"I was born in France, but have spent a large part of my life travelling. After cooking in Italy and Switzerland, I landed in Chicago in 1984 to re-open Maxim’s restaurant. At the time, I was in charge of the prestigious Auberge de l’Ill, in Alsace. It was a real leap into the dark. I couldn’t speak a word of English, and knew nothing of the city; yet I have never left. For me, the “Windy City” is the loveliest city in the world. Its skyline and lake give it a unique atmosphere. Above all, this is one of the rare cities in the world where you really feel the change of seasons …"
Property reopened on 15/05/2020
Hotel and restaurant on a lake. Forget about cars – here your vehicle is the canoe. Canoe Bay offers a different rhythm, another way of looking at things, where you always have plenty of time and feel at one with nature. Set in a well-preserved, enchanting part of Wisconsin, the property features Prairie-style cottages designed by a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright. Simple pleasures like a stroll through the woods, a swim in the lake or tasting great vintages from the wine cellar will make your days memorable. The lakeside terraces invite you to gaze at the view, daydream or read. Light floods into the cedarwood interiors and soothes the senses. This is a refuge for the most romantic souls. ... Learn moreless
This is one of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava’s masterpieces. The Milwaukee Art Museum extension looks like a gigantic white bird preparing for flight! It features wings for sunshades that open and close according to the weather. An exceptional architectural accomplishment that almost makes one...Read More less
Property reopened on 30/07/2020
Restaurant in town. Chef Joho embodies the American dream: 30 years after leaving his native France, he has become one of the most respected chefs in the U.S. Everest, his restaurant on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange, offers stunning views of the city through large bay windows. Joho offers personalized French cuisine, creating delicious surprises with combinations like foie gras or caviar paired with the humble potato and turnip. In honor of his homeland, Alsace wines star in many of his recipes, like Roasted Maine Lobster in Alsace Gewürztraminer Butter and Ginger. Everest is also home to a remarkable collection of works by contemporary artists. ... Learn moreless
Walking tours are organized downtown and along the river to discover the city’s architecture. For a long time, Chicago was home to the tallest tower in the world, and its very open skyline remains one of the most impressive known to me. Great architects have left their mark on Chicago: for example, you...Read More less
With its vast sand dunes and lakeshore beaches, Warren Dunes is one of the most beautiful parks in the country. Paths and picnic areas were developed along the length of its 790 hectares. Here, on the shores of Lake Michigan you feel as if you are by the sea …
The eastern shore of Lake Michigan is where you’ll find this incredible bakery which opened in 1967 and was recently awarded the title "Retail Bakery of the Year". Their artisan breads, rye breads and baguettes are cooked in an oven purchased specially in France, and are among the best in the United...Read More less
Property reopened on 21/06/2020
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. ... Learn moreless
Opened in 2001, this tropical garden provides an amazing and exotic journey. Make your way past thousands of butterflies, tropical flowers and plants, exotic birds, turtles, and insects. Colourful butterflies land on your shoulder and your back in a warm and humid atmosphere (the temperature fluctuates...Read More less
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Restaurant in town. Alo is making its mark in Toronto. On the third floor of a building in Chinatown, Patrick Kriss has chosen the most unexpected of places for this sophisticated restaurant, guarding its air of mystery. Wide parquet floors, large windows that look over the street and allow in natural light, detailing all in copper... every aspect of this space, including its sound design, is intended to create a warm, welcoming, and energising setting. In his open kitchen, Patrick Kriss has developed his own idea of dining through a tasting menu full of surprises. It is the culmination of many hours of work, beginning with the time spent sourcing the best products, local or not. ... Learn moreless
The Toronto Maple Leafs team is one of the most prestigious in the NHL, the North American Hockey League (on ice).13-time winner of the famous Stanley Cup (the last dating back to 1967!), the Toronto team plays almost all its matches to a full house at the Air Canada Center. If you can’t get a place,...Read More less
Paris has its Eiffel Tower, Toronto has its CN Tower! Built at the heart of the town between 1973 and 1976, this concrete needle offers a spectacular view over Toronto and the surrounding areas (except on hazy days). A glass-sided elevator takes panorama lovers up to 342m above ground level (the summit...Read More less
Legend has it that the recipe for chicken wings – one of Americans’ favourite dishes – was invented at the Anchor Bar in 1964. Coated in a Cayenne pepper and butter sauce, the fried wings and drumsticks are generally served with a Blue cheese dressing. The original recipe is still kept top secret. Some...Read More less
Property reopened on 22/05/2020
Hotel and restaurant in the mountains. In a gorgeously green and unspoilt part of Pennsylvania, halfway between Pittsburgh and Buffalo, lies this charming lodge on a 1500-acre property. Built in the 1920s and handed down from one generation of the Dorn family to the next, Glendorn is now owned by J. Cliff Forrest who ensures it retains all its original charm and authenticity. The main lodge and individual cabins are built with sequoia wood and blend perfectly into the breathtaking natural surroundings. In the forest of hemlock spruces, it is not uncommon to spot foxes, deer, bears or beavers and there are 7.25km of privately owned banks along Fuller Brook for fly fishing, accompanied by experienced guides. With numerous options for adventure, plus top-calibre culinary experiences, and the Forest Spa, there is something for every member of the family to enjoy. ... Learn moreless
Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh in 1928. Opened about twenty years ago, this museum gathers one of the largest collections of work created by the "Pope of Pop". There are many thousands of documents and some 900 paintings, films, and photos evoking the life of the artist known worldwide for his Campbell’s...Read More less
**Offer cannot be combined, valid for an itinerary in at least 2 different Relais & Châteaux establishments before December 31, 2020, reserved with Relais & Châteaux concierges from June 25, 2020, discount applicable on certain rates and certain establishments. List available from our concierges.
Total price communicated as an indication, based on a stay of the number of nights recommended on this webpage, taking place in the next 3 months, and based on double occupancy (excluding recommended activities, excluding properties not bookable online).
To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.