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This superb 1865 former mansion overlooks Lake Geneva, a 10-minute walk from the English Garden, the shops of Rue de Rhone, and the historic town center.
Founded in 1865 by Jean-Jacques Mayer and conveniently located on the lakeside Quai du Mont Blanc, 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 own original furnishings, stained glass and objets d’art scattered throughout, to suites named after notable guests who have left their mark on history here. Beau-Rivage’s glittering list of former guests includes the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt, who quietly reflected here whilst drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to Empress Sissi of Austria who chose Beau-Rivage as her pied-à-terre in Geneva, to legendary designer Coco Chanel and Hollywood stars including Angelina Jolie.
With 70 individually-designed rooms and 25 suites, including six Celestial Suites launched last year designed by French interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, a new Bellefontaine Suite opened this month for specialised Swiss spa treatments and exceptional cuisine from Michelin-starred Le Chat-Botté to lakeside La Terrasse, Beau-Rivage is a magnificent base for exploring the stylish city of Geneva.
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5745 square feet / 534 square-meter of renovated meeting space.
Geneva International Airport (GVA)
2.5 miles/4 km
May through October