All around the world, unique in the world

Founded in France in 1954, Relais & Châteaux is considered one of the world’s most prestigious hotel groups. The association includes some of the finest independently owned hotels and restaurants around the globe and the Relais brand is regarded by many cultured travellers as a quality guarantee.

At the heart of Relais & Châteaux lies the 5 C doctrine of: charm, courtesy, cuisine, character and calm. Every members’ promise is to uphold the 5 C quality guarantee.


La Route du Bonheur

Since the beginning, La Route du Bonheur (the road to happiness) has been one of the foundations of Relais & Châteaux. The saying captured the joy of travelling through the French countryside with the lovely “relais” (lodges) and châteaux (castles) that offered such delightful overnight respites. One’s vacation adventure was “connecting the dots” between Relais & Châteaux.

We have our own Western Canadian version of La Routes du Bonheur that includes our fellow members: Kensington Riverside Inn (Calgary, Alberta), Wedgewood Hotel & Spa (Vancouver, BC), Hastings House Country Hotel (Salt Spring Island, BC), Sonora Resort (Sonora Island, BC), and the Wickaninnish Inn (Tofino, BC).