Voted Europe’s leading city break, dubbed as a shopping paradise, one of the world’s safest cities, and a favourite among Gulf travellers during the summer, Geneva is yet to be discovered this winter season as the city transforms into a winter wonderland. Taking advantage of its lake-front location, experienced Clefs d’Or and unrivalled 150-year-old reputation, there is no better way to soak in what the city has to offer than by staying at the oldest hotel in Geneva, Beau-Rivage. Here are some of the activities that are sure to enrich every discerning traveller’s experience
As Geneva brims with winter activities for a romantic excursion or a family getaway. The award-winning Clefs d’Or of Beau-Rivage can arrange a scenic boat tour on the lake, organise a luxurious vehicle to take the travellers on a day-journey to discover the most spectacular villages for a grape-tasting experience or even have a unique drive on the lonely forest roads leading to the summit of La Barillette.
Travellers can explore the open-air history of the region, as Beau-Rivage’s location in the heart of the city makes it accessible for guests to feast their eyes as well as their appetite. The English Garden is just a few steps from the hotel, and there lies the famous Flower Clock and National Monument. Its paths are the perfect place for an idyllic stroll in the centre of the city where in winter it’s laden with Swiss food stalls and tasty treats. A few steps up from the old town is the Vieille-Ville, the largest historic town in Switzerland, dominated by St. Peter’s Cathedral, the symbolic location of the Reformation.
Gastronomes and chocolate lovers don’t need to go far, as the hotel’s restaurants, all offering halal food, are plating new winter menus to celebrate the festive season. Those with a sweet tooth will have a gourmet rendezvous with The Chocolate Bar. Adults and children alike will be transported to the chocolate world with the sweet delights offered on the menu. While more delicacies await at Le Chat Botté, where the hotel’s opulent restaurant will give guests a Michelin-star New Year and Christmas dining experience with creative, modern fare from chef Dominique Gauthier.