Book it now: Ruinart at Hotel 1729, London
by Zoe Dickens
Between Ascot, Wimbledon, the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition and the Masterpiece art fair, London is well and truly the place to be for the international jet set right now. Of course, if you’re in town for one of these events before heading to the Med for the summer season, you’re going to need somewhere to stay – and Ruinart has the perfect suggestion.
The storied champagne house has created Hotel 1729, located in Primrose Hill, to offer a limited series of one-night stays that are as much sensory experience as they are restful night’s sleep. Ruinart has worked with designer Tom Hingston to create the unique one-bedroom hotel which has a series of spaces inspired by the brand’s artistic values and designed to help guests discover the world of Ruinart in an unusual and memorable way.
During their stay guests will be hosted by Maître d’Hospitalité Olivier Livoir who will be taking a rare break from his work at Maison Ruinart in Reims to share his expertise with guests at Hotel 1729. Livoir will guide guests through a series of tastings, explaining the story and provenance behind each wine, recounting tales of the maison’s history and examining the reasons behind Ruinart’s dedication to the Chardonnay grape.
The tasting will also be accompanied by a series of fine dining dishes created by Danish chef Bo Lindegaard, founder of Copenhagen-based private dining specialist I’m A Kombo, designed to pair with the champagne to create an intriguing and imaginative culinary experience.
Ruinart at Hotel 1729 will be open from June 30 – July 10 with stays limited to one night only. Prices start from £850 for an overnight stay for two with dining experience and breakfast or £1,250 to invite four additional evening guests for the dining experience. Reservation at clos19.com.