Hôtel du Marc — Reims, France
This neo-classical chateau in Reims has been in the Clicquot family (the Veuve Clicquots, that is) since its construction in 1840. Now a hotel overseen by luxury group LVMH, Hôtel du Marc was given a recent facelift by Bruno Moinard’s 4BI, designer of Cartier boutiques and Julius Baer private banks worldwide. Moinard appointed the five-room mansion with rich, modern elements - a smoky-crystal chandelier, custom Murano-glass doorknobs, alabaster suspensions, gold-leaf inlays on graphic folding-screens - which, when combined with the hotel’s original furniture, give it a theatrical yet entirely fresh look. The designer also curated a contemporary collection of artworks. A garden kiosk was designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana out of champagne vines. Pablo Reinoso offered his sinuous spaghetti bench. Mathieu Lehanneur contributed his ‘Once Upon a Dream’ daybed. The finished product is a lesson in French elegance.