Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of 500 of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in 56 countries. Established in France in 1954, the Association’s mission is to spread its unique art de vivre across the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character.
Furthermore, Relais & Châteaux is also a family of hoteliers and Grands Chefs from all over the world who share a passion for and a personal commitment to ensuring their guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony. To choose Relais & Châteaux is to experience an unforgettable celebration of the senses. From the vineyards in Napa valley to the beaches in Bali, the Relais & Châteaux signature reflects this ambition: “All around the world, unique in the world."
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, six properties offer an opportunity to explore both the dynamism of New Zealand’s cities as well as the isolation of its breathtaking landscapes.