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6 new Relais & Châteaux members in January 2010 and a new destination, Peru

After welcoming 31 new members to the 2010 edition of the Relais & Châteaux Guide, the Association admitted six new properties on 1 January 2010. An arrival marked by elegance with a stopover now possible in the country of the Incas. To be discovered without any delay!

More than 480 Relais & Châteaux properties in 2010

Following the arrival of 6 new properties on 1 January 2010, the prestigious Relais & Châteaux family will henceforth have more than 480 members in 58 countries.

New destination: Peru

The Association maps out new "Routes du Bonheur" giving its guests an opportunity to discover Peru, an unusual destination on the route of the Incas.

For Jaume Tàpies, International President of Relais & Châteaux, “The admission of 6 new prestigious properties to the Relais & Châteaux family from 1 January 2010 testifies to our international presence. The Relais & Châteaux brand is clearly identifiable beyond the borders of Europe and is henceforth represented in Peru, an exceptional destination that is not very well known at the present time amongst the public at large.”

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About Relais & Châteaux:

Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of 480 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in 58 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”.

Inkaterra La Casona - Peru, Cusco
Hotel and restaurant in town
This exquisite 16th-century colonial manor was one of the first Spanish buildings in Cusco, located just steps away from the picturesque main square. Once occupied by the conquistadors of Peru, it is now an exclusive boutique hotel that has been carefully restored to retain its historical heritage and décor. With its suites set around a Spanish courtyard, replete with antiques and original architectural details, Inkaterra La Casona offers sober elegance without sacrificing authenticity. This is the perfect base from which to explore the vibrant capital of the Incan Empire and absorb the mysticism of the surrounding Andean valleys and villages. ...Read more


Hotel Santa Teresa - Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
Hotel and restaurant in town
The atmosphere of this colonial fazenda combines traditional authenticity with “tropical chic” design. Whether by the pool or in the tropical gardens, the Santa Teresa boasts spectacular panoramic views of the Bay of Rio and the Centro. The unique décor of the rooms features exotic woods, natural fibers and golden slate. The wellness center invites to Xingu massages and Amazonian oil baths. The rising-star chef reinterprets contemporary Brazilian cuisine using fresh and local ingredients. Under the century old arches of the mansion’s former senzala (slave quarters), the lounge of Bar dos Descasados, designed by a local artist, offers a selection of the finest caipirinha. ...Read more


The Serai, Jaisalmer - India, Jaisalmer
Hotel and restaurant in the desert
The Serai, Jaisalmer, a luxurious camp, sits on a 100-acre private estate of indigenous desert scrub, drawing inspiration from the designs of the royal caravan sites of Rajputana; blending their dash and vivacity with modern amenities and services. Venture into the mystical environs of Jaisalmer, discover its fabled golden fortress, now a Unesco World Heritage Site. Amidst this haven of peace the SUJÁN spa offers treatments in enclosed gardens. We serve local delicacies and western selections from daily changing menus that are meticulously planned using fresh ingredients. The enchanting location makes for a perfect evening to succumb to the charms of the legendary Manganiyars musicians. ...Read more