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3 Hotels with Unexpected Wine Cellars

There’s something alluring about a property with unadvertised rooms and spaces that permit its guests to feel like they’re in on a secret–and when that room happens to behold a treasure chest of wine, it’s like you’ve hit the jackpot. Here are three hotels from Monaco to the Maldives with unexpected wine cellars that will have you raising your glass / reconsidering your go-to label 🍷👇

1️⃣ An enduring symbol of elegance and luxury, guests are welcomed into royalty at Monte-Carlo SBM (@montecarlosbm) with timeless lobbies and ethereal suites. This doesn’t stop at the surface as a wine cave with 450,000 bottles, including rare vintages and mythical elixirs, enchants guests to dive even deeper into the SBM experience of exclusivity. The invite-only SBM Cave Centrale lies below the Hotel de Paris and Hermitage — two of the collection’s four palatial properties in Monaco.

2️⃣ At the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi (@waldorfastoriamaldives), the rustic wine cellar, known as the The Rock, proves there’s as much to enjoy below the overwater bungalows, as there is above. Out of the 11 restaurants onsite, the cellar is the most bespoke dining experience, showcasing 750,000 bottles of wine, artfully displayed in a specially crafted cave of Jordanian limestone. Parties up to 12 guests can rent out the space to dine around the centerpiece table, carved from 200-year-old Australian timber.

3️⃣ On the 33-square-miles of St. Martin, Belmond La Samanna (@belmond_lasamanna) managed to find room along the French side of the island for 12,000 bottles of wine and champagne, including 150 different varieties of Bordeaux. Whether you’re enjoying pastel skies and turquoise waters from your private villa or dining a la carte at French-inspired L’Oursin restaurant, guests should be sure to splurge on the property’s private label, Hospices de Beaune La Samanna.

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