Luxury travel operators need to keep devising new itineraries to keep the high end travelers interested in newer and exciting experiences. Relais & Chateaux, the luxury hotel group has devised a new set of 33 travel itineraries spread over 12 countries. The luxury packages are part of new program called the ‘Road to Happiness’. The high end packages have been developed around the best hotels. The hotels in the program are exclusive properties that are historic landmarks such as castles and manors that have been converted to ultra luxurious excellent hotels. Their location and ambience make them much superior to other luxury hotels.
The Itineraries Are Designed to Highlight the Best in the Region
The itineraries are very carefully planned and each route is mapped in such a way as to highlight the best the region has to offer. The pit stops has been strategically incorporated into the route to provide sweeping views of the Oceanside, ancient ruins and historic landmarks. Chateau de Brindos is located in Biarritz in France’s Basque country. Converted to a five star hotel the property is located next to the largest private lake in France. It is the perfect environment for a romantic stay. Londolozi Private Game Reserve, on the other hand is located in the heart of the Sabi Sand game reserve in South Africa. It is a private lodge which is owned and run by the same family for the last 86 years.
Road to Happiness Started as an Association of 8 Establishments
The Routes du Bonheur which translates as Road to Happiness, had started originally as an informal association of eight establishments who shared the common passion for hospitality and excellent cuisine. The guests were encouraged to visit and experience all the eight establishments. Over the years the itineraries expended well beyond the boundaries of France and covered all five continents of the world. Many high end properties have become part of the program. The Maisons de Bricourt offers sweeping views of the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel. There is Terme Manzi Hotel & Spa which is built around a famous thermal hot spring on the island of Ischia in Italy. The property boasts of a Michelin-starred restaurant, the II Mosaico restaurant. The French Laundry is also part of the association. With three Micheline stars, the gastronomic establishment is considered the gold standard of American dining. There are many other choices and you are sure to find one that suits your needs and preferences.