Located in the Bordeaux wine region, the fully refurbished La Maison d’Estournel has reopened as a 14-key luxury boutique hotel. The hotel is owned by Michel Reybier, who also operates the La Réserve hotels.
The centuries-old property was once home to Louis Gaspard d’Estournel, formerly known as the Maharajah of Saint-Estéphe due to running a business exporting and selling wines from India.
The chateau’s history is reflected in the hotel’s décor, including sandstone pagodas, a gateway carved with grapes and flowers that have been transported from a sultan’s palace in Zanzibar, and stone elephants that guard the cellars.
Interior design is clearly by Alex Michaelis, the man behind Soho House with rooms decked out with velvet furniture, dark floorboards, and freestanding bath tubs. Other facilities comprise a tasting room, library, and restaurant, all within the hotel and set upon five acres of vineyards. Outdoor activities include golf, fishing, and bike excursions.
From: Boutique Hotel News