COMO primes for French debut
To create COMO Le Montrachet, COMO has sensitively reimagined Hotel le Montrachet, a 19th century ‘place du village’ inn located in the village of Puligny-Montrachet, Burgundy. The hotel is housed across three heritage buildings arranged around the charming village square which lies just steps from the legendary ‘Le Montrachet’ vineyard. Guests can choose from 30 individual rooms and suites.
What differentiates COMO as a global lifestyle brand is our ability to develop our brand presence in truly unique locations. This is the case with COMO Le Montrachet – Olivier Jolivet
For this project, the COMO Group has again collaborated with esteemed designer Paola Navone, who also designed COMO Castello del Nero in Tuscany. Navone’s redesign of COMO Le Montrachet is elegant in its translation of the ‘esprit du lieu’ and complemented by contemporary touches. The overall palette is inspired by the colours of the Burgundy countryside with custom-designed furnishings specially curated for the hotel.
Under the leadership of General Manager, Florian Bonnin, the hotel encompasses the best of COMO. In keeping with the gastronomic traditions of the area, Le Montrachet Restaurant reopened from April 6 with Executive Chef, Romain Versino overseeing the menu which will change with the seasons in order to best showcase the produce from local farmers and suppliers.
COMO Le Montrachet is an ideal getaway for oenophiles and wine connoisseurs. In addition to Montrachet, one of the most renowned vineyards in the world, four Grand Cru vineyards and 17 Premier Cru vineyards lie close to the hotel as well as the villages of Chassagne-Montrachet, Meursault, Volnay and Pommard. The hotel’s own sommelier, André Berthier, is available to take guests on private wine tastings and trips to local wineries. Guests can also enjoy wine tasting workshops where they will visit a vineyard to learn about the vines and enjoy wine samplings in the vineyards with the sommelier or vintner.
Burgundy also has much more to offer visitors than just fine wine and is a year-round destination. From cooking classes and bicycle tours to scenic hikes and hot air balloon rides over vineyards, the region has something for everyone. Highlights include the local Beaune jazz and classical music festival in July and August, the period “vendange” in mid-August where the grapes are harvested, and the vivid change of colours in the vines in both Spring and Autumn are sights to behold.
“What differentiates COMO as a global lifestyle brand is our ability to develop our brand presence in truly unique locations. This is the case with COMO Le Montrachet,” said Olivier Jolivet CEO of COMO.
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