The Champagne Vending Machine You Need A Gold Coin To Operate

Champagne on demand? In some places, yes. If you think vending machines that pop (see what we did there) out bottles of champagne sounds like the stuff that dreams are made of, you are mistaken. These magical machines are real and ready to serve so you can get to opening bottles and pouring glasses of bubbly for friends as quickly as possible. No longer are you doomed to race to the nearest store to pick up a bottle for tonight's celebration. If you're lucky enough to find yourself at one of the hotels with this satisfying feature, you're in for a real surprise.

Particularly after a long day of travel, hotel vending machines are great for finding snacks when you need them, but ones that dispense champagne take this convenience to a whole new level. With a simple press of a button, a bottle of bubbly can be in your hand before you say, "Yes, please," and you can be pouring yourself a glass in the comfort of your hotel room. 

Celebrate the moment

At the Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia, guests can carry a gold coin stamped with the Moët & Chandon logo to the vending machine, insert it into a slot, and indicate their preferred choice of champagne for the occasion. Choose from bottles of the classic Impérial Brut or the effervescent Impérial Rosé and get ready to celebrate not only hotels' efforts to make celebrations more convenient but also the ability to have champagne served at the touch of a button. 

The Moët & Chandon Champagne vending machines can also be found in the Lexington Hotel in New York City. While the dispensed 200 mL bottles are a bit smaller than traditional serving sizes, the machines also provide fluted glasses for easy and convenient sipping. In addition to a handful of hotels, a few events like the Golden Globes and the opening of New York City's Hudson Yards have also displayed the machines for attendees. The only thing left to do is open the bottle and make a toast.