Asia-Based Secret Retreats Partners with Europe-Focused les Collectionneurs
and Romantik Hotels & Restaurants
New Collaboration Will Connect Discerning Travellers with Exclusive Destinations and Experiences Across Both Asia and Europe
(Singapore, 15 June 2018)Secret Retreats, a collection of more than 100 independently owned boutique hotels, restaurants and cruises across Asia, has partnered with France-based les Collectionneursa community of restaurateurs, hoteliers and travellers primarily in France and Italy presided over by chef Alain Ducasse, and Romantik Hotels & Restaurants offering experiences primarily in Germany and Austria. By cooperating together, the communities, which share the same values, vision and selection criteria for their members, aim to introduce new travellers to their respective geographic destinations.

The partnerships will help serve each communities’ existing members and clients by promoting the other’s offerings allowing travellers in both Europe and Asia to meet passionate restaurant owners and hoteliers and discover the richness of authentic hospitality on these two continents.
Xavier Alberti,
CEO of les Collectionneurs
“For les Collectionneurs, curiosity is a beautiful quality. It is curiosity that brings us to know each other, to visit, to explore, and to enrich new landscapes, flavours and experiences. Curiosity has no boundaries and when you have the taste for travel, which is true for les Collectionneurs, it does not stop at the borders of Europe. With Secret Retreats, we share this taste for travel and are pleased to see our community grow to another community that champions the same values,” said Xavier Alberti, CEO of les Collectionneurs.
“Secret Retreats shares a common objective with les Collectionneurs – to continually discover and help other people discover. We share the same commitment to quality and service and we also like to share our "secrets" – our knowledge and our terroirs – with other travellers. By entering into this partnership, we are certain that travellers who have trusted Secret Retreats over the past six years to explore Asia will now find the same insight and intimate experiences across Europe with les Collectionneurs’ exclusive restaurateur and hotelier members,” said Secret Retreats Managing Director, Stéphane Junca.
Stéphane Junca,
Managing Director of Secret Retreats
Thomas Edelkamp,
CEO of Romantik Hotels & Restaurants
“Guests have a desire for travel experiences beyond borders of countries and continents. Secret Retreats, les Collectionneurs and Romantik can satisfy all these requirements with their premium offers and are a perfect match,” said Thomas Edelkamp, CEO of Romantik Hotels & Restaurants.
Les Collectionneurs and Romantik Hotels & Restaurants together boast 585 members in 17 countries including:
  • 390 in France
  • 106 in Germany
  • 21 in Austria
Among the 585 members:
  • 365 are hotels and restaurants
  • 120 are standalone restaurants
  • 80 are hotels
  • 20 are countryside inns in France

Secret Retreats encompasses 120 members in 16 Asian countries including:
  • 52 boutique hotels, lodges and tented camps
  • 12 private villas
  • 15 yachts and boats
  • 20 Japanese ryokans
  • 21 standalone restaurants
To celebrate the partnership and better serve travellers with exclusive information, resources and booking options, an enhanced version of www.secret-retreats.com will be released from mid-June to September.
About Secret Retreats
Secret Retreats is a collection of unique properties and experiences – including boutique hotels, villas, cruises, restaurants and exclusive itineraries – throughout Asia. It is a community built by independent owners and chefs to share resources and ideas. Together, we offer our guests authentic travel experiences that go beyond typical offerings to connect to the very heart of Asian culture and traditions. Secret Retreats Members are vibrant advocates of their surroundings and passionate about sharing special moments with travellers curious to discover the “essence of Asia”. All properties, experiences and journeys also emphasise supporting local communities, environments and sustainability efforts in which they are based to ensure continued opportunities for both locals and travellers for years to come. Learn more at www.secret-retreats.com.
About les Collectionneurs
Les Collectionneurs, presided over by Alain Ducasse, bring together restaurants, hotels and travellers with a taste for travel. Curiosity, exacting standards and generosity are the shared values on which the community is founded. In 2018, 585 addresses of restaurants and hotels in Europe, run by professionals who listen attentively to travellers, were selected by les Collectionneurs. To exchange, discover and suggest new addresses, les Collectionneurs come together at www.lescollectionneurs.com.
About Romantik Hotels & Restaurants 
Tradition, history, quality and warm hospitality are the characteristics of the over 200 Romantik Hotels & Restaurants in ten European countries, mainly in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands and Italy. For over 45 years the brand has been presenting the total variety of individual hospitality: from high quality country inn to hotels situated in the heart of metropolises and not to forget the establishments specialised in wellness. United by a warm hospitality and an excellent cuisine, these hotels are the ideal starting point to spend an unforgettable time: you can explore the region, discover or do some activities or just relax. Under the umbrella of the brand Romantik Hotels & Restaurants, travellers find an exclusive collection, which will satisfy highest demands. Discover 200 unique addresses at www.romantikhotels.com.
Secret Retreats Media Contacts
Alana Morgan (U.S., U.K., Australia): alana@secret-retreats.com
Rosetta Hon (Asia) : rosetta@secret-retreats.com

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