Established over half a century ago, Relais & ChĂ˘teaux is an association of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs that has set the standard for excellence in hospitality. Relais & ChĂ˘teaux has redefined luxury hospitality by emphasising holistic experiences that transport its guests, taking them on a sensual journey and introducing them to a deeper, truer understanding of the Art of Living.
The story of Relais & ChĂ˘teaux begins in 1941 when two former music hall entertainers, Marcel and Nelly Tilloy purchased “La Cardinale”, an estate in the RhĂ´ne Valley. In 1952 the Tilloys began recruiting other hoteliers and restaurant owners that shared the same level of quality and excellence and passion for fine cuisine and “Art de Vivre”. In 1954, this group of kindred spirits merged together to create Relais & ChĂ˘teaux. In the beginning, there were only eight establishments along the road between Paris and the French Riviera. Today, there are 500 members that are a part of Relais & ChĂ˘teaux.
The Relais & ChĂ˘teaux signature reflects this ambition:
"ALL AROUND THE WORLD, UNIQUE IN THE WORLD."