Friday, May 27, 2011

2011 Relais & Châteaux Guide Book

The annual Relais & Châteaux Guide Book has become one of the discerning traveller's most treasured resources. A compendium of 500 of the world's most intimate charming and authentic hotels and restaurants, the 2011 Relais & Châteaux Guide Book provides 680 pages of properties to be discovered and dreams to be fulfilled.

Relais & Châteaux began in 1954 as a way for holiday-makers to find charming places to stay and dine along the route from Paris to the Riviera. It was a mini-guide created by eight hoteliers who banded together to divert travellers from France's new highway, inviting them to instead discover a "Route du Bonheur" of fine dining experiences in exquisite private hotel settings along the way.

This "Road to Happiness" has since spread to 61 countries, including Australia and New Zealand. Relais & Châteaux properties now embrace myriad styles, from romantic converted castles to charming country inns, exotic beach villas, magical mountain chalets, game reserve lodges and chic contemporary hideaways.

For more information about the 2011 Relais & Châteaux Guide Book, visit Relais & Châteaux.

Have a lovely day!… Anna