Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of 580 of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in 65 countries.
Relais & Châteaux, established in 1954, is an association of 580 unique hotels and restaurants throughout the world, owned and operated by independent entrepreneurs – most often families – who are passionate about their craft and deeply committed to forging warm, lasting relationships with their guests.
Relais & Châteaux members protect and promote the wealth and diversity of the world’s culinary and hospitality traditions, to ensure they continue to thrive. They are equally dedicated to preserving local heritage and the environment, as articulated in the association’s Vision presented to UNESCO in November 2014.
In New Zealand, the Relais & Châteaux “Route du Bonheur” provides an overview of this magnificent destination from the wide open sub-tropical beaches of Northland to the majestic beauty of Central Otago’s Southern Alps.
Following from North to South, seven properties offer an opportunity to explore both the dynamism of New Zealand’s cities as well as the isolation of its breathtaking landscapes.