BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08:  A Moet & Chandon Champagne vending machine is displayed at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globe Party, presented with FIJI Water, Grey Goose Vodka, Lindt Chocolate, and Moroccanoil at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
Food - Drink
The Champagne Vending Machine You Need A Gold Coin To Operate
After a long day of travel, hotel vending machines are great for convenient snacks and drinks, but ones that dispense champagne take this convenience to a whole new level. While a champagne vending machine might sound like what dreams are made of, these actually exist, and if you stay at a few select hotels, you can experience one for yourself.
At the Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia or the Lexington Hotel in New York City, guests can experience the Moët & Chandon Champagne vending machines. To use it, guests are given a gold coin stamped with the Moët & Chandon logo that they then insert into the slot before choosing from a selection ranging from the classic Impérial Brut to the Impérial Rosé.
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, events like the Golden Globes and the opening of New York City's Hudson Yards have also displayed the machines for attendees.