- Hôtel Chais Monnet & Spa is a 5 star, luxury boutique retreat set in a converted cognac distillery on the banks of the River Charente, in the heart of Cognac, France. Sprawling over two hectares, Hôtel Chais Monnet has become one of the region’s landmarks.
- Architect Didier Poignant has worked to infuse this magnificent heritage site with new life, transforming it into a haven of tranquillity and uncompromising elegance. Member of The Leading Hotels of the World.
- Just a short walk away from the most prestigious cognac houses and the historic centre of this ancient town, our establishment offers you the perfect opportunity to create your own unforgettable memories.
- Divided among 4 buildings, guest rooms combine the understated glamour of classic French chic with 21st century amenities.
- Fine dining restaurant “Les Foudres” and the brasserie “La Distillerie” are run by Chef Sébastien Broda.
- A fabulous spa and wellness area includes a 25 metre indoor/outdoor pool, fitness room, jacuzzi, hammam and sauna, ideal for a peaceful retreat and a little well-earned hedonism.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Located on the banks of the Charente, next to the Parc François 1er, it extends over a vast grassed area the base Plein Air André Mermet. Free access, it offers parents and especially children many games and facilities, mini golf, accrolud, canoe rental.
The Church of Saint-Leger was built and modified over the course of several hundred years from the 12th century onward, which explains the mix of architectural styles. The facade is essentially in the original roman style and features a large rose window above an ornately carved entrance. Address: Rue Aristide Briand.
Cognac medieval “old town” is a region of narrow cobbled streets, hemmed in by attractive houses from the 15th to 18th centuries, and a multitude of brandy maturing warehouses along the riverside. A few of the older houses are half-timbered, while most are in the local white stone.
Lying on the banks of the Charente River, in the eastern Charente department of France, Jarnac is surrounded by a gently rolling landscape of vineyards and other farming activities. Jarnac is best known as being the birthplace of President François Mitterrand.
Several important Cognac houses are open to the public for brandy cellar visits and tastings.
The Museum of the Arts of Cognac will teach you everything about making and marketing the famous local version of brandy. Cognac enthusiasts will also want to visit the Saint Gobain glass-works, to see where the bottles for Cognac are made. Address: Les Remparts, Place de la Salle Verte;
A historic monument and birthplace of François I and part of French history, the Royal Château de Cognac dates to the 10th century.
The town of Saintes is in the south-east of Charente-Maritime department of western France between Royan and Cognac. It has been a busy town since Roman times, and perhaps existed as a Celtic town even before that.
Hôtel Chais Monnet is a converted cognac distillery on the banks of the River Charente, with butter-soft interiors in an oak-beamed mansion and a fine-dining restaurant in the barrel-lined cellar. There’s an ultra-modern edge too, though – architect Didier Poignant’s striking glass pavilion sits above the pool and spa, and there’s a rooftop garden beneath a lattice of iron girders. Hôtel Chais Monnet was developed from one of France’s most impressive industrial sites. Located in the very heart of the town and sprawling over a massive five acres, the Chais Monnet has since become one of the region’s landmarks. The architect, Didier Poignant, has worked to infuse this magnificent industrial heritage site with new life, transforming it into a haven of tranquility and uncompromising elegance.
Hôtel Chais Monnet offers a gourmet restaurant master-minded and headed by chef Sébastien Broad, a 100-seat brasserie, and a jazz bar. To cater to guests’ sweet tooth, the hotel has also opened a tearoom serving traditional afternoon tea complete with delicious French cakes and pastries. “A healthy mind in a healthy body,” as the saying goes: Hôtel Chais Monnet boasts an extensive wellness suite, comprised of a fitness room, spa, Jacuzzi, hammam, and sauna, ideal for a peaceful retreat and a little well-earned hedonism.
Hôtel Chais Monnet offers 92 guest rooms and suites. Choose from our elegant “Comfort” guest rooms, our spacious “Executive” rooms, our sophisticated junior and traditional suites, or for the ultimate luxury experience check-in to our sumptuous Presidential suite.
Comfort Guest Rooms
Our “Comfort” rooms offer a serene and elegant space with five-star luxury amenities including bathroom products by Fragonard and complimentary wifi.
Executive Guest Rooms
Our “Executive” guest rooms have been decorated with chic, contemporary furnishings and feature five-star luxury amenities including bathroom products by Fragonard and complimentary wifi.
Our Junior Suites are spacious and elegant, combining comfort with sleek design and cutting-edge technology. These suites are designed to accommodate up to three adults and feature five- star luxury amenities including bathroom products by Fragonard and complimentary wifi.
With its Suites, the Hotel Chais Monnet offers you a precious jewel, deep armchairs, wood, leather … every detail expresses the peace and luxury of the French. Equipped with a private lounge and a dressing room, our suites can accommodate your guests and your business meetings in all discretion. Some of the rooms have a terrace.
Jean Gabriel Monnet Suite
Spacious and stylish, the Jean Gabriel Monnet Suite is a private sanctuary covering 180 sq m, with its own kitchen, dining room and large reception room. Offering the ultimate in luxury hospitality, the suite includes butler service, ﬁve-star luxury amenities and access to a private treatment room where guests can enjoy spa therapies in a more intimate setting.
The gourmet restaurant Les Foudres and the brasserie La Distillerie are run by chef Sébastien Broda. Our jazz bar Le 1838 serves cognacs and cocktails, and Angélique Café offers a range of delicious desserts and french pastries. By working with local producers, our aim is to share the incredible variety of excellent local fresh produce and farm-to-table treats with our guests every day.
Our fine dining restaurant Les Foudres invites guests to discover our region’s flavours and the innovative cuisine of Executive Chef Sébastien Broda in the unique setting of a historic ‘Chais’, surrounded by ancient Cognac barrels.
Brasserie La Distillerie
When our chef Sébastien Broda imagined La Distillerie, his intention was to create a modern brasserie with a menu based on fresh, locally sourced produce and seasonal eating. Open 7 am to 10 pm daily, La Distillerie serves traditional cuisine with a modern twist in a relaxed and cosy atmosphere. And weekends are even more special: why not join us on Saturday night for a “table d’hôte”, with a set menu devised by our chef, or make our Sunday brunch your meal of the day?
Located in maison Monnet’s former cooperage with over 400 different cognacs from more than 40 producers, our jazz bar Le 1838 is a cognac aficionado’s heaven. We also have a large selection of spirits, champagnes and bespoke cocktails to choose from, and on weekends, guests can enjoy live music from local musicians.
Named after the regional wild herb Angelica, also known as Angel’s grass, Angélique Café serves delicious fresh cakes and pastries homemade by Hôtel Chais Monnet’s very own pastry chef Michael Durieux. Enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea in a relaxed setting with a choice of teas from Parisian brand ‘Le Parti du thé’ or with a cup of the hotel’s special blend coffee from La Rochelle- based coffee maker Merling.
The Chais Monnet Spa offers guests a soothing atmosphere in which to unwind and detox with five-star facilities including 4 treatment rooms, an indoor/outdoor pool, fitness center, sauna, hammam and jacuzzi.
A haven of peace where time stands still, our wellness suite comprises an indoor/outdoor 25m heated pool, waterbike, massaging jets, jacuzzi and a quiet area for guests to unwind.
Our treatments combine high-performance Codage serums and our massage expertise to offer a truly bespoke spa experience. Our concentrated lotions carry essential nutrients to the deepest layers of the epidermis for optimal hydration. Your skin will have never looked more radiant.
If you wish to continue your fitness regime during your stay, the Spa Chais Monnet’s fitness room is open from 7 am every day. Boasting the latest Technogym cardio machines and weightlifting equipment, the fitness room is ideal for both experienced athletes and beginners.
Opened in 1988, this golf course features undulating fairways among vineyards and forests, on the banks of the river Charente, and is only 7 km from Cognac city center. It sits on 60 hectares, offering an 18-hole par-72 course, a 6-hole course, a large driving range and 2 putting greens. The clubhouse, nestled in an old restored farm, is the perfect venue for receptions in an exceptional setting with a large panoramic terrace overlooking hole 18.