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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
Rediscover life’s simple pleasures and natural balance at this traditional farm in Tennessee. All year long, Chef Joseph Lenn creates delicious recipes borrowing from both haute cuisine and regional heritage, based on local ingredients and taking particular advantage of the cheese, vegetables, herbs and honey produced in the farm. The Wellhouse and its new wellness facilities are rooted in the same philosophy of balance and harmony between body and soul, and offer an enjoyable addition to the many activities provided, amongst which cooking classes, gardening, cheesemaking, fly-fishing or exploring the region on a Lexus or by horse-drawn carriage. ...Read more

 

Georges Blanc Parc & Spa - France, Vonnas
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux and hotel in a village
In Vonnas, Georges Blanc, Chef and visionary businessman, has developed a veritable Gourmet Village on the river bank, around a reconstruction of the inn of his great grandparents. Together with his family, Blanc constantly reinvents Bresse 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 most exceptional cellars in the world, 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 manor surrounded by 46 hectares of lawn and woodlands, 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, the majestic Tudor style estate boasts sumptuous guestrooms, a spa, an exceptional wine cellar, renowned cuisine and a delicious hot chocolate menu. 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 rides and a 34-meter-tall Christmas tree. ...Read more

 

Eden Rock - St Barths - Saint-Barthelemy / Guadeloupe, Saint-Barthélemy
Hotel and restaurant on the seafront
Located on a promontory overlooking coral reefs, between white sand beaches and the clear blue waters of Saint-Jean Bay, Eden Rock stands on foundations first built by the adventurer and aviator Remy de Haenen. Each suite, house or room has its own creative décor. The Nina and Rockstar villas can be joined as one ultra-luxurious beachside property with a recording studio and art gallery. The Legacy Suites, including Greta Garbo and the Howard Hughes Loft, all offer unforgettable views of the Caribbean. This is the beyond-perfect place to soak up the sun, indulge in high-end 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 views of the historical city of Lyon, a Unesco World Heritage site. Period furniture and contemporary works meet 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 Chef Davy Tissot deploys treasures of refinement and places the culinary focus on the product. At nightfall, the sparkling city lights join together with the stars. ...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 Salzburg, the picturesque mountain village of Filzmoos offers the perfect backdrop for Hotel Hubertus. Chef Johanna Maier draws her inspiration from the surrounding countryside and has created a healthy and aromatic cuisine. On the strength of her craftsmanship and experience, she focuses on the essential: the purity of flavour. She makes her contribution, with her cuisine, to the well-being and happiness of her guests: body, soul and spirit are now at one with nature. Family hospitality and the great attention paid to lighting and colours make the rooms cosy. This 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. Jagdhof Glashütte, one of Germany’s most beautiful countryside hotels, is situated in the heart of a densely wooded region, at the end of the spectacular Lahn Valley. Relaxation, fine dining and romanticism are part of the lifestyle in the forests and former hunting grounds of the Counts of Wittgenstein. The luxurious, rural atmosphere 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 words that best describe Langdon Hall: warm interiors with silky fabrics and wood paneling, tranquil grounds with century-old trees and a pond reflecting the elegant manor house… In the kitchen, every detail counts. Each meal is unforgettable, transforming the finest local ingredients into sophisticated dishes that are as elegant as the setting. For added relaxation, the spa offers sublime body and beauty treatments and there are guided visits to an extraordinary garden. Just a 90-minute drive from Toronto and the Niagara area, this is the place 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, 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, the 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, 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
With its elegant architecture, private plunge pools and interiors awash with leather and silky fabrics, this ranch resort offers you the opportunity to experience the life of a gentleman rancher, surrounded by horses, organic crops and rolling hills. Set on a rise in Texas Hill Country, an hour from Houston, the sprawling 120-hectare property comprises five large villas and four additional rooms. Its organic farm produces over 400 different crops year-round, most of which are of heirloom variety. The Inn also features what is arguably the finest food in Texas. It’s a tough choice among horseback riding, organic gardening, cooking classes, fishing or tennis at this country retreat. ...Read more