The arrival of spring has never been as welcome as it is now and to celebrate, Relais & Châteaux proudly announces that they can welcome eight new members. Discover these extraordinary new locations in Europe and the United States. Each hotel with a spirit, but all seamlessly aligned with the values of Relais & Châteaux. Given the current situation, traveling abroad is unfortunately hardly possible at the moment, but fortunately one of the new hotels is located in beautiful Gouda and a visit to this unique location is certainly worthwhile.
Boutique Hotel Weeshuis Gouda – Gouda, The Netherlands – Opening Spring 2021
WSHS is located in a former monastery from the 16th century in the historic heart of Gouda. The hotel has 25 intimate, special and slightly eccentric suites. These breathe the historic and romantic atmosphere of the beautiful city in the Netherlands and there is a remarkable sense of charm and style. The creative menus of acclaimed chef Martijn Kajuiter in restaurant LIZZ make it an experience of pure pleasure. You can relax in the gracious COCO coffee & cocktail bar.
Hôtel Saint-Delis-Honfleur – Normandy, France
In the heart of the rich historic district of Honfleur in Normandy lies the Hôtel Saint-Delis. This timeless charming hotel full of authenticity offers an oasis of intimacy in its elegant garden. Decorated with beautiful materials and custom furniture, the 9 rooms, 8 suites and lounges evoke a picturesque atmosphere worthy of the talented painter Henri de Saint-Delis, for whom this was his home in the 20th century. https://hotel-saint-delis.fr/ en /
Primard – Guainville, France
Just over 70 km west of Paris, this lush 100-hectare estate sits on the banks of the River Eure. It has become the five-star flagship of the Domaine de Fontenille collection. The owners have taken great care to respect the romantic spirit of the site, with remarkable gardens designed by Jacques Wirtz. In addition to the 31 rooms and nine suites in this idyllic wonderland where water is ubiquitous, you can indulge in the luxurious 5,000 m2 spa and sample the excellent cuisine created by 3-star chef Éric Fréchon.
Cashel Palace – Cashel, Ireland – Opening Fall-Winter 2021
In a village, in the shadow of the Rock of Cashel, this former archiepiscopal mansion offers 34 rooms and 8 suites in a mix of classic and modern elements. Recent renovations have brought to light beautiful ornamental delights and in Ireland the unveiling of the revamped establishment is already generating tremendous enthusiasm, making it one of the most anticipated openings of the year. Guests will experience many magical moments in the landscaped gardens and the hotel’s exquisite spa. This enchanting place will be ideal to relax and refresh body and soul amidst the pastoral landscape of the green heath.
https: //www.cashelpalacehotel. ie /
Villa della Pergola – Alassio, Liguria, Italy
High above the town with sea views, Villa della Pergola cultivates Liguria’s long tradition of Anglo-Indian influences and wonderfully timeless sophistication. The 15 suites are set in five acres of lush Mediterranean gardens. Plant lovers will certainly enjoy the green decor of this extraordinary property, a wonderful combination of exotic plants and a sublime sea view. Epicureans can also look forward to a gastronomic experience in the restaurant, which was proudly recently awarded its first Michelin star.
https: //www.villadellapergola. com / and /
Quinta Nova – Covas do Douro, Portugal
Located in the vineyards of an 18th century estate, Quinta Nova overlooks the beautiful tapestries of the Douro Valley. With a delicious combination of oenology, good food and hospitality, this quiet and spacious family hotel with 11 rooms invites you to enjoy an unforgettable experience where time literally stands still. This is evident from the breathtaking view of the natural surroundings. The wine region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the perfect place to taste exquisite wines, which are produced on site according to a special process. And all this in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Xenodocheio Milos – Athens, Greece
A new gastronomic arts hotel by Astiatorio Milos opens in the center of Athens, opposite Mount Lycabettus, in one of the most beautiful neoclassical buildings of the Greek capital. This is the work of the celebrity chef Costas Spiliadis. After conquering the world’s major cities, the chef is now bringing his superior seafood skills back to his native land with a top-quality Mediterranean menu. This 5-star hotel with approximately 40 rooms and suites will expertly demonstrate the warmth of Greek hospitality and the charm of the country’s art of living.
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The Swag – Waynesville, North Carolina, USA
Situated on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, The Swag is the perfect mountaintop retreat for relaxation and rejuvenation. With breathtaking views of four of North Carolina’s highest mountains, the delightfully romantic atmosphere invites you to escape to a world of rustic luxury.
Founded in 1954, Relais & Châteaux is an association of 580 unique hotels and restaurants around the world, owned and operated by independent entrepreneurs – in most cases families – united by a passion for their profession and the desire for an authentic bond. with their guests. Present on all five continents, from the vineyards of Napa Valley and French Provence to the beaches of the Indian Ocean. It offers an introduction to a lifestyle inspired by the local culture and a unique dive into human history. Relais & Châteaux invites travelers from all over the world to enjoy “wonderful journeys”, to taste the inimitable art of living rooted in each local culture and to share unique and unforgettable experiences.