Lalique Group SA company that creates, develops, markets, and distributes luxury goods worldwide, announced today the acquisition of the Château Lafaurie- Peyraguey hotel and restaurant in the Bordeaux region, which has been operating under the Lalique brand on a licensing basis since 2018.
In addition, at the end of July, the Lalique Group will open the new The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant in Scotland.As a result, the Group is further diversifying its hospitality business, which now includes four exclusive establishments that embody the Lalique world and help to promote the Lalique brand.
The five-star Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey hotel and restaurant opened in June 2018 and has since been licensed to use the Lalique brand. The château, which is over 400 years old, has three suites and ten guest bedrooms, as well as a Michelin-starred restaurant that can seat 40 diners, and a recently opened summer terrace in the courtyard that can seat up to 70 guests. The château/restaurant is managed by Michelin-starred chef Jérôme Schilling, who was previously executive chef at the Group’s Villa René Lalique. The hotel, which is also a ‘Relais & Châteaux’ establishment, is furnished and decorated in the Lalique style. Located less than 40 kilometres from Bordeaux, the château – whose Sauternes wine has been classified as a Premier Grand Cru Classé since 1855 – has a wine cellar and a Lalique boutique, attracting visitors from all over the world year after year.
Roger von der Weid, CEO of Lalique Group, stated: “We are pleased that Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey hotel and restaurant now belongs to our Group and welcome its employees to Lalique Group. We look forward to make this château – an impressive symbol of the world of Lalique in the beautiful Bordeaux region – even more successful and renowned. We plan to make greater use of joint initiatives with the Group’s other gastronomic establishments, especially in the areas of marketing and communications.”
New Lalique gourmet restaurant in Scotland
As previously announced, The Glenturret – Scotland’s oldest working distillery for single malt whisky – will feature a new Lalique gourmet restaurant. Headed by star chef Mark Donald, the new restaurant will open on 28 July 2021. It promises a unique gastronomic experience on five evenings per week. Visitors to the popular visitor centre at The Glenturret, which has also been renovated in the Lalique style, will be served afternoon tea in the elegant salon or can enjoy an exquisite lunch in the Lalique Bar.
The Group thus now has four gastronomic establishments: Villa René Lalique and Château Hochberg in Wingen-sur-Moder, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey in Bordeaux, and The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant in Crieff, Scotland. Having had to close last year and this year due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Group’s hotel and gastronomic establishments have now reopened and continue to comply with the current protective measures.
Roger von der Weid stated: “With our restaurants and hotels, we want to offer our guests locations where they can experience the Lalique lifestyle and immerse themselves in the world of crystal, gastronomy and hospitality. Our establishments are an excellent brand ambassador for us, through which we can further raise the profile of Lalique.”