You can pretty much order room service any time at most luxury hotels. But one Manhattan property wanted to make one decadent beverage particularly easy to order for guests. The Lexington Hotel, Autograph Collection, just revealed that they would be home to the first and only Moët & Chandon vending machine in New York City.
The bubbly dispenser will be located in the lobby next to the new 1920s themed bar, The Stayton Room. So, any hour of the day, you can pop down to grab champagne at your convenience. The machine dispenses two types of champagne in 200 mL bottles—Imperial Brut and Imperial Rosé—and each bottle comes with a complimentary flute. To get a bottle, you must use a $25 gold coin with the Moët & Chandon logo on it, which is available at The Stayton Room.
“Our Moët Mini Vending Machine is the perfect extension of our efforts to serve consumers in new and exciting ways, and with premium quality that has been synonymous with the brand since the beginning,” said Jasmin Allen, Vice President of Moët & Chandon USA, in a statement.
The decision to add the unique machine is also a nod to the hotel’s history. It was Marilyn Monroe’s—a former resident of the property—favorite drink. She would sip on the sparkling wine in suite 1806, where she lived with then-husband New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio in the 1950s. The room has since been dubbed the Norma Jeane Suite featuring design elements inspired by their stay.
“We are extremely proud to unveil the first Moët & Chandon vending machine in New York City,” said The Lexington Hotel’s Director of Sales and Marketing William van Wassenhove, in a statement. “This is an exciting time for The Lexington Hotel, as we just introduced The Stayton Room, and we continue to evolve with this next chapter in our story. We are always looking for new and unique ways to engage with our guests, and what’s more fun than drinking champagne straight from the bottle?”
So like something you'd be interested in? Well, you can actually own your very own Moët & Chandon vending machine—for $35,000. Neiman Marcus unveiled the unique item as part of their annual holiday gift guide collection.