Ritz-Carlton New Orleans becomes home to the region’s only Champagne vending machine

Bring on the bubbly! The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans becomes the permanent home to the region’s only Champagne vending machine.

The new Moët & Chandon vending machine will remain a permanent feature in the hotel’s third floor lobby.

Champagne Machine at Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
Photo courtesy: Ritz Carlton New Orleans

“We are happy to announce that The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans will be the permanent home of the region’s only Champagne vending machine. Cheers!” Ritz-Carlton announced via Instagram.

Ritz-Carlton New Orleans is one of only two of the hotel’s locations to have the vending machine, communications manager Annie Jones said.

“New Orleans and on-demand Champagne seemed like a perfect fit!” Jones said.

Mini bottles of Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut and Rose are both available in the machine for $25.

Even the way you purchase a bottle of Champagne is fancy. The machine only accepts specialty tokens as payment. The tokens can be purchased by anyone at either the Signature Shop or Davenport Lounge Bar (after presenting ID).  The machine holds 320 bottles.

Photo courtesy: Ritz-Carlton New Orleans

The Ritz-Carlton held a launch party on Wednesday, Nov. 7 to celebrate the occasion. Of course, the revelry included plenty of bubbly to go around.

Prior to the launch, the Ritz-Carlton also sparked a social media scavenger hunt on Instagram, which seemed to build a wave of anticipation for the new attraction based on the engagement.

“We are thrilled to announce that a Moet & Chandon vending machine will be arriving in our lobby this week! To celebrate, we are hosting an Instagram-based scavenger hunt beginning Monday morning and lasting until our launch party at 5 p.m. on Wednesday,” the Instagram post said.

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We are thrilled to announce that a Moet & Chandon vending machine will be arriving in our lobby this week! To celebrate, we are hosting an Instagram-based scavenger hunt beginning Monday morning and lasting until our launch party at 5:00pm on Wednesday. Tomorrow we will share clues via Instagram stories of where to find these champagne ornaments around the French Quarter. If you find an ornament, bring it to our front desk or bar to redeem a special Moët coin that you can then use in the new machine as payment for a complimentary bottle! In addition, you will be entered into a drawing for a 3L bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut. Be sure to post to your story and tag us when you find one! Stay tuned on our stories this week for clues as to where they are hidden. Good luck! *21 and up only.

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“We are so excited about the new addition to our lobby. It’s great to partner with another luxury brand in such a fun way!” Jones said.

For more information, visit the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans website or Facebook page.