Hotelier Arnaud Zannier, brainchild of Zannier hotels (Phum Baitang, Cambodia;Omaanda, Namibia;Le Chalet, France; and 1898 The Post, Belgium) – was interviewed recently by writer Jackie Caradonio in Robb Report. Following, a few fun excerpts from that article, as they relate to travel, wellbeing and Arnaud’s favorite topic: Zannier Hotels.
What’s worth paying for?
What’s your favorite hotel?
“The next Zannier Hotel, because that’s the one my head is into the most. I have been working for more than a year on Sonop (which means sunrise in the Afrikaans). I am so excited to see it. When you work hard on a project and imagine it, you just want to see it finished.”
Wine of choice?
“Rosé from my family’s vineyard, Château Saint-Maur, in the St. Tropez region.”
“I ride my BMW GS bike on a daily basis. I find it very calming. And working on motorcycles calms me even more. Every winter, I buy an old vintage bike, and I spend the next six months rebuilding. I’ve been doing this for the past five years now, so I have five so far. It’s very meditative to build something.”
What do you most crave at the end of the day?
“A good meal, a good glass of wine and some rest. When I have had a good hard day at work, I really need rest. Food and wine are very important to me.”