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.
Late summer is a great time to discover the surprising side of this ancient city. At first sight, Rome might appear to be an open-air museum, yet can turn out to be surprisingly modern. Follow our guide through the Eternal City.
With newfound gratitude after a year and a half unlike any other, Managing Director Andrew Stembridge of Chewton Glen in the UK reflects on the property’s evolution since its humble beginnings, putting emphasis on quality over quantity. This resilience gave Chewton Glen the strength to start anew.
From a remote lodge on Vancouver Island to a former Rockefeller estate in the Adirondacks, these five properties offer guests the chance to commune with nature.
Through pictures by British photographer Adam Slama, explore the heady charms of the Mexican city of Tequila.
After a year-long review, it has become clear that sustainability must become even more of a main course issue in the culinary philosophy and style of Relais & Châteaux chefs. Aware of the key role she plays, chef Vicky Lau of Tate Dining Room in Hong Kong shares precisely this commitment.
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.
For World Bee Day, Manuel Palermo of Testuya’s in Australia carefully assembles a collection of diverse flavors to harmonise with a distinct-tasting Tasmanian honey.
For World Bee Day, Nico Orduz of 11 Cadogan Gardens in London sources an artisanal Irish honey to match the taste profile of a Hennessy-based Champagne cocktail.
For World Bee Day, Michela Scarello of Agli Amici in Italy pairs a local, cherry blossom honey with Taylor’s White Port.
For World Bee Day, James Hayward of Le 18bar at Hôtel Le Place d’Armes in Luxembourg showcases a creative combination of local, organic and urban honey with Absolut Elyx.
As European Heritage Days are celebrated across Europe, Relais & Châteaux already boasts many magnificent properties that are an integral part of their country’s history and culture. Take your pick from a riad, palazzo or a converted factory or Atlantic fort.
Snorkeling to see the Mediterranean’s underwater treasures, kayaking in the Dordogne, swimming in the limpid waters of Lake Annecy or a Nice backcountry lagoon, communing with the tides of Brittany. Here are ten elemental immersions to enjoy while staying at Relais & Châteaux properties.
Whether you choose the countryside, seaside or mountains, the large villas from Relais & Châteaux can be shared by your family and friends to fully enjoy the best moments of life: escapes, vacations, long weekends and celebrations.
United Nations World Oceans Day, celebrated on June 8, is designed to raise public awareness about the importance of better managing the oceans and their resources.
In celebration of World Oceans Day, Relais & Châteaux, committed to protecting marine resources since 2009, takes you to the world’s far-flung atolls to meet extraordinary underwater fauna, along with its partner, Blancpain, a staunch defender of the great hammerhead shark.
"There would be no life on Earth without the seas." For United Nations' World Oceans Day theme of "The Ocean: Life & Livelihoods", nearly 200 Relais & Châteaux join forces for an Ode to Shellfish to support the growth and development of a sustainable blue economy.