Villa René Lalique pays homage to the century-old heritage of the visionary artist of the same name. The Villa, built in 1920, was home to the founder and his family during their stays in Alsace. Under the direction of Swiss Silvio Denz, Chairman and CEO of Lalique, the legendary villa has reinvented itself by being transformed into the sumptuous setting of an ultra-sophisticated hotel with extravagant suites and a gourmet restaurant. The interior design by Lady Tina Green and Pietro Mingarelli, both in charge of the furniture and accessories of ‚Lalique Maison‘, lures the guests into a world of glass, art and the glamorous era of Art Deco.
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A truly enchanting place in the midst of the natural beauty of the Alsacian region, hidden in the woods, sheltered behind wrought-iron gates. The outer appearance of the Villa René Lalique was maintained whereas the interior was refurbished to the highest requirements of luxury and elegance. Nowadays, six stylish suites and a lounge are part of the historical estate.
The modern annexe has become a highlight in the art of glass and the art of cooking. Magnificent, light-flooded and full of glass objects – every detail is a feast of the senses culminating in the cuisine of two-star chef Jean-George Klein. Together with his chef Jérôme Schilling, sous-chef Michel Scheidler and his team he has composed set meals to provide an insight into his creative world. Also at his side ‚Meilleur Sommelier de France‘ Romain Iltis with whom he has meticulously evaluated the menu in order to find combinations of dishes and wines complementing each other to the fullest. Chef Pâtissier Nicolas Multon – following the credo of René Lalique – draws his inspiration from the flora and creates sweet magic to conclude your dinner.
Villa Rene Lalique is 5 hours to drive from Munich, 1 hour from Baden-Baden.