A place to work, meet and be inspired

Introducing the exclusive new private members club, The Salon at The Relais

The Salon at The Relais Henley is a private members club offering the opportunity to network, exchange ideas and share best practice, with access to an elegant ‘alternative office’ environment. The club brings to life the historical concept of ‘Le Salon’ – an environment to encourage the art of conversation with intellectual debates and convivial social events.

Salons were originally hosted by a lady of status, known as ‘The Salonnière’, who would invite an eclectic guestlist and determine the agenda, ensuring a mix of
opinions in order to encourage and generate intellectual discussion. The modern-day Salon is designed for entrepreneurs, innovators, creators, and visionaries to work, meet and be inspired.

Members will have access to a unique programme of hosted events including informal evening debates and social gatherings, all aimed at enhancing current thinking and discussing some of the challenges in today’s ever-changing environment. 

Membership Benefits

Convivial Evening Salons
Informal networking evenings with a keynote speaker, chaired and moderated by The Salon Host to encourage debate and creative thinking.

Social Events
Informal social gatherings providing an opportunity for members to network in a relaxed environment

The Alternative Office
A specially designed, elegant working environment and facilities in The Palm Court.

Brand Partnerships
Access to a range of members-only opportunities, including priority reservations with Relais Retreats and specially curated luxury partner brands.

Past Events

Dirk Boll, EMEA Deputy Chairman 20th & 21st Century Art, Christie’s

From Great Master to Collective – How Collecting Art Will Develop in-between Cutting-Edge Painting, NFT and the Latest Social Practice


Simon Jones and Alan Watkins - 'Lie-Ability' Authors

Lie-Ability - Finding Truth in a World that Lies: How We Build and Break Trust

General Sir Gordon Messenger - Rear-Admiral of The United Kingdom and Constable of The Tower of London

Why Good Leadership Makes the Difference with General Sir Gordon Messenger KCB DSO OBE ADC

Professor Chris Bones - Dean Emeritus, Henley Business School

Ethics and Integrity in Modern Society: Have We Lost Our Collective Moral Compass?

Justin Urquhart Stewart - Investment Manager and Business Commentator

Economic Archeology and the Lessons It Has for Us Today

Alasdair Haynes - Founder and CEO, Aquis

The Making of the UK's Challenger Stock Exchange - Getting Capital to UK Growth Companies

Lord Carnarvon - Highclere Castle Gin

An Evening with Highclere Castle Gin

Oliver Cook - Olympic and World Champion Rower

Meeting with Triumph and Disaster - Learning to Treat Those Two Imposters the Same

Sarah Percy-Davis and Alex Hammersley - Hollandridge Group

Collecting and Investing in Art - Past, Present and Future

Simon Leadsford - Chief Business Officer and Publishing Director, Condé Nast Traveller

The Smart Traveller - Re-thinking the Future of Luxury Travel

Giles English - Bremont Co-Founder

An Evening with Bremont

Mr Hobbs Gin - An Evening Summer Boat Trip

Mr Hobbs of Henley Gin

Sam Olsen - Founder and CEO, Evenstar

China - Beyond the Myth

Matthew Hastings - Brand Ambassador Nc'Nean

Spirits of Summer - An evening of Music and cocktails with Nc'Nean Whisky

Mark Turnbull - Political Campaign and Conflict Transformation Specialist

Behind Enemy Lines - Can Democracy Survive a Digital Revolution?

Lord Hall - Former Director General BBC

Running Creative Organisations

Simon Foy - Former Head of Homicide and Serious Crime Command, Metropolitan Police

Contemporary Challenges in Policing

Mark Mossimann - Mosimann's

An Evening with Mosimann's

Simon Jones - Chime Communications

Reclaiming Trust in a World that Lies