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31 new members join the prestigious Relais & Châteaux family

Relais & Châteaux now has 480 properties in 56 countries. 6 properties joined in January: The Royal Crescent Hotel in the United Kingdom, Winvian in the United States, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand, Mahua Kothi and The Malabar House in India, and Saint Pierre - a Grand Chef Relais et Châteaux in Singapore. Amongst the 25 members selected from 100 candidates, there are 12 European properties, 4 properties in the Americas region, 2 properties in Africa, 4 properties in Oceania and 3 properties in Asia.

5 of the 25 new members have also been awarded the label "Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux".

For Jaume Tàpies, International President of Relais & Châteaux: "25 new members signify 25 additional, unique and unforgettable experiences for lovers of art de vivre around the world".

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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”.

Myconian Ambassador Thalasso Spa - Greece, Mykonos
Hotel and restaurant on the seafront
Right above the famous Platis Yialos beach and surrounded by gardens, this temple of luxury and wellness has an exceptional location with breathtaking sea views near the finest sandy beaches and Mykonos town. Here you will be delighted to enjoy the exceptional services and charming Myconian hospitality. After exploring the treasures and beautiful landscapes of the Greek islands, indulge in some highly deserved pampering in the superb thalassotherapy centre, which offers massages, baths and divine treatments. Also on site are three indoor therapeutic seawater pools, each with rigorously monitored salinity and temperature. Pure enchantment. ...Read more

 

Château de Rochegude - France, Rochegude
Hotel and restaurant in a park
The Château de Rochegude is located in the heart of the Provencal Drôme region and majestically overlooks the Côtes du Rhône vineyards. The cellars of the château boast some of the best Côtes du Rhône wine and are a starting point for wine tastings in the surrounding vineyards. Other activites on offer include a visit to the Ardèche caves or to some of the many Roman remains, such as the Pont du Gard and the antique theatre in Orange. On your return to the château enjoy a snack of warm local truffles, thinly-sliced, seasoned and lightly steamed with butter, accompanied by eggs and slices of toast. ...Read more

 

Château de Berne - France, Lorgues
Hotel and restaurant in a vineyard
Cypress trees pick out Château de Berne at the end of a road that wends its way through 1.300 acres of estate vineyards. For the last three hundred years, characterful Provence wines have been aged in its cellars; the sandy soils around the Château give these rosé wines their fresh appeal. Renovated in “country chic” style, the delightful rooms have wonderful views over the garden, vineyards, and forest. At the restaurant L’Orangerie, the colourful cuisine abounds in the scents and flavours of Provence, and of the fruits and vegetables picked from the French-style cottage garden in the Château’s grounds. This is a heavenly spot where heirloom varieties, flowers and garden herbs all grow together under the olive trees. The Spa is located in a contemporary environment, which is marked by a zen atmosphere and focuses on products around the vineyard. ...Read more

 

La Bastide de Saint-Tropez - France, Saint-Tropez
Hotel and restaurant in a park
Here you will find all the elegance of a Mediterranean home, just a few minutes from the beaches at Ramatuelle and the port of Saint-Tropez. Far from the summer crowds, this magnificent mansion with its four Provencal farmhouses invites you to unwind in the heart of its paradise-like grounds that are full of exotic fragrances. Beside the superb pool, in the shade of 300 year-old olive trees or in the winter garden, treat yourself to true relaxation in a warm and elegant atmosphere. The cuisine, with its Provencal colours, with its two restaurants, Le Bistro and L’Olivier, is a genuine reflection of the spirit of the South of France. The Bastide also offers its guests the option of hiring its magnificent 22 m long San Lorenzo yacht for a day. ...Read more

 

La Signoria & Spa - France, Calvi
Hotel and restaurant on the seafront
Five minutes from downtown Calvi with its lofty citadel, La Signoria, an 18th century Genoese estate, is perfectly positioned at the foot of the Corsican mountains, but within close proximity to the beautiful sandy beach. The estate is set in three hectares of a lush paradise of potted orange trees, palm and pine trees and gurgling fountains. Take in the intoxicating aroma of the Mediterranean vegetation poolside or in the Jacuzzi; relax in the new Spa Casanera, 100% Made in Maquis. Guests will feel that they are vacationing at someone’s home rather than in a hotel as each of the rooms and villas is individually decorated. On the long stretch of sandy beach of Calvi, you will find the hotel’s beach club “Signoria Mare” where you can sample the local flavours at the fisherman’s hut inspired restaurant. ...Read more

 

Le Couvent des Minimes Hôtel & Spa L'Occitane - France, Mane
Hotel and restaurant in a park
Nestled on the hillside and drenched in Provencal sunshine, this convent was home to nuns before it was converted into an upscale hotel. Protected from the Mistral wind by the statuesque Volx Rock, the building, which dates back to 1613, is a successful fusion of medieval architecture and contemporary design. You will be delighted by the period facades, 100 year-old terraced gardens, and the station of the cross. The rooms have been decorated with great attention to detail and have a gentle Mediterranean style, as does Le Couvent des Minimes Hôtel & Spa L’Occitane, a temple to wellness and a promise of renewed well-being. ...Read more

 

Restaurant De Librije and Librije’s Hotel - Netherlands, Zwolle
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux and hotel in town
It took considerable daring to convert a prison dating back to 1739 into a prestigious hotel, but Jonnie and Thérèse Boer have succeeded in creating a very special atmosphere in the heart of the Hanseatic city of Zwolle. Each of the rooms and suites crafted from the old cells features a sophisticated design. Enjoy an evening full of culinary adventures in Restaurant Librije’s Zusje where the kitchen is inspired by the philosophy of Grand Chef Jonnie Boer. In the spring and summer the butlers take guests to Restaurant De Librije on one of the little boats named after the children of Jonnie and Thérèse, Jimmie and Isabelle. Like the hotel, this 16th century former convent is full of surprises. Jonnie Boer is definitely a free-wheeling chef and his imagination is truly unfettered. ...Read more

 

La Vie - Germany, Osnabrück
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux in town
The restaurant La Vie is ideally located right in the heart of the historic old town of Osnabrück. Behind its classical sandstone townhouse façade, Grand Chef Thomas Bühner and Maîtresse de Maison Thayarni Kanagaratnam wait to greet you in warmly decorated surroundings adorned with fine wood and contemporary works of art. In this “Mecca for gourmets”, Thomas Bühner works to create what is his signature cuisine: three-dimensional, avant-garde and aromatic. He seeks out the pure, intense flavours of the ingredients he chooses to showcase and takes time to cook them at low temperatures. His menus are composed like a symphony, and his arrangements daringly create combinations which, at first glance, might appear to jar. The result: a thrilling and memorable repertoire of dishes. ...Read more

 

Mirador de Dalt Vila - Spain, Ibiza
Hotel and restaurant in town
A 19th century Lord’s manor, the Mirador de Dalt Vila was until recently a family property. When it was converted into an intimate and welcoming hotel, none of its historical values were lost. Located inside the famous walled city of Dalt Vila – declared a Unesco World Heritage site –, the building offers a magnificent panoramic view of the city of Ibiza, its historical port and the never ending horizon of the Mediterranean sea. Far from the bustle of the town, sample the charms of this peaceful haven with its excellent service and highly dedicated staff. ...Read more

 

House of Jasmines, Estancia de Charme - Argentina, Salta
Hotel and restaurant in a park
At the foot of the Andes, in the spellbinding town of Salta (meaning “beauty” in Quechua), the elegant House of Jasmines cultivates the art of hospitality. With 100 hectares of grounds, guests can listen to nature quietly breathing under the centuries-old trees and smell flowering jasmine in a landscape imbued with the the magic of the ancient Quechua. In the new restaurant, La Table de House of Jasmines, guests can admire the large open fireplace, watch meat being cooked in the old earthen oven and enjoy breathtaking views of the Andes. The simple, tasty cuisine showcases fresh produce from the garden. ...Read more

 

The Inn of the Five Graces - United States, Santa Fe
Hotel and restaurant in town
In the historic district of Santa Fe, with its “Pueblo” charm, this beautiful property is a collection of adobe buildings with mud walls, colourful textiles and artisan designed, mosaic tiled bathrooms. The luxurious décor is enhanced by East Indian and Tibetan antiques, oriental carpets, and Silk Road textiles. Handcrafted pieces blend with the legendary architecture of this region marked by an intertwined Native American and Spanish heritage. It’s a colourful melting-pot of cultures that invites you to embark on a sensory voyage. Enjoy world-class opera, outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and golf, or discover the works of world-renowned painters and sculptors in this enchanting city. ...Read more

 

Hotel Fauchère - United States, Milford
Hotel and restaurant in a village
Louis Fauchère was master chef at the Delmonico's, one of the most famous restaurants in New-York, when, in the 19th century, he founded his eponymous hotel in the charming town of Milford. He was a French-speaking Swiss-born man who imprinted it with a stamp of Europe and a spirit which its new owners have endeavoured to revive. Its elegant and welcoming decor is enhanced by a fine collection of paintings by artists of the Hudson River School, and the two restaurants maintain Hotel Fauchère’s reputation for providing gourmet cuisine. The Delmonico Room serves the ne plus ultra of fine dining, serves creative traditional cuisine, while the more casual and ultra-modern ambiance of Bar Louis attracts a lively lunch and dinner crowd. ...Read more

 

Camp Jabulani - South Africa, Hoedspruit
Lodge and restaurant in a game reserve
Deep in the heart of the private reserve, this camp is named after the first baby elephant which was abandoned and brought to the owners for rehabilitation. He was subsequently adopted, along with other orphaned elephants from Zimbabwe. This lodge is also a sanctuary for endangered species and a marvelous refuge for travellers in search of an authentic experience. The deluxe suites and the presidential Zindoga Villa open onto their own private terrace and outdoor pool overlooking the dry riverbed. Go on safari on the back of an elephant to spot the Big Five – lions, leopards, rhinos, buffaloes and elephants –, explore the bush on foot or safari vehicle. Experience unforgettably unique moments, enhanced by attentive service and sophisticated cuisine. ...Read more

 

Otahuna Lodge - New Zealand, Canterbury
Hotel and restaurant in the country
At the heart of a 19th century Victorian estate, Otahuna Lodge seamlessly knits past and present together: period woodwork, stained glass windows and fifteen working fireplaces combine with a host of modern comforts and a rich collection of contemporary New Zealand art. Outside, Otahuna, which is Maori for little hill among the hills, has striking views over the Canterbury Plains and the Banks Peninsula. The song of native bellbirds invites guests to discover hidden glades, ponds and more than 120 different kinds of organic fruits, vegetables, nuts and mushrooms in the historic gardens. ...Read more

 

Beniya Mukayu - Japan, Kaga-shi
Hotel and restaurant in a village
Founded in 1928 in the spa town of Yamashiro, Beniya Mukayu is located on the road from the revered Kyoto to the world heritage sites Shirakawago-Gokayama, close to Kanazawa. The hotel’s architecture elegantly emphasizes contrasts between light, shade and neutral colours. Every room has its own private open-air hot spring bath, with a wonderful view of the authentic Japanese garden. The traditional tea ceremony performed by the owner, yoga lessons given every morning, the finest Kaga style Kaiseki cuisine served on locally crafted crockery, as well as invigorating medicinal spa treatments, combine to make Beniya Mukayu a peaceful haven. ...Read more

 

Tobira Onsen Myojinkan - Japan, Matsumoto-shi
Hotel and restaurant in a park
In the heart of Japan’s “Northern Alps”, discover the secret charms of this hotel that opened in 1931. This little jewel is tucked away in the calm and serenity of the mountains, between the snowy peaks and fine traditional hot springs, located in the national park, and renowned for their therapeutic qualities. Tobira Onsen Myojinkan offers a divinely serene atmosphere in the forest, relaxing baths in the heart of nature, superb rooms and suites and aromatherapy. The sophisticated Kaiseki-style food is a marvellous balance of textures, flavours and colours. Organic French cuisine is also on offer, prepared by a talented chef who specializes in macrobiotic cuisine. ...Read more

 

Eleven Madison Park - United States, New York
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux in town
A superb, light-flooded Art Deco dining room with soaring ten-meter high ceilings and a view of historic Madison Square Park, this restaurant is the perfect backdrop for the sumptuous, modern cooking of Grand Chef Daniel Humm. His tasting menu takes diners on a culinary journey that highlights the agricultural bounty of New York together with the food traditions that have taken root there, all executed with a gracious sense of genuine hospitality. ...Read more