Plan a French Escape at the Hilton

Veuve Clicquot and Hilton Hotels are offering a Hotel du Marc-inspired experience this winter

Over July and August, a room at each of New Zealand's three Hilton Hotels will be transformed. The inspiration is the exclusive Hotel du Marc in Reims, France (pictured), which was once the home of Madame Clicquot of the famed champagne house. Pictures / Supplied

Who wouldn't fancy a French getaway this winter? If you can't make it to Europe, an excellent alternative is booking into a Hotel du Marc-inspired room at one of New Zealand’s three Hilton Hotels & Resorts, available during July and August.

The premium hotel chain has paired with luxury champagne house Veuve Clicquot to fit-out one room per property in the style of the invitation-only hotel in Reims, France, which was originally the glamorous Maison of Madame Clicquot herself. Only honoured visitors to Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin can stay there.

The room designs are the work of interior stylist Michelle Halford of The Design Chaser, who will combine a mix of “old world sophistication and modern decor” to capture the feel of the French property.

Guests booking into the Madame Clicquot Room at Hilton Auckland, the Ponsardin Suite at Hilton Lake Taupo and the La Grande Dame Room at Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa will receive a bottle of Veuve on arrival, and complimentary breakfast. A food and champagne pairing will also be available in the hotel restaurants, think a specially created beurre bosc pear sorbet matched with Veuve Clicquot NV at Fish Restaurant at Hilton Auckland. The eforea spa at the Queenstown hotel is offering a flute and facial promotion, and there will be "Clicquot twists" and surpises for guests. 

Available until August 25 for stays from July 5 to August 27. For reservations, visit

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