The taste of the stars: 5 luxury destinations for champagne lovers

"Come quickly, I drink stars", Dom Pierre Perignon – the inventor of champagne – is said to have shouted when he tasted the very first of the noble sparkling wine. To this day, the fascination that the sparkling wine exudes remains unbroken: Champagne symbolizes an attitude to life and crowns special experiences. We present five exceptional hotels where champagne lovers will get their money's worth.

1. Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa, France

The Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa is located where French sparkling wine was born: in the heart of the Champagne region. It is the first contemporary five-star resort in the region and, thanks to its slightly elevated position, offers outstanding views over the vineyards from all rooms. In the immediate vicinity are the two towns of Champillon and Hautvillers. Both are famous for the champagne brand Dom Perignon. Guests there have the opportunity to take part in exclusive exploratory tours to the champagne houses and get to know the estates during private tastings with the champagne producers, during the grape harvest and on personal guided tours.

2. Schlosshotel Fiss, Austria

One of the most exclusive hotel addresses in the Tyrolean Alps is located in the small village of Fiss. From 21. up to 28. March 2020 the castle hotel of the same name invites to the champagne week. Here the hotel welcomes its guests with a bottle of excellent champagne of its own house brand with macarons and a bowl of sweet strawberries. Even before and after the champagne week, the Schlosshotel Fiss impresses with contemporary elegance and a bar that offers numerous exclusive varieties of champagne.

3. El Gouna, Egypt

The picturesque resort of El Gouna on the Red Sea is home to some of the most exclusive hotel resorts in the land of the Pharaohs and sources its sparkling wine from the fertile Nile Valley. The Egyptian wine region proves that excellent sparkling wine does not necessarily have to come from Champagne. The Kouroum of the Nile winery draws on thousands of years of winemaking tradition and has perfected the fine art in its winery. Guests at these hotels in El Gouna will immediately enjoy the exclusive Egyptian champagne alternative.

4. Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, USA

In extravagant Las Vegas, fine champagne comes out of the vending machine. At the Waldorf Astoria, guests are spoiled for choice: Both the Twist restaurant, which is run by French star chef Pierre Gagnaire, the tea bar and the Skybar serve French sparkling wine. In addition, a vending machine offers custom-made small bottles of champagne around the clock. Even for glittering Las Vegas, such a vending machine is an unusual attraction.

5. Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg, Germany

The hunting lodge Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg near Cologne dates back to the early 18th century. Century and is today a five-star domicile. Every Sunday and public holiday, the in-house restaurant Jan Wellem hosts a champagne brunch with attractive live cooking stations and culinary delights. Homemade pasta variations, lobster salad, homemade bread, waffles and liquid chocolate from the fountain are just a few of the many delicacies on offer. As a crowning touch, there will of course be champagne "A discretion".

Sipping Champagne with LUXURY DREAMS

Lifestyle and luxury tour operator LUXURY DREAMS regularly invites guests to its flagship store in Berlin for the Champagne Salon. The champagne served is Pol Roger, which was already one of Winston Churchill's favorites and was uncorked at the royal wedding of Kate and William in 2011. On 22. February, the exclusive event will take place for the first time in the elegant tower suite of the design and boutique hotel ANNA in Munich.

In the future, the Champagne Salon of LUXURY DREAMS will go on tour to provide exceptional afternoons of good conversation and excellent sparkling wine at the most beautiful hotels in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Photos: Unsplash/Sylvie, Rabensteiner, Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg, Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas