Hotel consortium Relais & Chȃteaux has announced three new UK members for 2016.
They are the 19-bedroom Idle Rocks hotel, owned by the former chairman of Aston Martin and located in St Mawes, Cornwall; the 23-bedroom Llangoed Hall in Llyswen, Powys, which was bought by businessman Roger Hancox in 2012; and the two-Michelin-star Midsummer House restaurant in Cambridge, operated by chef Daniel Clifford.
In June it was announced that three restaurants - Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Le Gavroche and the Waterside Inn - would leave the consortium following the decision to remove the Grand Chef classification. The 69-bedroom, family-owned Goring hotel has also resigned from Relais & ChÈteaux.
Following the acceptance of new members and the various resignations, the total UK membership for 2016 will be 31, and the worldwide portfolio stands at 540. A total of 38 businesses will join the consortium, globally, next year.