WELCOME TO RELAIS & CHATEAUX
“Our association brings together 580 properties across 65 countries worldwide. Every establishment is unique – and such diversity is our strength. For each property will enhance your professional and personal growth by virtue of its history, its culture, and the character and skill of the women and men who own and operate it.
Whether you intend to forge a lasting career with us or are seeking a seasonal position, Relais & Châteaux will instruct you in the art of hospitality and the cuisines of our planet in ways that no book or training programme could ever achieve. And every step of your journey will open new doors for you.
Become an agent of change: Join our family of 42,000 passionate, committed employees who devote their energy and expertise each day to our shared desire to make a better world, a more humane world, through cuisine and hospitality!”
President, Relais & Châteaux
OUR VALUES & PROMISES
Grow within a network that spans more than 65 countries, with opportunities in all areas of hospitality.
A SENSE OF COMMITMENT
Join us in preserving unique local traditions, culinary heritage and biodiversity. We work together to create a better world through cuisine and hospitality.
A COMMUNITY TO SAVOUR
Our 580 properties embody the passion and drive of each owner and their team, embedded in their local community.
A TASTE FOR LEARNING
Develop your skills and knowledge alongside professionals who are experts in their field.
A MINDFUL CLIENTELE
Become an ambassador of our approach to l’Art de Vivre and help create delightful experiences for guests who share our values.
AN ENDLESS MENU OF OPPORTUNITIES
A career path with a unique flavour: forge your own path within our global network that prides itself on referring talent to other properties.
Relais & Chateaux could be thought of as a beautiful French library,
filled with wonderful books, all sharing the same title
Au bonheur de vivre (‘In Honour of the Joys of Living’).
Owner of Les Maisons de Bricourt, France and Vice-President of Relais & Châteaux
Relais & Châteaux was founded in 1954, when the hoteliers and chefs of just eight small, independent properties in France joined forces to advertise their very different establishments – all charming in their own way, yet united by shared values – under the slogan La Route du Bonheur (‘The Road of Happiness’).
These eight properties, located on the road from Paris to Nice, all offered top-quality amenities,
outstanding fine dining and their own particular ideas about l’Art de vivre.
From these humble roots, the association has grown to 580 exceptional hotels and restaurants in more than 65 countries, across five continents, to form the most prestigious hotel Association in the world. Our properties are run by independent entrepreneurs – most often families – who are passionate about their craft and deeply committed to forging warm, lasting relationships with their guests.
Relais & Châteaux members protect and promote the wealth and diversity of the world’s culinary and hospitality traditions, to ensure they continue to thrive. We invite guests from across the globe to savour the delicious journey of each local culture.
CREATING DELICIOUS JOURNEYS
Immerse yourself in the world of Relais & Châteaux with these short films.
OUR UNIQUE APPROACH