Established in 1901, the Relais & Châteaux association boasts 560 autonomous members, including
luxury hotels and restaurants, spanning 70 countries across five continents. Today, the association is
welcoming eight new properties that epitomize the fusion of cuisine, culture, and nature, while redefining
the concepts of luxury and well-being.

“I’m delighted that these eight new properties have become part of Relais & Châteaux,
complementing our existing establishments. With each of these members, we share a passion for
authenticity and terroir, as they are committed to showcasing, sharing, and preserving the
the culinary, cultural, architectural, and natural heritage of their regions,” says Laurent Gardinier,
President of Relais & Châteaux.

These eight new establishments, encompassing city, nature, desert, sea, and countryside settings,
promise to delight travelers seeking novel experiences and discoveries.

Morikuru Family Madikwe, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Morikuru Family Madikwe, situated in the Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa, transcends the
boundaries of a mere hotel. It serves as a harmonious community where humans and wildlife coexist.
This sought-after safari destination, accessible with just a one-hour flight from Johannesburg, comprises
three secluded villas surrounded by the wilderness. Guests can indulge in personalized luxury services,
including a private chef, butler, and attentive staff, ready to cater to their every need.
Embracing eco-consciousness, each villa relies on solar power to preserve the delicate ecosystem. The
contemporary interior design showcases the prominence of wood and natural stone. For an immersive
experience, the establishment also offers personalized safaris led by expert guides and private trackers,
ensuring a memorable and intimate encounter with the magnificent wildlife.

Fyn Restaurant, Cape Town, South Africa

Nestled in the historic heart of Cape Town, Fyn restaurant stands as a mecca for African gastronomy.
Garnering international recognition, it has secured a spot on the list of the world’s top 50 restaurants for
three consecutive years and holds the prestigious title of Africa’s best restaurant. The culinary
experience at Fyn showcases a remarkable fusion of African and Japanese culinary art, offering a
delightful surprise for taste buds and palates alike.
Under the guidance of Chef Ashley Moss, the cuisine revolves around sustainable, locally sourced, and
seasonal ingredients, with a profound emphasis on provenance and terroir. Catering to diverse
preferences, the restaurant offers pescatarian, vegetarian, and vegan menus.
Accompanying the delectable dishes are an array of old and rare South African wines, enriching the
overall dining experience. The warm and inviting ambiance, created by interior architect Tristan du
Plessis, adds to the restaurant’s allure, ensuring a memorable and sophisticated dining affair.

The Ponant

This sailing establishment offers week-long cruises across the seas, introducing explorers to uncharted
landscapes and lesser-known ports. It promotes responsible tourism through sailing practices, waste

sorting, and eliminating single-use plastics. With exceptional service, nautical activities, and state-of-the-
art technology to reduce emissions, the elegant 16-cabin yacht provides a refined interior design across

three decks. Guests are treated to delicious menus featuring top-notch local ingredients by the ship’s

Saga, New York, USA

Situated atop 70 Pine Street in New York’s financial district, Saga is a multisensory delight, captivating
sight and taste. With three floors, panoramic views, and outdoor terraces, it stands as a unique
gastronomic destination in the Big Apple. Awarded two stars in the 2022 Michelin Guide, the

cosmopolitan cuisine encourages sharing with some dishes served in the middle of the table. Chef
James Kent’s creative seven-course gourmet menu draws inspiration from his childhood memories and
extensive travels. Those in a hurry can opt for the four-course Short Story version. Additionally, two floors
are reserved for private events, while Overstory, one floor above, serves extraordinary cocktails with
stunning views.

Eliamos Villas Hotel & SPA, Kefalonia, Greece

Escape to Greece and discover this exquisite establishment boasting 12 villas, each with private pools or
Jacuzzis. Perched above a secluded beach, it offers an idyllic spot to unwind under Kefalonia’s warm
sun. Elliamos showcases chic, contemporary architecture with a Mediterranean touch. The interiors pay
homage to the location, adorned with natural materials like wood and terracotta tiles, creating a serene
ambiance with a neutral color palette.
Indulge in the restaurant’s reinterpretation of Mediterranean cuisine, featuring dishes prepared with
organic and local ingredients. For those seeking relaxation, well-being, or a spiritual retreat, Eliamos is
the perfect destination. Embrace activities such as yoga, pilates, and soothing massages, all inspired by

Providence, Los Angeles, California, USA

In the City of Angels, known for its palm trees, beaches, and sunsets, exceptional restaurants are a
highlight. Situated on Melrose Avenue, Providence has become one of the most sought-after culinary
experiences since its establishment in 2005, earning two stars in the 2023 Michelin guide. Under the
expertise of American chef Michael Cimarusti, the tasting menus feature fresh and sustainable seafood.
Indulge in delectable options like vermilion grouper, Alaskan halibut, local sea urchins, oysters, and
shrimp, all sourced directly from the Californian coast. For vegetarians, there is a dedicated tasting
menu. The warm marine blue and green-toned decor enhances the immersive dining experience.

Liss Ard Estate, West Cork, Ireland

Nestled in West Cork, Liss Ard Estate is a 26-room Georgian-style manor house enveloped by 80
hectares of lush grounds. The rooms and suites, adorned in a modern country style, are distributed
across various buildings, including the manor house, the outbuilding, and the waterside pavilion known
as the Lake House.
At The Garden at Liss Ard Estate restaurant, relish a menu featuring fresh seasonal ingredients, sourced
directly from the estate’s kitchen garden, and local producers for meat and fish. A plethora of activities
await, from country walks to kayaking and paddleboarding on the tranquil waters of the private lake.
Unwind further with outdoor yoga classes and rejuvenating massages at the wellness center.

Esplanade Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken, Germany

Nestled in the trendy Nauwieser Viertel district at the heart of Saarbrücken’s cultural center, the
Esplanade Saarbrücken is situated in the border triangle between Germany, France, and Luxembourg.
This former 19th-century school has been elegantly transformed into a rustic yet refined 16-room
establishment. The common areas, flooded with natural light, exude sophistication with their clean lines
and noble materials.
Matching the ambiance, the restaurant proudly holds two stars in the Michelin Guide 2023. Chef Silio del
Fabro presents an exquisite reinterpretation of French cuisine infused with Mediterranean and Japanese
influences. The gourmet menu, offering five, six, or eight courses, promises a delightful culinary journey.

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