The COMO Group will open the doors to its maiden property in France next week, when COMO Le Montrachet welcomes guests from 15 April 2023. Situated in the heart of Burgundy, one of the world’s most prestigious wine regions, the hotel is a celebration of French gastronomy, hospitality and style.
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.
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For this project, the COMO Group 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 will reopen on 6 April 2023 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 seventeen 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 the 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,” says Olivier Jolivet, CEO of COMO.
COMO Le Montrachet is a 1.5-hour drive from Lyon or a 40-minute drive from the private airport of Dijon. From Paris, the hotel is a 3-hour drive or is a 1.5-hour train ride by the high-speed TGV train to Le Creusot.
Pre-opening rates at COMO Le Montrachet start from €425 for bookings made before 30 May 2023.