Relais & Châteaux, an association of the world’s finest independent hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs, including more than 500 members with more than 700 restaurants around the world, announced an agreement with Menumodo, specialist in online hotel food and beverage marketing and menu management.
Under the agreement, menumodo will provide all hotels and gourmet restaurants in the Relais & Châteaux collection with online tools and services to manage their menus for display on relaischateaux.com.
“We are pleased that Relais & Châteaux have chosen menumodo to display restaurant menus on relaischateaux.com. Using menumodo’s innovative system, hotels and restaurants will be able to update menus easily. They can also display the same food and beverage menus on their own individual websites and with menumodo’s Hotel F&B Page on Facebook – a channel increasingly important with the rollout of Facebook Graph Search. Research shows that presenting detailed content in a user-friendly format generates revenue because visitors spend more time on the sites, have increased confidence in the product, and are more likely to book rooms based on dining options” said Michael Madison, founder and CEO of menumodo.
“’A Celebration of Fine Cuisine’ being one of the core principles of Relais & Châteaux, it is important for us to be able to display up-to-date menus for all of our restaurants on our website. The cuisine is often a reason for travel to our destinations and for staying in our hotels, as our restaurants are among the world’s best. In partnering with menumodo we are making it easy for our members to manage their menus, which will result in increased sales – for rooms and in their restaurants. At the same time this is introducing our members to new technology, which will be valuable for their own websites and Facebook Pages,” said Jean-François Ferret, CEO of Relais & Châteaux.
About Relais & Châteaux
Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of more than 520 of the finest hotels and more than 700 gourmet restaurants in 60 countries.
Established in France in 1954, the Association’s mission is to spread its unique art de vivre across the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character. Furthermore, Relais & Châteaux is also a family of hoteliers and Grands Chefs from all over the world who share a passion for and a personal commitment to ensuring their guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony. To choose Relais & Châteaux is to experience an unforgettable celebration of the senses. From the vineyards in Napa valley to the beaches in Fiji Islands, from the olive trees in Provence to the lodges in South Africa, Relais & Châteaux offers a chance to explore the Route du Bonheur and discover a special place in a variety of destinations.
menumodo is a hospitality technology service that provides online menu publishing and management solutions to help hotels market their food and beverage offerings. menumodo was launched in 2010 by Olyp Solutions, Ltd., a digital media and technology company specializing in restaurants and hospitality, headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.
menumodo currently manages menus for hotels and restaurants worldwide, including Relais & Châteaux (500 hotels and restaurants); The Mandalay Bay and The Mirage, Las Vegas; The Trianon Palace, Versailles (a Waldorf Astoria hotel); The InterContinental Carlton, Cannes; the Intercontinental Hôtel Dieu, Marseille; Breidenbacher Hof, Düsseldorf; Capella DC; The Citizen Hotel Sacramento (a Joie de Vivre Hotel); Concorde Berlin; as well as many independent hotels and restaurants.
For more information, visit www.menumodo.com
Jeff Fox (for menumodo)