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Château de la Resle: A New Design Hotel

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Perched atop a hill in the famed wine making region of Burgundy, the newly opened Château de la Resle is the result of the meticulous renovation of an authentic French country estate. The structures that now make up the unique boutique hotel / mini resort were built over the course of two centuries from the 1600s to the 1800s and were recently brought up to 21st century standards by Dutchmen Johan Bouman and Pieter Franssens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Château is open from March 15th through November 15th and comes complete with its own small spa, heated pool, and part-time restaurant. Come 2014, the château’s gourmet ‘Table d’Hôtes’ will be open three days a week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings to those who make reservations a week in advance. The fantastic kitchen is designed by The Netherlands based Roderick Vos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The domed glass ‘Breakfast Buffet’ is by The Netherlands based design studio De Intuïtiefabriek.

 

 

 

This two level guest suite is located in what was once an old farmhouse. ‘Water Portrait’ is by The Netherlands based photographer, Alex Ten Napel. The spiral staircase was made by a craftsman in Venice.

 

 

 

 

At the top of the spiral staircase lies a rain shower, tub, washbasin, toilet and bidet collection designed by Patricia Urquiola for the Italian brand Agape.

 

 

 

 

 

Renovating the château and populating it with a unique collection of art and design has inspired hoteliers Johan and Pieter to create their own design label, “Château de la Resle”. They have already invited artists and designers (whose work can be seen throughout the hotel) to create exclusive items for the Chateau – and come the end of this year, guests will be able to make a bit of the chateau’s ambiance their own, with pieces from the soon-to-launch shop. Voilà!

 

Photos: Château de la Resle, Roderick Vos

 

 

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