Relais & Châteaux to Oversee Old Edwards Inn and Spa

Old Edwards Inn and Spa joins Relais & Châteaux Old Edwards Inn and Spa (Highlands, NC) has joined the exclusive Relais & Châteaux collection of hotels and restaurants. Relais & Châteaux hand selects independent properties around the world based on their unique character and dedication to top quality amenities, outstanding fine dining, and their own particular ideas about the Art of Living. Old Edwards Inn and Spa is located in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, offering abundant opportunities for relaxation, recreation, and adventure throughout the property. The European style resort cascades along several blocks filled with amenities, music, dining venues, and individually appointed guestrooms, suites and cottages, including the new Falls Cottages that surround a new outdoor amenity terrace with a second heated mineral pool, whirlpool, and freestanding double-sided fireplace. “As a European-style hotel with a local, sustainable culinary program in a unique mountain location, we have realized for some time that Old Edwards and Relais & Châteaux share the same mission and values," says Richard Delany, president and managing director of Old Edwards Inn and Spa. "We are truly honoured that Relais & Châteaux views Old Edwards as a fit with their venerable collection. Our team looks forward to welcoming the members into our family and sharing The Art of Fine Living at Old Edwards, Madison’s Restaurant and Highlands, North Carolina.” Old Edwards Inn and Spa joins more than 150 luxury spa properties in the Relais & Châteaux collection. “Relais & Châteaux is an association of outstanding hotels and restaurants in 52 nations around the world. Each year we add new members to our ranks who reflect the high standards that have come to embody our organization," says Patrick O’Connell, president of Relais & Châteaux North America and chef and proprietor of The Inn at Little Washington. "We are honoured that Old Edwards Inn is joining the R&C family and look forward to introducing our loyal and discerning guests to the unique charms of this property.”