Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa, Champillon, Epernay, France


The newly-refurbished Michelin starred Royal Champagne Hotel overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage listed vineyards of France’s Champagne region, is a former post-house where French kings would stop along their way to coronations in Reims.  The Condé Nast Traveller Top Resort in Europe 2020 winner, comprises a modernist wing and a restored 19th-century Coach Inn and has a refined, fresh, elegant and restorative personality, with interiors by celebrated designer Sybille de Margerie.

dpa worked closely with the French landscape architect’s AC&T Paysages & Territoires to develop an exterior landscape lighting strategy to compliment the modern Parisian styled landscape, with linear planting set within sinuous planting beds.  The lighting design was knitted into the fabric of the exterior and included a slender timber post with integrated downlight, to provide rhythm and articulation to the circulation.

Owner: Provital
Architects: PACE
Landscape Architect:  AC&T Paysages & Territoires
Interior Design: Sybille de Margerie
Project Manager:  Ramsey Krause Ltd / MACE
Photography:  Courtesy of Royal Champagne