Five-star Hôtel Chais Monnet in the historic city of Cognac first opened its doors in autumn 2018, and is fast becoming a fashionable destination for discerning travellers looking for an alternative experience to that found in neighbouring Bordeaux. Originally built in the 19th century, Hôtel Chais Monnet has been lovingly restored by architect Didier Poignant to transform this former trading house into a majestic, five-star getaway, combining traditional architecture with cutting edge contemporary design. Standing among some of the area’s most beautiful cognac houses, Hôtel Chais Monnet is a haven of relaxation, with a range of elegant guest rooms and suites decorated in cool tones and soft fabrics.
The hotel takes pride in offering guests unique dining experiences, showcasing the best of regional French cuisine. The fine-dining restaurant Les Foudres is set among ancient cognac barrels in the building’s historic Chais, whilst La Distillerie offers a more relaxed dining experience centered around seasonal cuisine and using locally sourced produce. Located in Maison Monnet’s former cooperage, the hotel’s jazz bar Le 1838 is the city’s largest cognac bar and is an aficionado’s playground. Boasting around 400 different cognacs from more than 40 producers, the bar offers some of the world’s best-known brands, such as Hennessy, Rémy Martin, Martell, Courvoisier, as well as lesser-known, small-batch cognacs. If brandy doesn’t tickle your taste buds, why not sip on a bespoke cocktail, a glass of bubbly or choose from a wide selection of other spirits whilst enjoying some live music.
The hotel’s extensive spa and wellness facilities, includes a 25-metre indoor and outdoor pool, jacuzzi, hammam, and sauna, make it the ideal location for a peaceful retreat. After a long day exploring the delights of Cognac, enjoy some well-earned R&R and choose from a range of treatments using products from award-winning French brand, CODAGE.
In homage to the hotel’s surroundings, guests can also choose from regional spa treatments incorporating local salt and grape seeds for a 360-degree Cognac experience. Ensuring guests experience all that Cognac has to offer, the Chais Monnet team have assembled a series of bespoke experiences to provide memorable moments throughout every stay. So, whether you choose to drive the hotel’s Citroen 2CVs or Jaguars to discover hidden corners of the region; head to the one of the local distilleries for a cognac tasting or private tour; or immerse yourself in the local art scene at the Fondation d’entreprise Martell, there’s something for everyone. To mark its ongoing success, Hôtel Chais Monnet is delighted to have appointed Grifco PR as its UK PR agency.