at FISH Restaurant.