Glenn Viel lives life intensely. This intensity is expressed in streamlined, minimalist dishes with powerful, persistent tastes. His life is a race against the clock, and on that race he is accompanied by a Fifty Fathoms diver’s watch from the prestigious master watchmaker Blancpain.
Canada’s west coast lures nature lovers with diverse wildlife and cultural immersion. To showcase British Columbia’s best assets, Sonora Resort takes a green approach to everything they do, working to preserve the natural surroundings while providing unparalleled experiences for guests.
As the world re-opens after the pandemic, a trip to Hawaii is a particularly rewarding destination, promising natural wonders that almost seem out of this world. Within the planet’s most isolated archipelago, the island of Maui offers the most exemplary of climates.
A five-star hotel and three-star restaurant with deep Savoyard roots is home to masterful mountain savoir-faire – dedication that, in 2020, earned the French property recognition as an Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant, a Living Heritage Company.
For International Women’s Day, ten women from the Relais & Châteaux family reveal their vision of hospitality—and how they are meeting the challenges facing the industry following the pandemic.
The history of Venice tells a story of a city that stretches far beyond its iconic islands and canals. From the 16th to 18th centuries, it expanded across the waters of the lagoon, to the mainlands of Veneto, where it became equally renowned for the majestic villas built along the Brenta river.
When Carla Sousa leaves the kitchens of the Valverde Hotel in her adopted city of Lisbon, it is to take the road less traveled, far from the city’s typical picture postcard image. This unconventional chef, from Cape Verde, leads us on a colorful gastronomic stroll.
Cementing a reputation built on the prestigious Le Calandre restaurant, in Rubano, northern Italy, brothers Max and Raf Alajmo have spun a web that shines brightly in Italy itself and dazzles across Europe. Woven through it is the secret of their gastronomic success: the intensity of family spirit.
Christopher Coutanceau, the chef-fisherman from La Rochelle and new friend of fine watchmaker Blancpain, takes a moment to talk about his relationship with time. From the lunchtime rush to the future of the oceans, he lives a life of dedication and urgency.
Each year in September and October, grape harvest time marks the beginning of a season of festivities, discoveries and renewal for all vineyard lovers. Here is a selection of 10 properties for a celebration of castles and their harvests.
Beyond its culinary appeal, a meal at a restaurant must carry the meaning of hospitality as it is conveyed by the chef and maître d’hôtel to each patron. Some experiences are so filled with personalized attention that one feels pampered in an exclusive way.
Guests experience wine tourism at more than 250 Relais & Châteaux properties, 60 of which produce wine. On these estates, "sense of place" takes center stage where terroir and passion collide to produce some of the world's most interesting wines, all done with sustainability at top of mind.
Whether nestled in the depths of the old-growth forest or near the ocean waves along the shorelines, these ten locations all enjoy exceptional natural surroundings, and many are completely isolated, offering unique stays in cabins, huts and tents – and giving you a new angle on the world.
Travelers today face a dilemma between the desire to enjoy unique experiences and their ability to live according to their ecological convictions. How can they reconcile this environmental responsibility when the very principle of travel is to move from one place to another?
Emblematic of the mischievous Gallic sense of humor, “April Fish Day” (April 1st) is the French version of April Fools’ Day. In honour of this curious custom, we invite you to sample some of April's greatest catches from rivers, lakes and seas the world over, courtesy of our amazing chefs.
Wild or manicured lawns, floral fragrances or the scent of freshly-cut grass, edged with flowers or dotted with shady gazebos. No matter where in the world, a garden is an invitation to a journey within a journey, an opportunity to breathe and become one with nature.
For couples looking to keep the romance alive, these escapes will keep things hot (literally) during the cooler months of winter. From a steaming soak in Polynesia to a hot stone massage in Canada, this is a world tour of the most romantic winter warming experiences.
In almost every culture around the world, it’s possible to find time-proven practices that honor physical and spiritual ancient well-being rites and provide a chance to discover a land’s historic and cultural treasures. This world tour offers ways to reconnect with ourselves and others.