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July 16, 2019 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

In the Maldives, South America, France, Europe, or Africa, Relais & Châteaux is expanding the delicious journeys and welcomes 13 new properties, all of which embody the Relais & Châteaux values, with a deep desire to share their history and heritage.

The Nautilus, Baa Atoll, Maldives

The Baa Atoll is the only biosphere reserve in the Maldives recognized by Unesco. On a secluded private island in the atoll, The Nautilus offers houses on stilts with glass floors providing glimpses of the wonders awaiting scuba diving enthusiasts. The wonderfully stylish and bohemian atmosphere of The Nautilus gives this destination an air of earthly paradise for unwinding on the water’s edge.

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Pujol, Mexico

Leading the revival of Mexican gastronomy is Enrique Olvera, whose minimalist yet sophisticated cuisine blends indigenous ingredients and culinary innovation. Located in the Polanco district, the Pujol restaurant is one of the reasons why Mexico is one of the trendiest gastronomic destinations around.

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Nayara Gardens, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Immersed in the luxurious wilderness of the Arenal Volcano National Park, the Nayara Gardens promise a unique experience in the heart of the rainforest. Committed to preserving the ecological balance of one of the most beautiful locations on the planet, you are sure to enjoy every minute.

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Pikaia Lodge, Galapagos, Ecuador

Nestled in the crater of an ancient volcano, the Pikaia overlooks the ocean at 450 meters altitude. A real architectural feat, the building made from glass and volcanic stone is designed to deliver an unbeatably luxurious and eco-friendly experience. The private yacht at your disposal lets you take in the variety of marine wildlife and heavenly beaches on the Galapagos Islands.

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Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester, UK

Opening in November 2019.

A striking example of Edwardian architecture from the 20th Century, this unique and timeless building, once home to the Manchester Stock Exchange is being transformed into a hotel which will offer a collection of 40 rooms, including two signature suites and a stunning 3,500 square foot penthouse residence, The House.

The building, built in 1906, has been meticulously renovated and transformed with the new design by internationally renowned design studio Autoban. The heart and soul of the hotel will be a restaurant and bar by chef Tom Kerridge and will sit beneath the magnificent central dome, which for decades was the trading floor of the Stock Exchange.

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Le Jules Verne, Paris France

Opening July 2019.

Located on the Eiffel Tower’s second floor, Le Jules Verne is a Parisian institution. Frédéric Anton, three-star Chef at Le Pré Catelan and “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” winner, is taking the helm of the Iron Lady’s gourmet restaurant in an exceptional setting revisited by architect Aline Asmar d’Amman. The dialogue between the Chef’s culinary creations and the architecture of the Eiffel Tower makes Le Jules Verne an exquisite gastronomic and cultural destination.

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La Maison des Têtes, Colmar, Alsace, France

Located in the center of the Alsatian town of Colmar, this architectural gem in the Renaissance style is classified as a historical monument and takes its name from the 106 sculpted heads (têtes) that decorate the facade. Balancing history and modernity to perfection, La Maison des Têtes hotel, its historic brasserie and Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant, Le Girardin, share a passion for the exquisitely beautiful.

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Restaurant Le Pré, Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France

Le Pré hotel-restaurant in Durtol, perched above Clermont-Ferrand, reveals the richness of cuisine that evolves with nature. Every morning, starred chef Xavier Beaudiment goes out to pick the wild herbs that grow at the foot of the volcanoes of Auvergne to transport guests taste buds there.

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Hôtel Richer de Belleval, Montpellier, Hérault, France

Opening beginning 2020.

In the heart of the historic center of Montpellier, in Place de la Canourgue, Jacques and Laurent Pourcel are reinventing Hôtel Richer de Belleval, an iconic building in the city. Classified as a historical monument, this 17th century town house with outstanding architectural decoration has been fully restored in order to accommodate a hotel and the Pourcel brothers’ new gastronomic restaurant. Prepare to experience something unique.

Restaurant Frederikshøj, Aarhus, Denmark

The Frederikshøj restaurant offers a panoramic view over the property’s garden, the Thor forest and the Bay of Aarhus. In a typically Scandinavian modern and minimalist setting, the starred Chef Wassim Mohammad Hallal promises to take you on an original and exciting culinary journey incorporating elements of both French cuisine and Nordic Nouvelle Cuisine.

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Château de Vignée, Villiers-sur-Lesse, Wallonia, Belgium

Opening in October 2019.

The 18th century farm/chateau in the Belgian Ardennes has been taken over by the Chef Kwinten Boelen. After refurbishment, Château de Vignée will reopen its doors with 25 rooms, a swimming pool, a spa and a new showcase for the Belgian Chef’s culinary creations, the Arden restaurant. The Chef’s vegetable garden at the property has been established with regional and seasonal cuisine in mind.

Walliserhof Grand-Hotel & Spa, Saas-Fee, Swiss Alps, Switzerland

Opening in December 2019.

The Walliserhof Grand-Hotel & Spa in Saas-Fee has been fully renovated to bring a holistic approach to your Alpine break. With its modern rooms and natural materials, gastronomic restaurant and exceptional spa, the new Walliserhof Grand-Hotel & Spa has every base covered in relation to looking after your body, mind and senses. Situated at 1,800 meters altitude in the Saas Valley, the resort is surrounded by 13 peaks, including a 3,500-meter glacier and provides opportunities for skiing all year round.

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Mpala Jena Camp, Zambezi Park, Zimbabwe

Mpala Jena Camp has a natural spring running through it and is ideal for watching an abundance of wild animals all year round. Nestled in a private concession of the Zambezi national park, the four off-white canvas tents are positioned in the shade of hundred-year-old trees. Each one has a terrace offering access to the private swimming pool that overlooks a tranquil river. Located near to Victoria Falls, this ecolodge is a wonderfully luxurious stopping place for nature lovers.

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