Hotel History

In the summer of 1988, Peter Chittick and Carolyn Fairbairn (his then-girlfriend, now wife) set about finding a Provençal property to convert into a hotel. They stumbled upon the large country house of a Parisian family in the tiny hamlet of Crillon le Brave, and about a year later, with the help of business partner Craig Miller and his wife Susan Meech, Peter opened the Hostellerie de Crillon le Brave with 11 bedrooms in what is now the “Maison Roche”.

Over the subsequent 18 years, the Hotel has expanded to encompass six more village buildings and a total of 32 bedrooms. In 1995, the Hotel joined the prestigious association of fine hotels “Relais & Châteaux”.

Through the years, Peter and Craig have been supported by a strong group of co-investors. In 2006, Robin Hutson, founder of Hotel du Vin in the UK, joined as a director and Robin’s wife Judy has been responsible for all recent design refurbishments.

"The hotel’s greatest asset remains its setting"
London Evening Standard
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