Relais & Châteaux, established in 1954, is an association of 580 unique hotels and restaurants throughout the world, owned and operated by independent entrepreneurs – most often families – who are passionate about their craft and deeply committed to forging warm, lasting relationships with their guests.
Established on five continents, from the Napa Valley vineyards to Provence to the beaches of the Indian Ocean, Relais & Châteaux invites people across the globe to savour delicious journeys, to discover the inimitable art de vivre engrained in each local culture and to share an incomparable, unforgettable experience.
Relais & Châteaux members protect and promote the wealth and diversity of the world’s culinary and hospitality traditions, to ensure they continue to thrive. They are equally dedicated to preserving local heritage and the environment, as articulated in the association’s Vision presented to UNESCO in November 2014.
The Louise is a founding member of Luxury Lodges of Australia, a collection of independent luxury lodges and camps offering unforgettable experiences in Australia’s most inspiring and extraordinary locations.
In recent years, Australia has seen the emergence of a new breed of owner-managed exceptional luxury properties and experiences. The seventeen-member properties represent both long-established and new lodges and camps, with a common theme of offering guests an outstanding experience connected to a clear sense of place.
Ranging from wilderness lodges to vineyard retreats and dining destinations; island hideaways to exclusive outback camps; each of the properties demonstrates high levels of innovation and are created and operated to be the ‘best’ in sharing their unique region in Australia with all guests.
Click here to view the Luxury Lodges of Australia portfolio and start planning your Australia itinerary
The Louise was invited to join the exclusive Mr & Mrs Smith collection of boutique and luxury hotel specialists.
Mr & Mrs Smith started several years ago based in the UK, discovering boutique boltholes a quick dash from London. But then they packed their bags for the best of boutique Europe, and couldn’t stop.
Their collection has now expanded to include some of the very best luxury retreats and hotels in Australia, including The Louise. Click here to view The Louise on Mr and Mrs Smith.
The Louise and Appellation are members of the regional marketing association, Tourism Barossa.
Their excellent website provides a range of information about activities available in the local area.
Of particular interest to visitors is the listing and contact information for the 150 wineries in the area, approximately half of which are open daily to guests for tastings and purchases.
Click here for the Barossa website.