Geneva is a magical place with its snowy alpine peaks, perfect sights, and on the shores of one of the largest lakes in Europe.
It is here that the Hotel Beau-Rivage resides, surrounded by all this picture-perfect beauty. It is easy to be here and take advantage of all that this elegant hotel has to offer. It is a stunning grand hotel with a feeling of great history throughout. Paintings, antiques, impressive high ceilings, and majestic chandeliers adorn every hotel’s corner, room, and suite.
The Beau Rivage is the ideal destination for a weekend of adventures or relaxation, a pinnacle of Swiss hospitality and refinement without being pretentious. You can explore the nearby mountains and towns or take advantage of sporting facilities offering a range of gentle outdoor activities.
For example, hiking up the nearby Salève mountain might be tempting for a birds-eye view of the city or walking in the actual urban jungle of Geneva’s Botanical Conservatories and Garden, the first in Switzerland to be certified 100% organic.
This private hotel whose unmatched charm has been alive for over 150 years was founded in 1865 by Jean-Jacques Mayer and conveniently located in the heart of Geneva’s business and shopping district, Beau-Rivage commands incredible views of Lake Geneva and the Alps.
Behind its grand, historic façade, the hotel’s meticulously-restored design blends the modern-day with magical echoes of the past. From the Mayer family’s original furnishings, stained glass and objets d’art scattered throughout, to suites named after notable guests who have left their mark on history here.
Every room, every suite have their character, but two deserve mention. The baroque style Eleanor Roosevelt Suite offers expansive views of Lake Geneva from each corner with Murano glass chandeliers and open plan vast elegance displaying cutting-edge technology.
The romantic suite Sissi, decorated with precious souvenirs and period furniture, will take you back to the glorious times of the Empress. She chose Beau-Rivage as her Genevan Pied-à-Terre and played a part in its destiny.
When it’s time to dine, an unforgettable culinary experience awaits you at Michelin-starred restaurant Le Chat-Botté, led by the talented Chef Dominique Gauthier. Here you will be able to delight your senses at one of Geneva’s most renowned restaurants.
Season after season, using produce chosen with careful consideration, guests are presented with an uncluttered, gourmet menu enabling you to delight in superbly crafted fish and meat suggestions. Mind you, a wealth of plant-based options are also available, and six times a year, themed menus that showcase a star product such as asparagus, the cep mushroom, citrus fruit, and game. And much in tune with the hotel’s touch, Chef Gautier emerged from his kitchen to greet dinner guests before the end of the meal.
Geneva has a way of staying with you as if it was an old friend, and so is the Beau-Rivage hotel. You may not have time to visit as often as you would like, but it feels like a reunion of fondly shared memories to be treasured when you are there. Memories of Geneva from my youth and the ones shared in later years become ever more precious, not least when you have the opportunity to make those memories of staying in an establishment like the Beau-Rivage.
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