Châteaux & Hôtels Collection, presided over by Alain Ducasse, announces 45 new hotels in its collection of boutique properties, including 23 ‘Tables de la Collection’ (hotels or restaurants with particularly memorable dining). With 4 new addresses in Belgium, 3 in Spain, 1 in the UK and 4 in Italy, the collection now has close to 500 properties in Europe, more than half ‘Tables de la Collection’, including 116 individual restaurants).
New destinations also include Lebanon and the Seychelles – but this is not simply a portfolio of addresses, but a collection of experiences: charming hotels packed with personality which also offer fabulous dining experiences, stunning spas, access to golf, riding, hikes and beaches as well as immersion cookery courses – taking seasoned travellers ‘off the beaten track’.
City Break in Barcelona – Hotel Duquesa de Cardona
Close to Las Ramblas and the beach, in a mid-nineteenth-century aristocratic building and with an extensive roof terrace offering a pool and parnoramic views of the Barceloneta quarter and the Vell bridge. From £132 per night
Rome City Centre – Spagna Royal Suite
A classic and elegant boutique property in the centre of Rome, close to the Spanish Steps and in the heart of the shopping district. From £167 per night
The English countryside – Headlam Hall Country Hotel and Spa
A seventeenth-century mansion in county Durham’s rural arcadia. From £132 per night
Flanders Fields – Brussels City Centre The Augustin
A recently renovated 47 room 4-star hotel ideal as a base for exploring the culinary and cultural wonders of the Belgian capital and surroundings. From £87 per night
Châteaux & Hôtels Collection champions independent hospitality and diversity. With an average of 29 rooms per property, it caters to travellers’ curiosity – presenting properties with a special character – offering something out of the ordinary. The collection’s ambition is to become a benchmark of charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in Europe. Exchange rate 0.8.