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Relais & Châteaux to Continue Expansion in Asia

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Last year, Relais & Châteaux expanded in Asia, as well as worldwide, with the launch of their 2nd edition of the Asia Pacific Guide, a new design for the International guide, the launch of a Grands Chefs website,  as well as the addition of several new members in Asia.

The company has also just launched a Chinese language website, and will soon be introducing new call centers for the region in Singapore and Thailand. As well as expanding the Asia Pacific delegation by adding separate delegations for Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Relais & Châteaux now features an exclusive collection of 480 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants worldwide, extending to 60 countries.

Among around 30 of the latest Asian members to join the prestigious Relais & Châteaux family are Saint Pierre in Singapore, Mahua Kothi and The Malabar House in India, The Beach House at Manafaru Maldives and two leading Japanese hotels, Beniya Mukayu in Ishikawa-Ken and Tobira Onsen Myojinkan in Matsumoto Nagano.

In Oceania, Jacques-Reymond in Melbourne also joined as a prestigious Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, along with New Zealand entrants Mollies in Auckland, Corstorphine House in Dunedin and Otahuna Lodge in Tai Tapu.

As well as the improved international website, Relais & Châteaux also recently launched an online guide to the world's leading chefs and their restaurants.

The website is a guide for gourmets, showcasing 160 of the world's culinary elite from five continents - together accounting for over 350 Michelin stars.

The legendary chefs are in cities from New York, Geneva and Sydney to Tokyo, London and Paris -- including such eponymous names as Patrick Henriroux in Vienne, Michel Roux Jr. in London and Jean-Georges and Thomas Keller in New York.

Grands Chefs in Asia include Ivan Li in Shanghai, Kiyomi Mikuni in Tokyo and Emmanuel Stroobant in Singapore among others.

Jaume Tàpies, International President of Relais & Châteaux, said, "The accolades in the world's premier restaurant awards confirm our pre-eminence as the finest global collection of hotels and restaurants, while expansion in Asia re-affirms our commitment to create a truly global family."

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