Lausanne's Beau-Rivage Palace Launches First-Ever Lakeside Igloos

Lausanne's Beau-Rivage Palace Launches First-Ever Lakeside Igloos
Nestled in the hotel's 10-acre garden, the two transparent igloos invite guests to delight in a moment of magic while looking out over Lake Geneva and the distant snow-capped Alps. "As soon as the first snowflakes start to fall, guests are invited to treat themselves to a unique Swiss winter experience in one of the igloos dotting the gardens," says Nathalie Seiler-Hayez, General Manager of the Beau-Rivage Palace.

The chalet-chic Nordic retreats were fashioned by a team of designers from the Swiss decor website Chic Cham, in collaboration with Espaces Contemporains. Guests can choose from two conceptually different igloos: the first is constructed in a classic alpine style, boasting wooden elements with red and green accents; the second igloo offers a modern experience, decorated with frosted silvers and gold. Both igloos can host up to six people for tea time and other delicacies with the option to order classic Swiss treats from the Lobby Lounge's holiday menu, such as fondue, mulled wine and gingerbread.

Other holiday activities at the Beau-Rivage Palace include:

• Now a winter tradition, the ice skating rink is back at the Lobby Lounge terrace.
• A special menu of seasonal delicacies is available at the skating rink's chalet, along with a Finnish wood burner and warm blankets upon request.
• Children can enjoy pastry and macaron workshops, pony rides and toasted marshmallows in the garden.
• Special Christmas and New Year's Eve lunch and dinner menus are available for booking at the two-Michelin-starred Anne-Sophie Pic restaurant.
• A New Year's Eve gala offering Champagne and a tap dance performance by dancers from Martin's Tap Dance.
The igloo installation will take place from December 2016 through the end of January 2017. For more information, visit

Winter packages are available from December 1, 2016 to January 8, 2017, with rates starting from 400 CHF (approx. US$404). Packages include access to the breakfast buffet and a traditional mulled wine or hot chocolate in the chalet by the ice rink.