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Jaume Tàpies, re-elected International President for 4 years

The members reaffirm their confidence in their President

At the congress of the Association, which was held in Biarritz from 15 to 18 November 2009, the Relais & Châteaux members reaffirmed their confidence in their President by unanimously voting for the list of candidates for the Executive Committee headed by Jaume Tàpies.

At the annual congress the members elected for a term of four years the representatives of the two committees that make up the Board of Directors, i.e.:
• The members of the Executive Committee elected by the members at the General Meeting
• The members of the Committee of Delegates elected by the members of the Association’s various delegations

Elections: coherent actions and ongoing efforts

The re-election of Jaume Tàpies as International President of Relais & Châteaux ensures the coherence and the continuity of the activities instigated by the President and his team during his first term in office. New projects and new ideas will also enable the Association to meet the demands of a targeted international clientele.

“My passion and my ambition for Relais & Châteaux prompted me to stand again for election as the President of the Association and I am delighted to have been re-elected. We can now embark on a new, robust path to secure the future of Relais & Châteaux. Over the next four years I will focus on the consolidation of our sales strategy around the world and the development of our communication axes.

With the Board of Directors of Relais & Châteaux and the support of all our members, we will continue to promote our growth on the international level and to map out new Routes du Bonheur”, says Jaume Tàpies, reelected for 4 years as International President of Relais & Châteaux.

List of members of the Executive Committee

The following persons were elected:

Jaume TàpiesEl Castell de Ciutat, SpainPresident
Philippe GombertChâteau de la Treyne, FranceSecretary General
Corrado NeyrozHotel Hermitage, ItalyTreasurer
Olivier RoellingerLes maisons de Bricourt, FranceVice President
Dominique LoiseauRelais Bernard Loiseau, FranceVice President
Patrick HenrirouxLa Pyramide, FranceVice President
George GoeggelAuberge du Soleil, USAVice President
Andrew StembridgeChewton Glen, United KingdomMember of the Board of Directors
Silvia LaferJohann Lafers Stromburg, GermanyMember of the Board of Directors

List of the members of the Committee of Delegates

Each delegate is supported by at least a deputy delegate. The following persons were elected as delegates:

Delegation France - Paris “Around Paris”
Delegate: Laurent Gardinier (Château les Crayères)

Delegation France – Great-West
Delegate: Gilles Daubé (Manoir de Lan Kerellec)

Delegation France Great South-West
Delegate: Marie Borgel (Le Saint James)

Delegation France – Great East – Rhône - Alpes
Delegate: Nicole Klein (L’Arnsbourg – Hotel K)

Delegation France - Provence, Côte d’Azur, Corsica
Delegate: Anthony Torkington (Le Mas Candille)

Delegation Benelux
Delegate: Michel Gaul (La Gaichel)

Delegation Switzerland Liechtenstein
Delegate: Philippe Vuillemin (Hôtel de la Cigogne)

Delegation Germany
Delegate: Florian Zumkeller (Schwarzwald-Hotel Adler)

Delegation Austria, North and Eastern Europe
Delegate: Florian Moosbrugger (Gasthof Post)

Delegation UK and Ireland
Delegate: Malcolm Lewis (Longueville Manor)

Delegation Italy
Delegate: Annie Feolde (Enoteca Pinchiorri)

Delegation Spain-Portugal
Delegate: Mario Stromp Morais (Vila Monte Resort)

Delegation Mediterranean, Middle East, Morocco
Delegate: Justin Zammit Tabona (Xara Palace)

Delegation South Africa, Eastern Africa and Indian Ocean
Delegate: Horst Frehse (Asara Wine Estate Hotel)

Delegation Japan
Delegate: Miwako Fujimoto (Gora Kadan)

Delegation Asia
Delegate: Eugene Yeh (The Eugenia)

Delegation Australia, NZ and Pacific
Delegate: Hall Cannon (Otahuna Lodge)

Delegation Canada
Delegate: Bill Bennett (Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa)

Delegation Eastern United States
Delegate: Patrick O’Connell (The Inn at Little Washington)

Delegation Western United States
Delegate: Caitrin Garrett (The Inn at Five Graces)

Delegation South America
Delegate: Nicolás Peluffo (Ponta dos Ganchos Resort)

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About Relais & Châteaux:

Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of 475 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in 57 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”.