BLOWING ROCK, N.C., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 36th International Relais & Chateaux Congress in Capetown, South Africa, Westglow Resort & Spa was inducted as a new member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux. Relais & Chateaux reviewed 100 candidates around the world with a commitment to selecting only outstanding properties with a truly unique character, ambience, food and service. Westglow was one of five United States properties to earn this exclusive distinction.
The news came along with an announcement that actor Richard Gere will be the 2011 Ambassador for Relais & Chateaux.
There are only 42 properties with this distinction in the United States. Westglow Resort & Spa is in very good company in their region with the Inn at Little Washington, Blackberry Farm and the Fearrington House. To receive this distinction from Relais & Chateaux is a great honor and a testament to Westglow's remarkable legacy, extraordinary staff and exemplary service and cuisine. Upon entering the Manor House, the focal point of the property, guests will experience the hotel's quiet elegance in both the classic warmth and hospitality customary to a family-run European hotel, as well as with modern amenities expected by the sophisticated traveler.
About Westglow Resort & Spa
A boutique property in the heart of a fabulous 40 acre estate, Westglow Resort and Spa is situated around an elegant mansion with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, the former residence of the famous artist and author Elliott Daingerfield, whose works hang in museums including the Metropolitan in New York and the National Gallery in D.C. Exquisite accommodations include impeccably decorated guest rooms in our elegantly restored Greek revival mansion and beautifully appointed mountain lodge-style suites in the Cedar Lodge. Rowland's Restaurant at Westglow offers sophisticated cuisine in an elegant setting. A unique atmosphere midway between nostalgia, sumptuousness and modernity that delights discerning travelers.
About Relais & Chateaux:
Relais & Chateaux is an exclusive collection of 500 of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries. Established in France in 1954, the association's mission is to spread its unique art de vivre across the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character. Furthermore, Relais & Chateaux is also a family of hoteliers and Grand Chefs from all over the world who share a passion for, and a personal commitment to, ensuring their guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony. To choose Relais & Chateaux is to experience an unforgettable celebration of the senses. From the vineyards in Napa Valley to the beaches in Bali, from the olive trees in Provence to the lodges in South Africa, Relais & Chateaux offers a chance to explore the Route du Bonheur and discover a special place in a variety of destinations. The Relais & Chateaux signature reflects this ambition: "ALL AROUND THE WORLD, UNIQUE IN THE WORLD."
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