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Press releases archives

The Relais & Châteaux Rendez Vous - November 2014

The Relais & Châteaux Rendez Vous : Relais & Châteaux celebrate the true values of culinary arts and hospitality though strong commitments , whilst elevating the Fine Arts of Living to the rank of the 10th Art.

Relais & Châteaux news - November 2014

The Relais & Châteaux Rendez-Vous took place in Paris from 16 to 19 November 2014. This event, marked by sharing and generosity, was the occasion to relate the new publication Taste of the World, admit 36 new members and award 12 Relais & Châteaux Trophies.

Relais & Châteaux and BMW, Route partners - November 2014

Relais & Châteaux and BMW officially enter a global partnership...

Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille - August 2014

Culinary Arts by Relais & Châteaux showcased during Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille on 6 and 7 September 2014...

Relais & Châteaux celebrates culinary arts! - August 2014

On 26, 27 and 28 September during the 4th edition of the Festival of Gastronomy...

Biennale des Antiquaires 2014 - August 2014

Come to the Relais & Châteaux Chef’s restaurant at the Biennale des Antiquaires and help us blow out our 60 candles!

‘New generation’ Relais & Châteaux iPad application - July 2014

‘New generation’ Relais & Châteaux iPad application: Total immersion for travel inspiration...

Five new Relais & Châteaux properties - a paean to nature, good taste and youth - April 2014

The Relais & Châteaux family sees the addition of 5 new properties, all distinctive jewels in its crown, which celebrate the Relais & Châteaux spirit and its values, and offer the opportunity to enjoy thrilling experiences across all five continents ...

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Relais & Châteaux and the Digital World - March 2014

Relais & Châteaux has just made available its free-of-charge application on Android tablets. A new version, which is both aesthetic and ergonomic. The result of an ambitious digital strategy which now includes all the digital tools.

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Six new properties have joined the Relais & Châteaux family. - January 2014

In January 2014, our extended, international Relais & Châteaux family has become even larger with the addition of 6 new properties from 5 different countries: France, Switzerland, Greece, India and China. As it approaches its 60th anniversary, Relais & Châteaux offers unprecedented opportunities to experience flavours from all around the world with six authentic new unique experiences. Places of exceptional historic interest sit side by side with sleek, modern architecture, glorious countryside offers magnificent new vistas, the Maîtres de Maison, chefs and sommeliers breathe soul into these properties and kindle a passion for the Relais & Châteaux Art de Vivre.

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39th International Relais & Châteaux Congress - November 2013

The most important annual meeting of the Association has just concluded. More than 500 Owners, Maîtres de Maison, Grands Chefs from 60 countries participated in the International Congress in Berlin from 17 to 19 November. Following the presentation of the highlights of the past year, a key event was the election of the new International President of Relais & Châteaux and his Executive Committee: a topic fully aligned with this year’s convention theme: “The Transmission”.

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New Relais & Châteaux members - November 2013

Every year the Relais & Châteaux collection adds new hotels and new Grand Chefs. By joining our Association and winning this distinction, each will add their own grain of excitement to the range of emotions we offer.

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Wine – an art de vivre by Relais & Châteaux - October 2013

The grape harvest has finished. The time has come to taste the wines. No time like the present. Once again, this is a Relais & Châteaux family event. Our Innkeepers and Sommeliers are cultivating this quintessentially French art of living all around the world. With their in-depth knowledge of good food and wine, they are well placed to create wonderful experiences: visits to superb wine cellars, lively wine tastings and encounters with high-profile ambassadors… This is the kind of special experience that wine lovers can share, on all five continents. Alternatively, they might choose to wend their way along one of the more intoxicating of our Routes du Bonheur!

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Destination Paris, Relais & Châteaux-style art de vivre in the French capital - October 2013

In summer, Paris and the surrounding areas come to life. Now is the time to (re)discover them. Along their pavements, in all directions, museums, castles, parks, French-style gardens and woodland offer their attractions to travellers. As do their top restaurants, offering the best produce from French land and vineyards. Culture, history and French heritage everywhere you go. These are all values dear to Relais & Châteaux, which was born around 60 years ago… just a stone’s throw from the capital.

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New collection of Gift Boxes: CRÉATION - October 2013

Relais & Châteaux has reinvented the art of giving. Launched in October 2013, CRÉATION gifts is a new collection of art de vivre experiences, and a window into the hearts and souls of our dedicated Maîtres de Maison and talented Chefs. 14 CRÉATION Gift Boxes and Gift Certificates with an original design, to offer a special gift anywhere in the world.

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D?NER DES GRANDS CHEFS LONDON 2013 The World’s Kitchen by the Thames - March 2013

Following the great success in Versailles and New York, this year the Dîner des Grands Chefs descends upon London, where around 50 Relais & Châteaux Grands Chefs from all over the world will celebrate the very best of British produce

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Relais & Châteaux for iPhone and now for iPad - December 2012

Since 13 December 2012, a Relais & Châteaux application for iPad has been available, free of charge, on Apple’s App Store in five languages. This is much more than just news. Relais & Châteaux has entered the digital revolution, with its interactive gallery of 15 000 dream photos of 520 charming hotels and gourmet restaurants, and the promise of idyllic travel. Now you can reserve more quickly and easily than ever.


Salvatore Ferragamo, 2013 Relais & Châteaux Ambassador, CEO of Il Borro and new member of Relais & Châteaux. - November 2012

« Joining Relais & Châteaux means in the case of Il Borro that our family spirit has a place on the world stage, as does our desire to offer a range of unique experiences to our guest and our love of a cuisine that reflects our terroir. »


The 2013 Guide – 36 new properties - November 2012

Dream destinations on every continent: 21 in Europe, 8 in the Americas, 5 in Africa, 1 in Asia and 1 in Oceania... In all, 36 good reasons to travel.


Follow the Guide … of Relais & Châteaux in 2013! - November 2012

Today more than ever before, you can sketch out your own Routes du Bonheur with your eyes closed: 520 charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries.


38th International Relais & Châteaux Congress - November 2012

Relais & Châteaux’ annual meeting was held in Turin from 4 to 6 November. It brought together more than 500 Owners, Maîtres de Maison, and Grand Chefs..., from almost 60 countries, to discuss the important issue of ‘Shared Emotions’.


Biennale des Antiquaires - July 2012

The Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux heat up the pop-up restaurant at the Biennale des Antiquaires. From 14 to 23 September, the Grand Palais in Paris will once again play host to the 26th edition of Biennale des Antiquaires.


The Dîner des Grands Chefs 2012 in New York City - April 2012

The Dîner des Grands Chefs 2012 in New York City: On 16 April, Gotham Hall on Broadway hosted the second edition of the Dîner des Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux.


Dîner des Grands Chefs - March 2012

On April 16, Dîner des Grands Chefs in … New York! Relais & Châteaux invites you to New York, the only North American stop on its Culinary World Tour.


Unique Corporate Retreats - March 2012

For the first time, 100 member properties from the Association have come together in Europe as part of an exclusive collection! “Corporate Retreats by Relais & Châteaux” has been born.


Arrival of Jean-Francois Ferret - March 2012

Against the backdrop of a dynamic development of new products and international expansion, Relais & Châteaux has appointed a new CEO.


37th International Relais & Châteaux Congress - November 2011

The annual Relais & Châteaux meeting drew to a close bringing together more than 600 Owners, Maîtres de Maison, and Grands Chefs from almost 60 countries


The 2012 Relais & Châteaux Trophies - November 2011

Every year, 12 Trophies recognise the exception men, women and properties who exemplify the requisite Relais & Châteaux standards of excellence


45 new properties in the 2012 Guide - November 2011

‘All around the world, unique in the world.’: 25 new properties in Europe, 7 in Asia, 3 in Australasia and 10 in the Americas. 2012 is a record year for the Association


2012: a Guide with 19 new Grands Chefs - November 2011

Fine cuisine continues as one of the defining criteria for Relais & Châteaux properties: 160 Grands Chefs represent the elite cadre of the Associations international chefs


Paulo Coelho, Relais & Châteaux Ambassador 2012 - November 2011

The Brazilian author, Paulo Coelho, who has sold more than 100 million books in 71 languages, sees travel, as much in his books as in his life, as a personal quest and a voyage of discovery.


New Relais & Châteaux application for Blackberry - October 2011

Following the success of the Relais & Châteaux application for the iPhone, downloaded more than 45,000 times, an application for Blackberry is now available which is just as functional and practical. With this app you will be able to search and reserve a room or a table in one of our 500 charming hotels and gourmet restaurants.


Relais & Châteaux continues its development in Asia-Pacific and launches its first international Guide in Chinese. - October 2011

After the launch of the Relais & Châteaux website in Chinese - - in May 2009, the Association continues its development in Asia -Pacific and presents its first Guide in Mandarin.


Relais & Châteaux announces positive results at fiscal year close: a growth of 22.8 % for a turnover of €86 million - July 2011

Continuing the positive trend of its preceding period, Relais & Châteaux announces its business results for the period of June 2010-2011, closing at the end of June.


Discover the videos of Relais & Châteaux with the upgraded iPhone application - May 2011

Planning upcoming vacations, searching for an exceptional dining experience or a room for the same evening – no problem with the new version of the iPhone application of Relais & Châteaux


Le Dîner des Grands Chefs at the Château de Versailles - April 2011

On 6 April 2011 the famous Gallery of Battles at the Château of the Sun King provided the setting for an evening in honour of French culture and gastronomy.


Take the scenic route: A new collection of road maps courtesy of Relais & Châteaux - March 2011

Relais & Châteaux has long curated exceptional travel offerings found in the most superb regions in the world. To take this discernment one step further, not only have the most charming properties been identified but also the most beautiful ways to find them, by re-tracing the road maps of Europe.


The Relais & Châteaux Trophies: recognition of excellence - November 2010

Every year, for more than 20 years now, these prestigious awards have been conferred in recognition of excellence in each category of the demanding Relais & Châteaux standards.


15 new Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux A world leader in culinary arts - November 2010

“the culinary arts are an intrinsic part of the soul and spirit of Relais & Châteaux”.


36 new Relais & Châteaux in the 2011 Guide “La Route du Bonheur” spans the globe - November 2010

In 2011, Relais & Châteaux has expanded by 36 new properties, chosen after a rigorous selection process involving inspections of more than 100 establishments.


Relais & Châteaux introduces the 2011 Guide via an interactive, on-line international press conference - October 2010

On 16 November, the top worldwide press will have the unique privilege of attending Relais & Châteaux’s first interactive, on-line press conference. International President Jaume Tàpies will present the new 2011 Guide.


Thomas Jobbé-Duval joins the Head Office of Relais & Châteaux as Marketing – Product Development Director - October 2010

Thomas Jobbé-Duval joined the senior management team of Relais & Châteaux in October 2010 as Marketing – Product Development Director.


The Route du Bonheur, The 2010 collection of Relais & Châteaux road maps - May 2010

“The Route du Bonheur will go round the world one day”, prophesied an ad in the 1950s for the Relais de Campagne. From Paris to the Côte d’Azur, this itinerary linked up a small number of exclusive stop-overs.


Relais & Châteaux supports brand expansion with new hire - April 2010

Krista Florin appointed new Director of Worldwide Communications & Brand Marketing


Relais & Châteaux strengthens its senior management - March 2010

Benoît Juillet appointed new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the Relais & Châteaux Head Office


Relais & Châteaux application for the iPhone makes dreams increasingly accessible - March 2010

Booking a stay in a Relais & Châteaux is now an interactive pleasure! The Association presents its application for the iPhone with innovative services that make it easy to book any Relais & Châteaux around the world.


Launch of the Relais & Châteaux blog at the Seafood Summit - February 2010

The International President of Relais & Châteaux attended the annual conference of the Seafood Choices Alliance thereby underlining the commitment of Relais & Châteaux member properties to support sustainable fishing practices.


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

After welcoming 31 new members to the 2010 edition of the Relais & Châteaux Guide, the Association admitted six new properties on 1 January 2010.


The Relais & Châteaux chefs commit to protecting humanity’s biggest larder: the sea - November 2009

In this way the Relais & Châteaux members recognise the major role they can play in protecting resources.


Relais & Châteaux Trophies 2010: Rewarding Excellence - November 2009

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.


Carole Bouquet, Relais & Châteaux Ambassadress 2010 - November 2009

Loyal to its motto “All around the world, Unique in the World”, Relais & Châteaux extends an invitation to a journey through the pages of the new 2010 version of its Guide. It contains new sections and a prestigious contribution from Carole Bouquet.


Jaume Tàpies, re-elected International President for 4 years - November 2009

At the congress of the Association 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.


New members and new destinations 2010 - November 2009

The prestigious Relais & Châteaux family continues its growth on the international level by proposing to its guests 31 new members and 3 new destinations in the 2010 issue of its Guide.


Relais & Châteaux: encouraging business results - October 2009

Although fiscal 2008-2009 was a difficult period for Relais & Châteaux member properties due to the impact of the international crisis, the satisfying results recorded by central reservations during the summer season are encouraging for the forthcoming fiscal year.


Relais & Châteaux: Launch of the Lys de Diamant offer - October 2009

Relais & Châteaux launches a new Lys offer on 1 October 2009. A dream gift to place under the Christmas tree.


Relais & Châteaux launches a new Lys offer: moderately priced culinary experiences - October 2009

From today, a new Relais & Châteaux Lys offer reinvents the pleasure of lunch. An opportunity to issue invitations!


5 Relais & Châteaux winners at the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards - August 2009

Readers of the US magazine Travel + Leisure have rewarded the unique character of Relais & Châteaux; 5 Relais & Châteaux members are amongst the winners of the World’s Best Awards 2009.


Relais & Châteaux: A network driven by solidarity - July 2009

More than € 145,600 collected by Massimiliano and Raffaele Alajmo through their initiative “Il Gusto per la Ricerca”.


Relais & Châteaux – The Conquest of the East - June 2009

The Association is launching its first Mandarin version of the website and announces two new members in Japan and one in Macau


The website of the Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux - April 2009

Relais & Châteaux launches the website at the annual meeting of Grands Chefs in Beaune


The world’s culinary elite gathers in Beaune to tackle the crisis - April 2009

The Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux meet in Beaune on Monday, 6 April. On the menu, the sharing of experiences and an action plan with proposals on how to weather the current economic crisis


Relais & Châteaux engages in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases - December 2008

Association gives its support to the Institute for Brain and Spinal Cord Disorders


The 155 Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux innovate and participate in scientific research with the Paul Bocuse Institute - December 2008

Relais & Châteaux continues its pursuit of excellence in the service of its guests.


31 new members join the prestigious Relais & Châteaux family - November 2008

The Maldives now feature in the list of new destinations


Relais & Châteaux Trophies 2009: recognise, reward and promote Art de vivre. - November 2008

15 Trophy-winning properties, 4 new Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux.


New Guide, new members, new ambassador: 2009, the face of Relais & Châteaux will change - November 2008

The writer Douglas Kennedy makes his exclusive contribution to the prestigious guide


Relais & Châteaux strengthens competitiveness of its members by switching to SynXis’ RedX Distribution Management System - November 2008

Following a tender involving six service providers, Relais & Châteaux has selected SynXis, a subsidiary of SABRE HOLDINGS, as its reservations provider.


OpenTable and Relais & Châteaux announce Quality Supplier Partnership - October 2008

OpenTable Europe, a leading provider of restaurant reservation and guest management software, has signed a “Quality Supplier” agreement with Relais & Châteaux, the exclusive collection of 480 of the world’s finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in 56 countries.


Biennale des Antiquaires - September 2008

9 Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux at the ephemeral gourmet restaurant
at the Grand Palais from 11 to 21 September 2008


The new Relais & Châteaux stays - September 2008

17 new themes to be discovered at


Relais & Châteaux, a high performance business model - April 2008

The last Business Survey of the Relais & Châteaux Association reveals the excellent results of its members and confirms the pertinence of its business model


Relais & Châteaux extends the Road to Happiness into India - February 2008

In welcoming 7 new members including 3 in India and 1 in Singapore, Relais & Châteaux steps up its development in Asia.


Relais & Châteaux strengthens its brand presence around the globe and officially opens its 8th international subsidiary in Switzerland - January 2008

By timing the official opening of its subsidiary in Geneva to coincide with the presentation of the 2008 Guide in Switzerland on 14 and 15 January, Relais & Châteaux confirms the vitality of the Swiss market and its dynamic approach to its key markets.


Closer and closer to its New York customers, Relais & Châteaux officially opens its “Maison” in Manhattan - February 2008

In the very heart of New York, between Madison and 5th Avenue, Relais & Châteaux a officially opens its 3rd “Maison des Relais & Châteaux”


The Relais & Châteaux Gift Certificate: A Valentine’s Day Treat - January 2008

The founder of charming hotels and the European leader in Gift Certificates for luxury hotels, Relais & Châteaux invites lovers to enjoy some unique moments, all around the world.


Relais & Châteaux 2008 guide tours Europe - January 2008

The New 2008 Guide, available in six languages, will be presented in seven European metropolises in January


Relais & Châteaux welcomes 9 new members in Asia and Latin America - January 2007

As part of its international development strategy, Relais & strengthens its network with the arrival on 1 January 2007 of 9 new upscale addresses.


Relais & Châteaux - The 2007 Collection - December 2006

The Relais & Châteaux Guide 2007 welcomes 21 new Relais & Châteaux and Relais Gourmands members and further extends its worldwide presence.


Relais & Châteaux offers innovative services for its member hotels and restaurants - February 2007

In order to anticipate market trends and to ensure the competitiveness of its member properties, Relais & Châteaux widens the scope of its services.


Romantic escapes for Valentine’s Day - January 2007

Legend has it that Saint Valentine was chosen as the Patron Saint of Lovers because his name day coincides with the start of the parade of courting birds.


Offer a unique gift, a "château" for the festive season with the new Relais & Châteaux Lys offers - December 2006

Looking for an original gift to put under the Christmas tree? Or a last minute idea to make someone happy at New Year? Why not offer a "château lifestyle" short stay?


Relais & Châteaux, Trophies of Excellence - December 2006

Relais & Châteaux has turned quality into a virtue that is shared by all its members. For each of the 5 Cs, the Association’s values of excellence, one or more trophies pay tribute to those members who have taken quality very close to perfection.


Relais & Châteaux - Sustained Growth - December 2006

The Relais & Châteaux Association presents its Business Survey 2006. Steady growth over the last 12 months. The survey covers the period from 1 October 2005 to 30 September 2006.


Relais & Châteaux launches a new collection of Lys offers - June 2006

Relais & Châteaux launches a new collection of Lys offers and further extends its range of original gifts.


A shower of awards for Relais & Châteaux - October 2006

The Relais & Châteaux- Relais Gourmands around the world win several prizes and awards.


Relais & Châteaux launches the first version of its international guide in Japanese with the support of Toyota Finance - June 2006

Jaume Tàpies, President of Relais & Châteaux, accompanied by Patrick Henriroux, Vice President, have launched the Association’s Japanese edition of its international Guide in Tokyo.


Daniel Boulud, Gary Danko, Thomas Keller, Jean-Georges Vongerichten....the world’s best cuisine prepared by the world’s most famous chefs is at your fingertips! - April 2006

Be among the first to obtain our culinary gift certificates with a 2006 Relais & Châteaux Directory in a unique, sophisticated packaging perfect for gift-giving.


The world’s greatest chefs rally in support of poultry breeders - March 2006

For the first time, the world’s two most prestigious associations of master chefs “Relais Gourmands” and “Traditions & Qualité - Les Grandes Tables du Monde” have decided to rally in support of a common cause.


Jaume Tàpies elected as the new President of Relais & Châteaux with 88 percent of the votes - November 2005

Jaume Tàpies is the 4th President to assume this international function at the head of the Finest Association in the World since its foundation in 1954.


Relais & Châteaux unveils its International Guide 2006 and its 35 new member properties around the world. - November 2005

The Relais & Châteaux Association, reunited for its international congress in Geneva, has just revealed its new members in 2006.


Presentation of the Relais & Châteaux ??Spa Trophy’ 2005 - March 2005

The Relais & Châteaux ??Spa Trophy’ is awarded every year to two properties which, in the opinion of the Association’s guests, have an outstanding wellness and beauty centre.


Relais & Châteaux: Support for rescue operations in South Asia - January 2005

Relais & Châteaux, a major player in the hotel and tourism industry, wants to support the rescue operations in Southeast Asia and express its solidarity with all the populations in distress.

New Website - December 2004

To mark the 10th anniversary of its website, the Relais & Châteaux Association has completely revamped its site, making it more than ever the essential tool for organising exceptional stays.


International Guide 2005 - November 2004

19 hotels and restaurants, from 12 countries, make up the 2005 vintage of the international Relais & Châteaux Association.



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