For over thirty years, "Châteaux & Hôtels Collection" has been reuniting privately-owned establishments. Taken over by the Alain Ducasse Group seven years ago, the label has become renowned world-wide for its attractive, homey hotels right across France.
The collection by “Châteaux & Hôtels Collection”, being presented in a harmonious and balanced manner, segments the hotel services into six distinct families: "Signatures" for those who only appreciate the remarkable or the exceptional; “Demeures de Caractère” for lovers of beautiful stonework recounting its history; “Exclusive Hotels” where practicality and charm walk hand-in-hand; “Compagnie des Auberges” for those friendly and generous bygone inns; “Gourmand” to savour those fine local dishes.
Italy, Spain and even Portugal benefit from exceptional dexterity, the image of their history and culture. Hence, for its first steps over the border, "Châteaux et Hôtels Collection" has naturally turned its attentions towards such countries.
The “Châteaux & Hôtels Indépendants” association is founded.
A group formed by hoteliers who feel that the merger between the hotel chains Relais de Campagne, Relais Gourmands and Châteaux-Hôtels is not relevant to them.
|1985||The “Châteaux & Hôtels Indépendants” chain is taken over by Adrien Cariou (Château de Pray)|
Châteaux & Hôtels Indépendants” is taken over by Alain Ducasse and Laurent Plantier.
The organisation now has 474 members and will henceforth be known as Châteaux & Hôtels de France.
|2002||The Japanese branch office is opened.|
|2004||A separate guide and website are launched in Japan.|
|2005||Publication of the first “Carnet Gourmand”, a guide aimed at food lovers.|
|2006||Segmentation of the group’s offering into 6 new brands. Creation of the Châteaux & Hôtels de France.|
|2008||Châteaux & Hôtels de France becomes Châteaux et Hôtels Collection.|