For the first time this year,
the inn-credible Relais & Chateaux (877-334-6464; www.relaischateaux.com) awarded a Corporate Retreat
Trophy to two properties within the portfolio that “have
distinguished themselves through the excellence of their welcome on
the occasion of business meetings or residential seminars.” Here
are the winners.
The Henkelmanns purchased the 18-room
Homestead Inn (boardroom pictured above) in
Greenwich, Conn., in 1997 mainly as a showcase for German-born
Thomas Henkelmann’s contemporary French cuisine. But the vessel
proves just as magical as its contents, for the inn itself is as
charming as the restaurant.
Hotel Burg Wernberg, a
restored 12th-century Bavarian castle in Wernberg, Germany, offers
the finest in both medieval and modern innovation. A short stroll
from the working drawbridge leads to a modern glass-wrapped
convention center, steeped in technology.