Relais & Châteaux’s collection of villas encompasses every possible kind of location – countryside or seaside, desert or mountain, even city centers – and offers a new style of stay that allows guests to effortlessly blend work, leisure and family life.
Around the world, ski resorts are working towards a more sustainable tourism and the preservation of their environment. Our properties at the foot of the slopes are also working in this direction. Find out how in our first sustainability report.
Imagine a one-of-a-kind journey of undiscovered roads to follow, new sites to explore, hidden panoramic views and overnight stays at Relais & Châteaux properties. These 12 itineraries offer exactly that, chosen from 146 Routes du Bonheur and tailored to the months and seasons.
Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery is located in Istria, a peninsula on the Adriatic in Croatia regarded as the world’s best olive-growing region and famed for having produced oil for Roman Emperors. As well as making wine, the hotel grows olives: every October marks the start of the annual harvest.
France’s famed Champagne region is beloved worldwide for its wine, bubbles, and incomparably talented craftspeople. Visiting the area’s four Relais & Châteaux properties is a delicious way to experience the elements of this effervescent land.
As well as its 580 hotels and restaurants worldwide, Relais & Châteaux offers a meticulously-curated collection of 600 villas. Each blends the privacy and seclusion of a private home with access to all the services guests can expect from a hotel.
An autumnal encounter of two masters – the first of gastronomy, the second of Swiss timepieces – celebrates the great yellow gentian. This seasonal plant can be used in cuisine, liqueurs, even watchmaking.
Cooking over an open fire is as old as humanity’s mastery of fire itself, dating back some 400,000 years. Each region of the world – and indeed nearly every country – has its own tradition and its own distinctive name for it. Time to travel from braai to churrasco and from bulgogi to binchotan.
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.
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.
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.
Find fresh inspiration for your next couple trip with these experiences curated by Relais & Châteaux properties. From soaking up the culture in Japan to a visit to Dracula’s castle, combine a relaxing stay with an adventure for two and make your next vacation a little less ordinary.
The 2023 Relais & Châteaux Trophies are presented with partners who share our values and pride in recognizing expertise across a range of fields. They honor achievements from gastronomy to well-being and environmental responsibility, celebrating all those who embody passion for their profession.
Every country has holiday traditions that put a twinkle in the eye of the young and not-so-young. And Relais & Châteaux properties enjoy keeping these traditions alive, making festive moments more memorable and sharing the celebrations of their local cultures.
Hotels and spas are increasingly incorporating ingredients sourced from their surrounding area – and even their own gardens – into relaxing spa treatments, allowing guests to enjoy a more immersive well-being experience. Here are 10 properties offering pampering products that are also hyper-local.
The view of the Gulf of Naples, with Mount Vesuvius silhouetted against the sky, is instantly recognizable. Despite the very touristic peri-urban area of the Naples metropolis, agriculture is thriving, still producing famed edible wonders, the gustative hallmarks of Neapolitan cuisine.
The Santini family, owner of one of the world’s best restaurants, have decided to turn toward regenerative agriculture, in harmony with nature. A dramatic shift and an essential evolution which brings to life Relais & Châteaux’s 2022 RegenerAction campaign with Slow Food.