Bubbles up! Booking.com shares 8 luxury hotel bars to celebrate Global Champagne Day
Whether you’re searching for the perfect place to raise a toast for a celebration or excited to travel once again, research from Booking.com shows that for more than a quarter of travelers (31%)* a hotel bar is one of the most important features of an enjoyable stay. To celebrate Global Champagne Day on the 21st October, Booking.com has delved into its more than 28 million listings in over 153,000 destinations around the world to compile a roundup of some of the world’s most luxurious and stylish hotel bars for travelers to enjoy a glass of bubbly as restrictions are lifted and it becomes safe and responsible to travel again. From intimate champagne rooms to stunning rooftop bars, there’s something for even the most discerning of champagne lovers.
New York is famed for its glitz and glamour, and it’s no surprise with opulent hotels like The Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York. When the mood for champagne takes you, you’ll find a custom-designed Baccarat crystal mini bar or, for something more bespoke, press the ‘beside button’ to order a vintage bottle of champagne without even having to leave your room. You can’t check out from the hotel without a visit to The Bar to enjoy a glass of champagne served in stunning Baccarat crystal, whilst you take in the elegance and glamour of this stunning hotel.
Located in the heart of the Champagne region, The Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa is a must stop for champagne lovers. Venture to La Bellevue bar where you’ll find a vast selection of champagne to sample beneath the crystal pendants or on the terrace, whilst taking in the breath-taking views of the region. For the ultimate wine retreat, request a visit to one of the many nearby wine cellars, embark on a Champagne tour to delve behind the scenes of the champagne houses and small producers, complete with tastings, or explore the vineyards on an electric bike.
With 62% of US travelers keen to experience something new or different when traveling, the Icehotel offers something slightly off beat for guests to enjoy; a one-of-a-kind experience to sip on champagne from glasses made purely from ice. Be amazed by the beautifully crafted sculptures all made from natural ice harvested from the Torne River. To ensure your Ice experience is kept fresh, the Ice Bar is redesigned every year to reignite the senses.
This capital city features a plethora of hotel bars, from quirky jaunts to exclusive classics. For the ultimate luxurious affair, look no further than The Connaught Mayfair which resides in London’s high end Mayfair area. The hotel offers two chic bars including an intimate champagne room hideaway furnished with dark wood, mirrored tables and plush leather seats. There’s a selection of 40 different champagnes on offer, including rare vintage bottles to make your experience here even more luxurious.
Hotel Unique is famed for two things - its exquisite and striking architecture and its rooftop bar, Skye, which boasts stunning panoramic views of São Paulo and Ibirapuera Park. Choose from a variety of champagne on offer whilst relaxing on the wooden deck or take a dip in the crimson red pool to cool off and unwind. It’s no surprise that this rooftop bar is often classed as world famous.
Situated in downtown Montreal, The Ritz-Carlton offers the best of both worlds, a modern feel with indulgences and influences of a past era. The Palm Court restaurant and bar is where you’ll find the exclusive and opulent prestige vintage champagne bar. Beautifully designed throughout with exquisite chandeliers, this bar is one-of-a-kind in Canada. Guests can choose from an array of champagnes from Rose to Brut, and can enjoy alongside a signature menu curated by the property's executive chef.
ANA InterContinental Tokyo is located in Tokyo’s Ark Hills and boasts twelve unique restaurants, bars and lounges. Head to the stylish Champagne Bar in the atrium lobby where you can feast on a free flow of dessert complete with champagne in a botanical garden-style area. If you fancy a day trip away to discover the city, embark on a day trip to Hakone with views of Mount Fuji, explore the national parks or learn the history of Japan at one of the plethora of museums.
Nestled in the historic Rocks area, the Shangri-La Sydney offers guests spectacular 360 views of the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Enjoy uninterrupted views of Sydney’s skyline from the Blu Bar on floor 36, whilst you enjoy a variety of champagne options or request one of their creative cocktails for something unique. Step out for the evening and celebrate in style on a Panache Showboat Dinner Cruise to see the city’s sights whilst enjoying an evening of cabaret and fine dining.
For those travelers excited to experience sipping on a glass of champagne in a luxurious hotel bar, Booking.com is sharing Getaway Deals for travelers to use when booking their next getaway, as it becomes safe to do so. Discounts start at 15 percent and are valid for stays before January 4, 2022. In addition, Booking.com is bringing the great value of its Genius program to even more customers by giving all account holders access to the program’s Level 1 benefits, with no minimum number of previous bookings to qualify, including access to exclusive 10% discounts at hundreds of thousands of participating properties around the world. All travelers have to do is download the Booking.com app, log in and look for the Genius logo to identify associated benefits, discounts and perks.
*Research commissioned by Booking.com and independently conducted among a sample of 47,728 respondents across 28 markets (1,997 from USA, 1,987 from Canada, 1,999 from Mexico, 2,003 from Colombia, 1,996 from Brazil, 2,002 from Argentina, 1,994 from Australia, 985 from New Zealand, 1,993 from Spain, 1,993 from Italy, 1,993 from France, 1,984 from UK, 1,989 from Germany, 1,977 from Netherlands, 983 from Denmark, 986 from Sweden, 998 from Croatia, 1,997 from Russia, 999 from Israel, 1,997 from India, 1,992 from China, 991 from Hong Kong, 1,991 from Thailand, 1,977 from Singapore, 998 from Taiwan, 953 from Vietnam, 1,990 from South Korea, 1,987 from Japan). In order to participate in this survey, respondents had to be 18 years of age or older, had to have traveled at least once in the past 12 months and be either the primary decision maker or involved in the decision making of their travel. The survey was taken online and took place in November 2020.