AWASI, member of the prestigious association Relais & Chateaux
Hotel Awasi at San Pedro de Atacama has been incorporated as a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux. Only property in the region to be a part of this association.
- (1888PressRelease) January 10, 2012 - Hotel Awasi at San Pedro de Atacama has been incorporated as a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux.
The news was announced at the annual Relais & Châteaux conference held in the city of Lisbon, Portugal on 15 November.
To date there are only two properties in Chile that are part of this organization (Residences Lapostolle in the Colchagua Valley and Awasi), total of fourteen in South America.
This is a true distinction for Awasi and for Chile as a tourist destination, taking into account that for a hotel or restaurant to be incorporated into this partnership, it is necessary to pass a large number of tests and inspections. These are conducted anonymously and require very high standards both in the hotel as well as the gastronomy.
ABOUT RELAIS & CHÂTEAUX
The Relais & Châteaux story begins in 1941 when two music-hall artists, Marcel and Nelly Tilloy acquired "Cardinale", a farm in the Rhone Valley. In 1952, the Tilloy began to recruit other hoteliers and restaurateurs who shared the same level of quality and excellence and passion for good food and "art de vivre".
In 1954, this group of kindred spirits merged to create Relais & Châteaux. At first there were only eight establishments along the road linking Paris with the French Riviera.
Today, 500 members (including hotels and restaurants) in over 60 countries are part of the Relais & Châteaux "family".
Gastronomy is one of the areas in which Relais & Chateaux properties are highly distinguished.
Prestigious chefs such as Jean Georges, Michel Troisgros, Jean Pierre Vigato, Kiyomi Mikuni and Michel Guerard, form part of the organization as Grand Chefs and also have been awarded Michelin stars.
Relais & Châteaux has redefined luxury in hospitality with an emphasis on holistic experiences that transports guests, and introduces them in a comprehensible "art de vivre".
From the moment they arrive, Relais & Châteaux guests are led on a voyage of discovery of the region. This feeling of the place, of this "terroir" is expressed in the architecture, the decor, the landscape, the service, the activities on offer, and the cuisine.
The clearest expression of this concept of "terroir" is found in the culinary experience offered by the Relais & Châteaux hotels and restaurants. This group is recognized all over the world, not only for its quality and its creativity but also for its capacity to reveal with great art the taste of a region through its cuisine.
For Awasi to be chosen to belong to this fellowship is a great honor.
It is an important distinction for Awasi that strengthens our goal of providing unique, memorable travel experiences based on the preferences of our guests.
Awasi was born with the goal of providing memorable travel experiences based on three pillars: lodging, cuisine and excursions. It is the ideal place to enjoy the natural charm of the Atacama Desert without compromising the environment and always opting for privacy, personal comfort and relaxation.
With only 8 rooms, each room has at least 50 square meters, a private patio with reading chair and outdoor shower. The natural environment blends with the architecture has a non-invasive infrastructure built with local materials like adobe, stone and wood.
Able to stand out from the rest by providing guests with personalized services, preparing tailor-made experiences and being the only lodge in South America to offer 100% private excursions.
Each room is assigned a private jeep and tour guide that allows our guests to design and select excursions according to their personal interests and physical condition without depending on the choices of other guests.
"In all our services, we care about the smallest details to ensure a perfect balance between relaxation and adventure, luxury and authenticity, and simplicity to the sophisticated."
Awasi has been honored as one of the best hotels in the world by prestigious publications and organizations.
In late 2008, members of the Latin American Travel Association chose Awasi as the Best Boutique Hotel in Latin America. In 2009 won the Tablet Hotels Awasi Selection Award and in 2010 nominated by Virtuoso as BEST OF THE BEST in Family Program.
At the moment Awasi has a hotel in San Pedro de Atacama and has two projects under development. One in Torres del Paine, Chile and another in Iguazu Falls (Argentina).
For more information, please contact:
info ( @ ) awasi dot cl