The canals are serene; the occasional gondolier sways past, service boats deliver and collect and you may even see a group of stand-up paddle boarders working their way around some of the narrower stretches of water.
It is a hotel which truly celebrates the life of a Sultan. Mansour Eddahbi, the “glorious golden one”, was a powerful and progressive 16th century ruler in Morocco; his life was culturally and politically rich, with writers of the period observing him as a man of “profound Islamic learning, a lover of books, calligraphy and mathematics."
It is the modern heart of the Olympic ideal. Sitting on the shore of Lake Geneva, Lausanne is the home of the International Olympic Committee, yet is also a vibrant and metropolitan community where lovers of wine, culture and fine food - including chocolate – can savor the flavors of this part of Switzerland.