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Relais & Chateaux Introduces iPhone Application
Mar 19, 2010 (02:03 PM EDT)


- Travelers can Locate and Book Trips to the Most Exquisite Destinations in the World -

NEW YORK, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Booking a stay in a Relais & Chateaux is now an interactive pleasure!  The Association has introduced an application for the iPhone with innovative services that make it easy to book any Relais & Chateaux around the world.

Available as a free-of-charge download on http://www.relaischateaux.com/appstore, the Relais & Chateaux app boasts multiple services, including the geolocation of member properties, availability, a telephone tab that connects directly to Relais & Chateaux properties, proposed itineraries to help get the most out of a stay, and Google Maps.

Easy to use technology

Anyone wishing to plan their next charming getaway can search by destination.  With just a few clicks, guests can access the Relais & Chateaux properties in each region around the world (France, Europe, Middle East, USA, Africa, etc.). Or, to search by property, the user simply enters the first three letters, and the assisted text entry provides a list of corresponding properties.

480 properties with panoramic photos on a touchscreen

Browsing through the Relais & Chateaux Guide has its own pleasure, but on-the-go travelers can now also access the personalized pages and photos of each establishment on their iPhones.  An email tab feature lets users forward the property details to friends to share suggestions for these ultimate getaways.

"Relais & Chateaux constantly adapts to the needs of its guests by offering both innovative and efficient interactive services and information.  Following up on the upgrade of our central reservations and our website, the development of applications for mobile phones is the next logical step to ensure that travelers can get information anytime they wish," says Jaume Tapies, the International President of Relais & Chateaux.

About Relais & Chateaux:

Relais & Chateaux is an exclusive collection of 480 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in 58 countries.

Established in France in 1954, the Association's mission is to spread its unique art de vivre across the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character.

Relais & Chateaux is a family of hoteliers and Grands Chefs from all over the world who share a passion for and a personal commitment to ensuring their guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony and an unforgettable celebration of the senses.  From the vineyards in Napa valley to the beaches in Bali, from the olive trees in Provence to the lodges in South Africa, Relais & Chateaux offers all the finest routes for discovering each special place and country.

The Relais & Chateaux signature reflects this ambition:

"ALL AROUND THE WORLD, UNIQUE IN THE WORLD".

Website: www.relaischateaux.com

SOURCE Relais & Chateaux