Meet Petit Hotels – Small Hotels With Great Kitchens!

June 11, 2009 | By | Reply More
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One of the great pleasures of traveling is meeting wonderful people along the way.  Recently while traveling in the Azores, Clint struck up a conversation with an engaging couple.  Turns out they are heads of a hotel association in Europe called Petit Hotels which consists of wonderful independently owned countryside Inns in Sweden, Finland, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Kenya and South Africa.

What sets these delightful properties apart from the mainstream hotel scene, is their devotion to Joi de Vivre. Each charming inn is set in a serene location, adorned with stylish furnishings, and boast “highly creative kitchens with gastronomic menus”.  They pride themselves in cooking with local ingredients and presenting memorable dining experiences.  They delight in asking, “Do you love food?”  Now I ask you…. What could be more wonderful than a beautiful inn with fabulous food?

Many of the inns are set along side Sweden’s beautiful crystal-clear lakes, offering opportunities for boating,  to play golf and of course,  indulge in magnificent spa treatments.  Each hotel adheres to “stringent and ambitious quality and environmental policies”.  These properties are ideal for touring, as most member inns are located a pleasant day trip from one to another.  You’ll appreciate that Petit Hotels have designed 10 different pre-planned tours of Sweden and Finland based on different interests and regions.  Each tour guides you from inn to inn, while describing interesting sightseeing stops along the way.

Treat yourself to a virtual getaway to the most unique inns in Scandinavia by leafing through Petit Hotel’s online brochure.  Give it a minute or two to load all the wonderful information, and browse through the pages of delightful properties and fabulous cuisine.  I don’t know about you, but Scandinavia just moved up a few notches on my ‘must do’ list!!!

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