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Relais & Châteaux President Visits Africa Delegation

May 14, 2014 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

As part of the multiple celebrations taking place worldwide to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Relais & Châteaux Association; the Africa and Indian Ocean Island Delegation welcomed President, Philippe Gombert, who flew in from Paris to lead the annual general meeting on Friday 9 May held at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel in Constantia. 

Gombert presented the Relais & Châteaux Association vision for the year ahead with new direction and initiatives as well as exciting and unique new Routes du Bonheur. image006

Also over this time was the unveiling of the Africa Delegation’s first Gastronomic Bar during the We Are Africa trade show in Cape Town. Grand Chef, Peter Tempelhoff and Executive Chefs from member properties, Morukuru Family, The Cellars-Hohenort and The Marine in Hermanus created various mouth-watering dishes to delight guests. Relais & Châteaux partners – Waterford Wine, Acqua Panna, San Pellegrino, Valrhona chocolate and Nespresso coffee were also on offer.

Comments Director, Annie-Claude Bergonzoli: “Philippe Gombert’s vision for the year ahead will only enhance the unique offerings that each and every member property presents guests. The pop up Gastronomic Bar will be duplicated at future events whilst showcasing the very finest cuisine, created by the properties Chefs, paired with extraordinary wines. This is our way of creating an informal food and wine offering that is adaptable throughout the 60th Anniversary year and upcoming functions.” or

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