Ruinart's Pop-Up Hotel Opens For 10 Nights

From Thursday 4 July until Sunday 14 July 2019, Ruinart will re-open the doors to its ephemeral one-bedroom Hotel 1729, in Notting Hill.

Tableware inspired by a historic painting

Curated by British designer Jonathan Anderson, Creative Director and Founder of JW Anderson and Creative Director of LOEWE, Hotel 1729 is a pop-up experience in a private residence. It builds on last year's Hotel 1729, located in a Primrose Hill-based home curated by Tom Hingston. The one-bedroom concept revolves around Ruinart’s use of the rare Chardonnay grape and pioneering firsts - from the first established house to the first Crayères and Rosé Champagne. The hotel was named after the year in which Ruinart was established, 1729.

“Ruinart has such history, it's a commonality we share,” says Anderson.

Inside the transformed townhouse, Anderson’s imagination - inspired by a recent visit to Ruinart - will nod to the Maison’s relationship with the art world. Guests will be personally hosted by Ruinart’s Maître D’, Olivier Livoir - relocated from Champagne.

Jonathan Anderson
The dining experience will be a focal point of Hotel 1729, with dinner for up to 8 guests that will delve into Ruinart’s history as the first established champagne house to recreate ‘Le Déjeuner d’Huîtres’, The Oyster Lunch, a painting by Jean-François de Troy.
This painting is considered as the first appearance of a Champagne bottle in art history, and depicts an opulent gathering in 1735. Through a modern iteration, each guest will have a personalised 18th Century glass and plate ware setting hand-selected by Anderson and sourced from across the world. From 18th Century to today, striking and elegant glass creations throughout the ages showcase the evolution of enjoying Champagne. Guests will be sipping from ancient glasses and eating from Delft plates crafted in the same Century in which Ruinart was established whilst immersed in a strikingly contemporary and artistic setting.
‘Le Déjeuner d’Huîtres’, The Oyster Lunch,' inspired the Ruinart pop-up

“When I went to the Ruinart Maison I was impressed by the rich history of the house. They showed me this incredible painting that is one of the first depictions of people drinking champagne. I was inspired and thought, how fun would it be to kind of recreate that painting but in a contemporary setting. So we found all these amazing ceramics and glassware from the same era as the painting. I love the idea of using the antique plates and glass rather than buy something new; it’s a bit like conscious luxury,” comments Anderson.

Cooking for guests will be Chef Luke Selby, who, having accompanied Jonathan Anderson on his recent visit to Champagne will take a residency at Hotel 1729. Selby's menu is matched to Ruinart cuvées to bring the experience back to the current day with simple, organic ingredients. Having worked under Ollie Dabbous at HIDE and previously in Tokyo, Selby’s imaginative approach to cooking will come to life in front of guests of Hotel 1729.

Luke Selby

Beyond the dining room, Anderson will evoke Ruinart’s philosophy of ‘vivre est un art’ with guests having the opportunity to discover incredible art pieces from Anderson’s personal collection.

The Hotel 1729 is open for one-night-only stays from Thursday 4 July until Sunday 14 July 2019. Hotel 1729 offers the opportunity for a maximum of two guests to stay for one night at the hotel. Chauffeur transfers in partnership with BMW, a one-night stay, dinner, breakfast and a selection of Ruinart Cuvées for two people is priced at £1200.


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