The criteria for becoming a member of the Relais & Châteaux are stringent. Following an invitation to apply, a candidate property forwards its official dossier to the group’s head office in Paris. If the application meets a set of formal conditions, suitability is evaluated during an initial property inspection.
After these preliminary efforts, the establishment is visited anonymously (several times in the year following application) to determine whether its services comply with the Relais & Châteaux Quality Charter, or the “5 C’s”: character, calm, charm, courtesy and cuisine.
Each property within this group is privately owned and operated. Beyond that of quality, their common denominator is the passion with which every hotelier runs his particular establishment. At this time, there are 14 Relais & Châteaux properties in Canada.
As our schedules get busier and our lives more hectic, the concept of sitting down and experiencing a meal becomes a notion, a reminiscent luxury, of the past. Today, even when people take the time to sit down for a meal with one another, too often their attention is focused on things other than the company they’re with and the food they’re eating. At Relais & Châteaux properties across North America we aspire to remind people what it truly means to experience the moment and the value of making time for what is important.
Explore our fellow Relais & Châteaux properties and Relais Gourmand restaurants in Canada: