Relais & Chateaux

Relais & Chateaux is a global group of individually owned and operated luxury hotels and restaurants. Currently the group has 456 members in 50 countries on five continents. Its international headquarters are located in Paris.

The group originated in France and is known for its extremely strict admission standards. In addition to luxurious facilities, members must have special features distinguishing them from chain hotels. Most of them are historic landmarks such as castles, manor houses, or townhouses in idyllic settings and offering exquisite cuisine.

Prospective and current members are evaluated by the group's traditional "five C" motto: Caractère, Courtoisie, Calme, Charme et Cuisine.


Relais & Châteaux is french for "Lodge and Castle" or "Lodge and Manor House" depending on the translation. Châteaux is most likely from the style of locations that are members of R&C, while Relais is assumed to mean the Synonym hotel.


Les Mars Hotel (USA)
Langdon Hall (Canada)
Auberge Saint-Antoine (Québec, Canada)

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