A new resort is coming to France’s champagne region, just in case all that wine tasting gets a little too much. Le Mutigny Resort was led by architects Sanjit Manku and Patrick Jouin of Studio Jouin Manku, the designers of other properties such as Marrakech’s famous La Mamounia, who wanted to create a space inspired by the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside. Manku describes the property as a “mixture of deep, simple pleasures and sparkle.”
The project is divided into two blocks, one designed more for social interactions with abundant natural light and plenty of space to relax, while the other houses the guest rooms. From the outside, the buildings blend in as much as possible with their surroundings, with a limited and largely natural color palette allowing the structure to blend in with the greenery provided by the trees and vines.
The interior continues this theme; there are wood accents and leather benches, plus terra-cotta ceramics dotted throughout. The terrace and the solarium offer a view of the forest and the vineyards around the property, while the heated outdoor swimming pool and the deckchairs will allow you to relax after a hard day on the Champagne route.
The 101-room property has five Junior Suites and nine Standard Suites, with the best also overlooking the vineyards from their balconies. The resort’s restaurant emphasizes seasonality by using local ingredients.
The spa has a slightly different feel but is equally soothing, with blue slate floors and chalky white walls, perhaps a nod to the area’s famous terroir. Unsurprisingly, you will find there sauna, hammam and many treatment cabins, in case you had abused the day before…
Room rates start at $225 per night; suites start at $275 per night.
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