After welcoming 31 new members to the 2010 edition of the Relais & Châteaux Guide, the association admitted six new properties on 1 January 2010.
Jaume Tàpies, International President of Relais & Châteaux, said, “The admission of 6 new prestigious properties to the Relais & Châteaux family from 1 January 2010 testifies to our international presence. The Relais & Châteaux brand is clearly identifiable beyond the borders of Europe and is henceforth represented in Peru, an exceptional destination that is not very well known at the present time amongst the public at large.”
Following the arrival of 6 new properties on 1 January 2010, the prestigious Relais & Châteaux family now has more than 480 members in 58 countries.
The six new members are:
India:The Serai (Rajasthan) - Three hours from Jodhpur, The Serai is a magnificent camp close to the medieval kingdom of Jaisalmer in Radjastan. The hotel is a destination in itself and offers luxurious, spacious and elegant tents. A unique way to discover the treasures of India.
China: Jing’s Residence (Pingyao, Shanxi) - Located in a highly tranquil setting which is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jing’s Residence is the most charming hotel in the region. The history of the village and the mansion, narrated by your hosts, is an experience that takes you to a new world.
Thailand: Supanniga Home (Khon Kaen, Isan) - Situated in the province of Isan, the Relais & Châteaux property Supanniga Home offers three villas tucked away in a tropical garden. The presentation of the dishes, the tea ceremony and the beauty of the garden make this a truly unique destination.
United States: The Jefferson, Washington, DC (USA) - It is rare to find such a warm, welcoming property in the city centre. The extraordinary reception and the excellent cuisine make this address with its impeccable attention to detail a true haven of peace.
Brazil: Santa Teresa Hotel (Rio de Janeiro) - With an attractive design, the modern and comfortable Santa Teresa Hotel offers generous world cuisine with French and Brazilian flourishes. Situated in the historical part of Rio de Janeiro, this Relais & Châteaux property is the perfect place to leave the hustle and bustle behind you.
Peru: Inkaterra La Casona (Cusco) - In the heart of Cusco, this 16th century colonial manor house has been tastefully restored in line with traditions and combines pleasure with charm and elegance. The décor of Spanish inspiration and the inventive cuisine are in perfect harmony with the setting.