There are some values which, when shared between different disciplines, cultivate a genuine sense of connection: deep respect for heritage and meticulous technique reveal the common ground between Blancpain Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie and the Sühring brother-chefs.
Vienna, Austria: does any other metropolis in the world have as many streets and squares named after composers– Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss and Brahms? Each one of these musicians is a strand in the city’s DNA and their faces can often still be seen on the city’s many advertising pillars.
Eight destinations–found at the ends of the earth–take travel into a truly unprecedented dimension. Their isolated locales offer a unique perspective in space and time, all while offering deep immersions in restorative sleep, transcendent dining experiences, and once-in-a-lifetime activities.
From the jungles of India to the rugged coasts of New Zealand, travelling to see wild animals in their natural habitats doesn’t just create magical memories–it can also support vital efforts to protect endangered species and other remarkable creatures for future generations to enjoy.
"The mountains are calling, and I must go." Celebrated mountaineer John Muir marveled at the secrets the mountains keep, and his words still resonate with modern travelers. From the Rockies to the Alps, by way of Japan, three local experts speak about their favorite summits.
It’s rare to find countries in which you can find both sand dunes and (nearly) permanent snow, whatever the season – and can travel between the two in a single day. Morocco is one such destination.
From Fogo Island to the Rockies, Relais & Châteaux invites you to explore Canadian cuisine through the diversity of this vast country’s territories. Our seven properties here are dedicated to preserving their regions’ unique identities by putting each one’s history and culture on the menu.
In a country renowned for its wine and beef, some passionate gourmands are seeking to expand perceptions of their culinary repertoire. Gonzalo Aramburu is one of them. He introduces guests at his eponymous two-Michelin starred restaurant in Buenos Aires to an ever-wider palette of local flavors.
Classified as a Sauternes Premier Grand Cru, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey invites guests to travel through time from the Middle Ages to the Belle Époque. The estate, owned by Lalique Group, includes a two-Michelin-star restaurant and a five-star hotel showcasing works by the iconic glassmaker.
In the north and south of Portugal are two wine estates: Quinta Nova is built on three centuries of history; Herdade da Malhadinha Nova is more than one hundred years old. Two contrasting terroirs; two distinct identities. Yet both are facing up to the challenges of climate change.
United by their pursuit of perfection and passion for sustainability, Holger Bodendorf, host and chef at Landhaus Stricker Hotel, and Blancpain Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie are committed to protecting Sylt island, a unique site of conservation. Nature, after all, is our greatest treasure.
From cultivating fruit, vegetables, rice and cereals, to rearing rare-breed cattle or keeping bees, the gardens and farms of Relais & Châteaux properties produce an astonishing array of organic products that are as delicious as they are healthy and beneficial for the planet.
Relais & Châteaux’s divining rods point the way to the ultimate in spring water spas. Whether you prefer a country estate, mountain getaway, an Eastern European sanctuary or a traditional Asian bath, here are inspiring locations for healthy and relaxing immersions in wonderfully soothing waters.
Curl up in a cabin in the treetops or cuddle up under a warm quilt beneath starry, starry skies–Relais & Châteaux's more unusual accommodations are ideal for lovers of adventure and exploration and perfect for those in search of the most wildly romantic destinations.
Its terracotta cover is ever-present and highly recognizable on every visit to a Relais & Châteaux establishment. In this second edition, Travel Book extends an invitation to discover a philosophy for hospitality that combines individuality, sustainability and endless appeals to the imagination.
At Relais & Châteaux, hotels and restaurants handed down the generations invite you to connect with their storied past. With many properties centuries old, they celebrate the passage of time with joy, proudly connected to their roots yet always ready to embrace the opportunities of a new era.
Alongside partners who share our values, we are proud to recognize professionals throughout our network as recipients of Relais & Châteaux Trophies for 2024. These awards celebrate all those who are truly dedicated to their profession, inspiring passion in others across multiple disciplines.
Spend your holiday season in a winter wonderland–deep in a snowy forest or beside a tranquil lake. These ten exceptional properties offer snug getaways where you can fully experience the essence of a landscape before returning to the reassuring warmth of logs crackling in the fireplace.