The knockout Regent Grand Hotel Bordeaux, the areas first and only luxury hotel, opened in early 2008. The beautiful 1779 façade of the former Grand Hotel has been kept intact but the interiors boast a totally new look. French designer Jacques Garcia has transformed the hotels 150 rooms with rich, decadent fabrics, beautiful paneling, and marble bathrooms; suites have wine-tasting wet bars. This fall, prime wine-tasting season, you can save nearly 30 percent off regular rates with the hotels Gourmet Package. The deal includes two nights accommodations, daily breakfast in Brasserie LEurope, dinner or lunch for two at Le Pressoir dArgent (includes a three-course menu with wine, mineral water, and coffee), and an in-room welcome gift. Rates normally start at a whopping $1,057, but youll pay $757 through December 30, 2009 (exclusive of Sunday and Monday night stays).