Best of the Best 2016: Journeys | Resorts: Villa René Lalique
Lalique has turned company founder René Lalique’s 1920s Alsatian villa into a one-of-a-kind rural retreat that is all about luxurious details. The six suites are shimmering jewel boxes outfitted with custom Lalique crystal designs and Lalique Maison furnishings. Adding a touch of modernity, the Swiss architect Mario Botta has erected a sandstone-and-glass home for the resort’s dining room, where chef Jean-Georges Klein has already earned two Michelin stars.
- Lalique founder René Lalique built the country villa in the early 20th century in the village of Wingen-sur-Moder, near Strasbourg.
- The resort’s wine cellar—adorned with a crystal installation by Damien Hirst in collaboration with Lalique—houses more than 20,000 bottles.
- In the lounge, cocktails are complemented by signature Femme Ailée armchairs and custom crystal carafes.
- Guests of Villa René Lalique are minutes from the Musée Lalique, whose collection includes more than 600 pieces of jewelry, glasswork, and crystal.
Villa René Lalique, villarenelalique.com ($390–$1,365)