Relais & Châteaux is an association of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restauranteurs that has set the standard for excellence in hospitality. Relais & Châteaux has redefined luxury hospitality by emphasizing holistic experiences that transport its guests, taking them on a sensual journey and introducing them to a deeper, truer understanding of the Art of Living.
The story of Relais & Châteaux begins in 1941, when two former music hall entertainers, Marcel and Nelly Tilloy purchased “La Cardinale”, an estate in the Rhône Valley. In 1952 the Tilloys began recruiting other hoteliers and restaurant owners that shared the same level of quality and excellence and passions for fine cuisine and Art de Vivre. In 1954, this group of kindred spirits merged together to create Relais & Châteaux. In the beginning, there were only eight establishments along the road between Paris and the French Riviera. Today, Relais & Châteaux has approximately 520 hospitality locations worldwide, including 48 hotels in the United States.
Relais & Châteaux members share passion and commitment to a common Vision, “to make the world a better place through cuisine and hospitality.” Chatham Inn is proud to be part of the Relais & Châteaux family, and extend this tradition of excellence in hospitality on Cape Cod.