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Relais & Châteaux extends the Road to Happiness into India

In welcoming 7 new members including 3 in India and 1 in Singapore, Relais & Châteaux steps up its development in Asia.

Relais & Châteaux now has 475 members in more than 55 countries thanks to the arrival of the following properties:

In India: Mahua Kothi in Bandhavgarh (12 suites), The Malabar House in Kerala (16 rooms + 1 suite), Le Dupleix in Pondichéry (14 rooms)

In Singapore: Saint Pierre (Restaurant)

The Relais & Châteaux delegation in Asia henceforth boasts 23 member properties.

Three other properties round off this impressive list:

In the United Kingdom; The Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath (31 rooms and 14 suites)

In the United States: Winvian in Morris, Connecticut (19 rooms)

In New Zealand: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers in Havelock North (22 suites + 1 four-room cottage)

For Jaume Tàpies, International President of Relais & Châteaux, “These 7 new properties all completely live up to the Relais & Châteaux promise of offering our guests properties and experiences - all around the world, unique in the world.”

The member properties of Relais & Châteaux are selected by means of a rigorous, demanding procedure involving one or more anonymous inspection visits and one or more interviews with the property owners and general managers who will uphold the spirit and soul of the place. The final admission decision is taken by the Relais & Châteaux Board of Directors that consists of 28 members with 14 different nationalities. Only approximately 25% of candidate properties are accepted every year.

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About Relais & Châteaux :

Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of 475 of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in 55 countries. Established in France in 1954, the Association’s mission is to spread its unique art de vivre across the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character.

Furthermore, Relais & Châteaux is also a family of hoteliers and Grands Chefs from all over the world who share a passion for, and a personal commitment to, ensuring their guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony. To choose Relais & Châteaux is to experience an unforgettable celebration of the senses.

From the vineyards in Napa valley to the beaches in Bali, from the olive trees in Provence to the lodges in South Africa, Relais & Châteaux offers a chance to explore the Route du Bonheur and discover a special place in a variety of destinations.

The Relais & Châteaux signature reflects this ambition:


Press Contact for UK:

Nicola Liddiard - Director UK & Ireland - Relais & Châteaux
T: 0207 808 8760

Press Contact for North America:

Brenda Homick - Director Relais & Châteaux North America
T: (212) 319-4880 x 205

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa - United Kingdom, Bath
Hotel and restaurant in town
Located in the centre of arguably the world’s finest crescent in the World Heritage site of Bath, the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is a destination in its own right. Combining period architecture and luxury furnishings alongside modern day technologies, the hotel eludes sophistication and charm and provides the ideal historic city centre retreat. Behind the Georgian façade lie peaceful gardens with rose beds and lavender-lined paths, tranquillity spa and elegant, award-winning dining in The Dower House Restaurant offering diners a modern take on traditional British cuisine. A world away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, visitors from around the globe are invited to discover all the delights that the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa has to offer. ...Read more


Winvian - United States, Morris
Hotel and restaurant in the country
Nestled among the bucolic valleys and pristine lakes of the Litchfield Hills, Winvian is a unique hotel complex with 45 hectares of lush grounds bordered by centuries-old maple trees. A team of 15 architects designed the 18 original chalets and one suite, each with its own special design and atmosphere. Guests can choose to stay in a two-level treehouse 10 meters off the ground, a lighthouse in the middle of the forest, or perhaps a lodge built around a massive oak tree. In addition to the spa, hot air balloon rides, horseback riding, fly fishing, race car driving and other unforgettable experiences are available, all just two hours from the buzz of New York and Boston. ...Read more


The Farm at Cape Kidnappers - New Zealand, Hawkes Bay
Hotel and restaurant on a golf course
This lodge is a golfer’s paradise but it also has a whole lot more to offer. The golf course meandering along the top of the green cliffs is just one of the many reasons to stay here. Nestled in a great wine region, it is an ideal base from which to discover the surrounding estates and find out more about the country’s wines. Some visitors may have the moving experience of getting up close and personal with the endangered Kiwi bird. Rafting and fishing in the rushing torrents, galloping along the immense beaches on horseback, relaxing in the spa, and embarking on helicopter and hot air balloon rides are just some of the many pleasurable ways to spend the days here. ...Read more


The Malabar House - India, Fort Cochin
Hotel and restaurant in town
The Malabar House is more than a beautifully designed heritage hotel. It is an art hotel, home of a carefully curated collection, highlighting Kerala’s composite culture as a passage between East and West. The rooms are comfortable and the service is flawless. Malabar Junction, the hotel’s renowned restaurant and Divine, its wine lounge, combine the tradition of South India with exciting culinary innovation. Enjoy classical music or a dance performance on the patio’s stage, rejuvenate body and soul at the ayurvedic centre, step into the history and culture of Fort Cochin, and explore Kerala’s backwaters on the hotel’s own eco-friendly house boat. ...Read more


Saint Pierre - Singapore, Singapore
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant in town
Emmanuel Stroobant has not stopped making headlines since he landed on Singapore’s shores a decade ago. Early training in renowned establishments instilled in this Belgian Chef, with a rock star look, a meticulous approach that is reflected in the way he composes his dishes. His European-inspired cuisine with Japanese flourishes and his daring and delicious creations, like the 48-hour Angus beef short rib Japanese style or his foie gras with truffles, have been lauded by guests and restaurant critics alike. Over the years, Saint Pierre has proved itself to be a gem of culinary arts. ...Read more