The Relais & Châteaux group welcomes eight new hotel and restaurant associates in this first quarter: 1 in France (Alsace), 1 in Belgium (Antwerp), 3 in Spain (Catalonia, Cantabria and Galicia), 2 in the United States (Arizona and Oregon) and 1 in Japan (Nara).
In France, on the edge of the Vosges natural park, in the picturesque Alsatian countryside, the establishment Merise combines refinement and simplicity and its restaurant, awarded 2 stars by the 2022 Michelin guide, is aimed at lovers of good food looking for cuisine with local products.
In Belgium, on the ninth floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, self-taught chef Viki Geunes opened the restaurant in 2022 Zilte, already 3 Michelin stars. With a breathtaking view of the port, the scent of the sea is in the spotlight in this restaurant whose name means “salt” in Dutch.
In Spain, in the region of Galicia, located at the western end of Europe, at the edge of the ocean, the Pepe Vieira Restaurante & Hotel promises a spectacular dining experience. During an interactive dinner, guests can visit the kitchens of the restaurant, awarded two stars and a green star in the 2023 Michelin Guide.
Still in the north of the country, the Cantabrian countryside serves as a framework for Palacio La Helguera, a 17th-century palace turned into a hotel that welcomes adults only. The owner, also an interior designer with a passion for history, has given this house a unique soul.
THE Gran Hotel Mas d’en Bruno is located in the Priorat region, the excellent and still little known wine region of Spanish Catalonia. With a high-level cellar, three restaurants, a spa and a huge swimming pool from which you can admire the vineyard, the residence is ideal for living a unique experience, off the beaten track of wine tourism.
THE Tributary Hotel is the gateway to the Willamette Valley, considered by expert winemakers to be the new Napa Valley. Shaun Kajiwara and Katie Jackson, also winery owners, took inspiration from the land to create this boutique hotel in a century-old industrial building.
Its eight suites, intimate and bright, are a must for anyone wishing to discover this new wine eldorado. The mansion also houses a gourmet restaurant, Okta.
The hotel-restaurant-spa complex Mii love is located in the heart of the red rock canyon in Boynton, Arizona, two hours from the Grand Canyon. Not far from the small town of Sedona, this haven of peace is one of the best spa and wellness destinations in the world.
Renovated in 2022, the Noborioji Hotel Nara is conveniently located in the heart of historic Nara, just a short walk from the traditional landmarks of Japan’s former imperial capital.
Behind her rises the silhouette of Kōfukuji, one of Japan’s oldest temples and a landmark of this World Heritage city. Music lovers will enjoy the evenings with a live classical concert at the restaurant Woodwhere innovative fine French cuisine is offered using local Nara ingredients.