Relais & Chateaux Members Awarded Five Star Rating by Forbes Travel Guide

Feb 12, 2015, 16:01 ET from Relais & Chateaux

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Relais & Châteaux, the collection of fine hotels and gourmet restaurants around the world, is pleased to announce that 14 hotel properties and 16 restaurant members in North America have received the coveted Five Star Rating by Forbes Travel Guide. Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island is the only Relais & Châteaux property honored with Five Stars for its hotel, restaurant, and spa. Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its 57th list of Star Rating winners worldwide with 115 Five-Star hotels and 55 Five-Star restaurants earning the top awards.  

"We are honored that so many Relais & Châteaux properties from North America were recognized by Forbes Travel Guide," said Patrick O'Connell, Chef/Proprietor of The Inn at Little Washington and President of Relais & Châteaux North America.  "The Five Star Rating acknowledges the focus and attention that our members and their staff place in pursuing excellence in service and creating unforgettable experiences for our guests."

Relais & Châteaux hotel and restaurant member properties earning the Five Star Rating are:


Auberge du Soleil, Rutherford, California
Blantyre, Lenox, Massachusetts
Château du Sureau, Oakhurst, California
Eden Rock - St. Barths, St. Barts
Ocean House, Watch Hill, Rhode Island
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, Rancho Santa Fe, California
The Fearrington House Inn, Pittsboro, North Carolina
The Inn at Little Washington, Washington, Virginia
The Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado
The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simons, Georgia
The Ranch at Rock Creek, Philipsburg, Montana
The Point, Saranac Lake, New York
The White Barn Inn, Kennebunk Beach, Maine
Twin Farms, Barnard, Vermont


Addison, San Diego, California
Aubergine the Restaurant, L'Auberge Carmel, California
Daniel, New York, New York
Del Posto, New York, New York
Element 47, The Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado
Eleven Madison Park, New York
Jean-Georges, New York, New York
Menton, Boston, Massachusetts
Per Se, New York, New York
Seasons, Ocean House, Watch Hill, Rhode Island
The Fearrington House Restaurant, Pittsboro, North Carolina
The French Laundry, Yountville, California
The Inn at Dos Brisas, Washington, Texas
The Inn at Little Washington, Washington, Virginia
The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, California
The White Barn Inn, Kennebunk Beach, Maine


OH! Spa, Ocean House, Watch Hill, Rhode Island


Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of more than 530 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants managed by a family of independent owners, innkeepers and chefs that has set the standard for excellence in hospitality since 1954. Together they open up new horizons for upscale hospitality by focusing on distinctive and personal experiences through which our guests are invited to experience the fine 'Art of Living' on all five continents. From the vineyards in Napa Valley to the beaches on the Indian Ocean, from the olive trees in Provence to the lodges in South Africa and traditional Japanese hot spring Ryokan, Relais & Châteaux offers all the stops on the finest route for discovering each region, culture and country. Enchantment with the world and appreciating the beauty of our planet with a fresh view is the vision of Relais & Châteaux. Through each individual property, Relais & Châteaux wishes to convey a message of preservation of nature and biodiversity, World Heritage of cuisine and customs and to share the beauty and unique offerings of the local terroirs with the greater world. For more information, visit

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