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Relais & Châteaux Trophies 2009: recognise, reward and promote Art de vivre.

In exclusive partnership with prestigious brands, Relais & Châteaux has just revealed the list of the winners of the Relais & Châteaux Trophies which are awarded every year in recognition of expertise and excellence in the art of hospitality and fine dining.

Welcome Trophy with Moët & Chandon

The art of receiving is one of the fundamental virtues of Relais & Châteaux; ensuring your stay is unforgettable is always the priority in these properties on a human scale.

Hotel Jagdhof Glashütte - Germany

Grand Chef Trophy with Taittinger

Amongst the Relais & Châteaux members, the contemporary elite of fine dining are grouped within the family of the Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux. Passion, creativity, experience and expertise are the essential criteria for admission to the highly select circle of these Grands Chefs.

Firmin & Philippe Arrambide - Les Pyrénées - France

Jonathan Gushue - Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa - Canada

Christopher Brooks - Blantyre – United States

Jason Robinson - The Inn at Dos Brisas – United States

Rising Chef Trophy with All-Clad

We single out young chefs whose creativity, imagination and commitment earmark them as the future grand masters of fine dining in the world.

Davy Tissot - Villa Florentine - France

Art de la Table Trophy with San Pellegrino

The arts of the table, atmosphere and decoration are all part of our philosophy of “receiving well”. They reflect the soul of our properties and express their personality.

Ristorante Le Calandre - Italy

Spa Trophy with Laurent Perrier

There are 5 categories of spa: Spas de Charme, Spas de Rêve, Thalassotherapy, Thermalism and Beauty.

Georges Blanc & Spa - France

Woman of the Year Trophy with Pommery

A disciplined approach to work organisation, exacting standards, the giving of themselves and a sense of welcome and detail make these women the flagship ambassadresses of our family.

Johanna Maier - Hotel Hubertus - Austria

Passion Trophy with Hennessy

Launched in 2004, the Passion Trophy is awarded to Relais & Châteaux owners who know how to make your stay truly unique: harmonious setting, perfect service, remarkable style.

Sam Beall - Blackberry Farm – United States

Corporate Trophy with Glenmorangie

Relais & Châteaux launched this trophy in 2005 to single out property owners who have distinguished themselves through their high-performance meeting facilities and the quality of the welcome afforded to business meetings or residential seminars.

Sheen Falls Lodge – Ireland

Lounge Trophy with Grand Marnier

With the Lounge Trophy, Relais & Châteaux pays tribute to the expertise of these friendly settings, a real invitation to tasting.

Eden Rock - St Barthélémy - France

Environment Trophy with Orlane

It pays tribute to properties which have shown tenacity, commitment, impressive initiatives and respect for the environment and the natural setting.

Longueville Manor – United Kingdom

Garden Trophy with Rozes

It pays tribute to properties which have succeeded in reconciling abundant nature, expertise in enhancing the horticultural heritage and respect for the original beauty of the landscapes.

Las Mañanitas Hotel Garden Restaurant & Spa - Mexico

Innovation Trophy with Nespresso

To guarantee unique experiences and intense moments of discovery, each Relais & Châteaux must know how to reinvent itself and innovate.

Thierry Marx - Cordeillan-Bages - France

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About Relais & Châteaux:

Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of 480 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in 56 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, 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 all the stops on the finest route for discovering each special place and country.

The Relais & Châteaux signature reflects this ambition: “ALL AROUND THE WORLD, UNIQUE IN THE WORLD”.

Blackberry Farm - United States, Walland
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux and hotel in the mountains
A visit to this traditional farm, deep in Tennessee, is a chance to return to nature and rediscover life’s simple pleasures. Some of the 1,700 hectares of land are set aside for farming, which ensures a steady flow of deliciously fresh produce all year round. Cheese, vegetables, herbs, honey and cider are all produced right here. Grand Chef Joseph Lenn has created a menu that respects the integrity of local products and flavours. The result is simple and delicious recipes accompanied by excellent wines from a collection of 180,000 bottles. Get involved in life at the farm, whether through gardening, cheesemaking or one of the unique cooking classes in the farm and garden and the adventure weekends, which take place here. Or, if you prefer, go fly-fishing, explore the region on a Harley-Davidson or by horse-drawn carriage, and sample an array of beauty treatments on offer. ...Read more

 

Georges Blanc Parc & Spa - France, Vonnas
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux and hotel in a village
Starting with the family inn created in 1872, Georges Blanc, Grand Chef and visionary businessman, has developed a veritable Gourmet Village centred around the original house on the river bank and the rebuilt Ancienne Auberge 1900. Fine dining is, of course, at the heart of this village dedicated to conviviality. Together with his family, Blanc constantly reinvents regional specialties through creations such as the “crêpe vonnassienne” with salmon and caviar or the legendary Bresse chicken with foie gras. Visits are available upon request to one of the five exceptional cellars with more than 135,000 bottles. In just under five hectares of grounds, discover a heavenly spa, an aquatic space next to a pond and a large, landscaped park that is illuminated at night. ...Read more

 

Blantyre - United States, Lenox
Restaurant and hotel in the country
Blantyre is a beautiful country house built amidst 46 hectares of lawns, woodlands and wooden follies, ideally located halfway between Boston and New York City. The Main House, Carriage House and three cottages are reminiscent of a gentler time of elegance and romance. Built in 1902, this stately Tudor style house boasts sumptuous guestrooms, friendly staff an exceptional wine cellar, renowned cuisine and a delicious hot chocolate menu . The spa is connected to the Carriage House, a few minutes walk from the Main House. This enchanting resort has activities galore, with tennis and croquet in the summer. When the seasons change, the property transforms into a romantic winter wonderland, with ice skating, snowshoeing, sleigh riding and a 34m high Christmas tree. ...Read more

 

Eden Rock - St Barths - Saint-Barthelemy / Guadeloupe, Saint-Barthélemy
Hotel and restaurant on the seafront
Located on a rocky promontory overlooking coral reefs and between white sandy beaches and the crystal clear warm blue waters of Saint Jean Bay, this group of superb villas stands on stylish foundations firstly constructed by the celebrity adventurer and aviator, Remy de Haenen. Suites, houses and rooms each are decorated individually and creatively. Villas Nina and Rockstar may be joined as one ultraluxe beachside property and together incorporate a recording studio and art gallery. Legacy Suites include Greta Garbo, Remy de Haenen and the Howard Hughes Loft, all offering unforgettable views over the Caribbean ocean. Eden Rock is the beyond perfect place to soak up the sun, take pleasure in high-end designer shopping or enjoy world class dining at The Sand Bar and On the Rocks restaurant with Jean-Georges. ...Read more

 

Villa Florentine - France, Lyon
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux and hotel in town
Atop an enchanting hill, the Villa Florentine offers all the spirit and charm of the Italian Renaissance right in the heart of Lyon. The lush green terraces of this 17th century former convent offer exceptional panoramic views of the historical city of Lyon, a Unesco World Heritage site. Period furniture and contemporary works meet harmoniously in the rooms, havens of peace and softness… An exquisitely calm pool and Jacuzzi invite you to a voyage of the senses… In the kitchen Grand Chef Davy Tissot deploys treasures of refinement and reminds your palate of forgotten savours. At nightfall, the sparkling city lights join together with the stars, and this Italian villa becomes even more magical. ...Read more

 

Hotel Hubertus - Austria, Filzmoos
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux and hotel in the mountains
Just 45 minutes from Salzbourg, the picturesque mountain village of Filzmoos offers the perfect backdrop for Hotel Hubertus. Grand Chef Johanna Maier draws her inspiration from the surrounding countryside and has created a healthy and aromatic cuisine for which she has won considerable renown. Johanna, on the strength of her craftsmanship and experience, gets right to the heart of the matter and teases out purity of flavour. She makes her contribution, with her cuisine, to the well-being, happiness and health of her guests: body, soul and spirit are now at one with nature. Great attention has been paid to the lighting, colour and layout in the cosy and comfortable guest rooms. Family hospitality and stunning gourmet delights cannot fail but leave lasting memories in the hearts of all the guests. ...Read more

 

Hotel Jagdhof Glashütte - Germany, Bad Laasphe
Hotel and restaurant in the country
Nestled in the Rothaar Mountains, far from the hustle and bustle of daily life, this oasis of hospitality and culinary delights suddenly appears from nowhere. One of Germany’s most beautiful countryside hotels is situated in the heart of the densely wooded region, at the end of the spectacular Lahn Valley. Relaxation, fine dining and romanticism are all part of the lifestyle in the forests and former hunting grounds of the Counts of Wittgenstein. The luxurious, rural atmosphere of a country residence is already evident on entering the magnificent hall with its fireplace for a welcome cocktail. This hotel is ever faithful to its motto: back to nature, but with style. ...Read more

 

Langdon Hall Country House Hotel and Spa - Canada, Cambridge
Restaurant and hotel in the country
Epicurean and romantic are the best words to describe Langdon Hall. The warm interiors feature silky fabrics and wood panelling, and the tranquil grounds feature 100 year-old trees and a lily pond that reflects the elegant manor house. In the kitchen, every detail counts for Chef Jason Bangerter, who even makes his own butter, and as a result each meal is unforgettable. The menus in the award winning dining room are updated often in order to provide the best ingredients sourced from the kitchen gardens, local farms, fields, forest and waters, all of which he turns into sophisticated dishes that match the elegance of the setting. For added relaxation, the spa offers the very best in body and beauty therapies and there are guided visits to an extraordinary garden. Just an hour and a half’s drive from Toronto and the Niagara area, this is the address for those who love beauty. ...Read more

 

Sheen Falls Lodge - Ireland, Kenmare Co. Kerry
Hotel and restaurant on a river
Surrounded by purple heather-covered mountains and cascading blue waters, the town of Kenmare is one of the spots in Ireland that the Irish themselves like best. Sheen Falls Lodge is not only perfectly placed for exploring the southwest of Ireland, the world famous Ring of Beara, Ring of Kerry and the famous Killarney Lakes, but it is also known for its piano-jazz ambience, its collection of old Irish whiskeys, its selection of fine wines from one of Ireland’s largest wine cellars and the dishes prepared with the salmon caught in the nearby river. There are unrivalled views of Kenmare Bay, the McGuillicuddy Reeks and cascading Sheen waterfalls. All of this, combined with outstanding Irish hospitality and Celtic legends, creates a sense of magic that pervades. ...Read more

 

The Inn at Dos Brisas - United States, Washington
Hotel and restaurant in the country
Set on a hill in the Texas countryside, about an hour from Houston, this ranch with its elegant architecture, private swimming pools and interiors awash with leather and silky fabrics offers you the chance to experience the life of a gentleman rancher, surrounded by horses, organics farms and rolling hills. There are five large villas, and five additional rooms on this expansive 120 hectares property. Its organic farming program produces over 900 different crops. The food is extraordinary, as this property features what is arguably the finest food in Texas. It’s a tough choice between horseback riding, organic gardening lessons, fishing, tennis, and all of the other activities of a country retreat. ...Read more