David Fink, the founder-CEO of the celebrated Mirabel Hotel & Restaurant Group, is back once again with another grand plan. And this time, it’s in his favorite vino region of Burgundy in France. After spending over three decades building stellar hotels, restaurants, and international resorts, Fink is now expanding his portfolio by adding the historic Maison 1896.
In a recent announcement, Fink informed the press that he is going to take over the Maison 1896 and launch the same the coming summer next year. Located at the historic center of Beaune, the ancient village in the Burgundy region, Maison 1896 will be transformed into a luxury boutique hotel and restaurant. For this project, Fink has partnered with Maison Joseph Drouhin, the famed Burgundian vino family, who is helping him to restore and convert the family-owned historic and beautiful building.
The exteriors of the new luxury Burgundy hotel have already been fixed, featuring local stone and limestone. The new open-louver shutters and windows are restored to their original light green color. The three-story building of the hotel will include two luxury suites and 14 guestrooms. Janet Elarmo, seasoned hotelier and Fink’s partner, has been tasked with hand-selecting all the elements of interior design to craft the unique ambiance of the new Maison 1896. Every room will feature bespoke décor using locally curated accents and items. The oversized in-suite bathrooms will contain separate showers, double sinks, and Victoria & Albert Rivello freestanding bathtubs. The guests will also enjoy artful staircases outside the rooms, colorful stained glass decors, and also an originally-built private terrace.
Fink’s new luxury Burgundy property will have his signature detail for the dining experience. Making the restaurant and bars the pivotal point of Maison 1896, the hotel will house several dedicated spaces for distinct dining experiences. However, the showstopper zone will be the glass-covered atrium within the courtyard, featuring radiant-heated French limestone flooring, and offering all-year-round outdoor dining, prepared by famous chef Charles Phan.
The New Glamping Resort of AutoCamp Catskills Is the Perfect Fall Escape
The mountainous region of the Catskills is the perfect fall getaway. The fall foliage of the area has been drawing campers for years from all over the USA. Nestled right at the epicenter of that ephemeral color explosion, the newest outpost of glamping resort AutoCamp is serving as the latest attraction of the area.
The Glamping Resort
Located at West Saugerties in New York, the Catskills glamping outpost is just four months old and is the youngest of the five resorts across the country, run by the AutoCamp Hospitality Group. Drawn to the myriad seasonal delights of the area, guests here have stayed in tents, cabins, and airstreams, amid the 37-acre soaring trees of the property. Surrounded by foliage galore, the clubhouse includes an open fire pit for guests to mingle. Every suite of the resort also comes up with its own outdoor setup, equipped with a personal fireplace, Adirondack chairs, and also an alfresco dining area. Fireside lounging in an intimate setting has never been better!
The Curated Experiences
The AutoCamp Catskills glamping resort offers an escape to the seasonal wonders of nature, coupled with bucolic yet refined living spaces and upstate hospitality. On most weekends, local musicians perform folksy-styled songs and dances in the resort. The glamping resort also arranges a climbing experience at the Shawangunk Ridge, one of the top destinations for outdoor sports in the country, for its guests. Novices can book seasoned climbing guides through AutoCamp for this outing. For those who prefer less adrenaline-inducing activities, there are a dozen orchards to visit in the fall to pick fresh apples. Reveling in the seasonal glory of the nearby pumpkin patches while sipping on homemade cider is a great option too. There are also several cultural offerings for the visitors to enjoy, which take place in Woodstock and other historic towns nearby.