“More than a brand, Relais & Châteaux represents a profound philosophy: to make a better world through cuisine and hospitality.”
“The plate must reflect a sense of place. What is the point of drinking the same wine or eating the same food all over the world?”
Relais & Châteaux, established in 1954, is an association of 580 unique hotels and restaurants throughout the world, owned and operated by independent entrepreneurs – most often families – who are passionate about their craft and deeply committed to forging warm, lasting relationships with their guests.
Relais & Châteaux members protect and promote the wealth and diversity of the world’s culinary and hospitality traditions, to ensure they continue to thrive. They are equally dedicated to preserving local heritage and the environment, as articulated in the association’s Vision presented to UNESCO in November 2014.
Discover all 20 commitments presented to UNESCO here.
We believe the most meaningful sense of hospitality invites guests to discover the world in profoundly beautiful ways. As such, the standards we set for the association are subtle, sophisticated and based on emotion. This approach enables guests to truly savor their stay and to treasure its memory.
FACTS & FIGURES
65 countries – 5 continents
13,768 rooms and suites – including 600 villas
42,000 staff members
80 standalone restaurants
340 Michelin stars
300 properties tend kitchen gardens
100 properties keep bees
55 properties produce wine