When it comes to luxury, there are some countries that just do it right. One of those that always comes to mind is Switzerland. With its majestic mountains that demand your attention and delicious chocolates that melt in your mouth, Switzerland has become synonymous with decadence and luxury. And when it comes to luxury hotels in Switzerland, we’re here to tell you that you don’t need to think twice about it!
Luxury Hotels In Switzerland
When it comes to seeing that grandeur first hand you don’t need to look much farther than Swiss hotels. The Grand Hôtel Du Lac is one of the most beautiful luxury hotels in Switzerland.
About the Grand Hôtel du Lac
The Grand Hôtel du Lac is one of the beautiful five-star luxury hotels in Switzerland. Located on the norther shores of Lake Geneva, the hotel features stunning views of the breathtaking French and Swiss Alps as well as the Vevey harbor.
Why you should visit The Grand Hôtel du Lac
For the history…
Guests can enjoy learning about Grand Hôtel du Lac’s illustrious 150-year history via commemorative plaques located around the property. Nobles, religious leaders and popular personalities have all made Grand Hôtel du Lac their destination of choice. The hotel was the inspiration for Anita Brookner’s Booker Prize-winning novel “Hotel Du Lac.”
For The Party…
If you’ve ever wanted to attend one of those infamous East Egg parties Gatsby threw, this might be your chance. Guests can help celebrate Grand Hôtel du Lac’s 150th anniversary and history with parties, special menus, guest chefs and fantastic room packages.
For The Food…
Guests visiting the hotel can select from six dining options at Grand Hôtel du Lac. Among the culinary options are the gourmet restaurant Les Saisons led by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Thomas Neeser or La Véranda, for indoor or terrace “brasserie chic” dining overlooking the gardens, harbor, Lake Geneva and the Alps. Foodies can book a truly unique table d’hôte space within the kitchens for an up-close, exclusive encounter with star Chef Thomas Neeser that is sure to make your vacation one you will never forget!
For more casual dining options, guests can be dine at Le Marina Garden Lounge—the hotel’s newest dining venue, The HenryK’s Bar, and the Oriental Lounge. New in 2018 is the Lime Pool Club, open seasonally.
Sunday Brunch and Afternoon Tea round out the options and offer a wonderful opportunity to experience a little more luxury.
For The View…
Grand Hôtel du Lac is situated on the northern shores of Lake Geneva. The hotel features spectacular views of the harbor, Lake Geneva, the French and Swiss Alps and the town of Vevey. Natural splendors abound just outside the doors that is sure to take your breath away!
For the Ambiance…
This magnificent hotel offers impressive and imposing spaces that will have you feeling like a Royal in no time! You will get lost in your own fairy tale with the 22-foot ceilings in the Grand Salle Vennois, and the Chinese tapestries and furnishings in the Asian-styled Oriental Lounge inspired by the “Tales of Arabian Nights.” Grand Hôtel du Lac is revered as a “little palace” along the shores of Lake Geneva and you will find yourself hard pressed to disagree as you enjoy the property and bespoke service of this five-star hotel.
For the Wine…
As one of the most beautiful luxury hotels in Switzerland, Grand Hôtel du Lac is nestled in the heart of the Montreaux Riviera and Lavaux wine region, a UNESCO world heritage site, that gives the hotel beautiful views and great wine. Guests can tour terraced hillside vineyards before enjoying a bottle of the area’s finest wines. You can choose a bottle from the hotel’s 18-page wine menu curated by expert sommelier Sébastien Chanson’s, along with a lovely selection of champagnes, whiskeys and spirits. If you are really into the wine making process, you can book a private tour of the wine cellar for an introduction to Swiss wine making.
For the Local Attractions…
Grand Hôtel du Lac is situated in the town of Vevey, surrounded by beautiful natural settings and exciting local attractions like the Plein Ciel glass lift, the Jorat Forest and the Rhône Valley. While many guests choose to spend most of their time in the hotel’s luxury there is plenty to do in the area for those who do want to explore.
For sightseeing, guests can visit the medieval fortress Chillon Castle, the Swiss heritage site Châtelard Castle, the Olympic museum with the world’s largest archive of Olympic artifacts, and Chaplin’s World. Vevey was the last home for famed actor Charlie Chaplin and his family which gives the town a nice dose of history and quirk.
For the Pampering…
The hotel’s Dr. Burgener Switzerland Care & Spa offers an amazing Turkish bath, relaxing sauna, steam bath, and state of the art fitness center. You will also find an array of body treatments and massage featuring all-natural Dr. Burgener products that make spending a day at the spa a wonderful and rejuvenating option if you are looking for some R&R.
The pampering isn’t just for those who visit the spa! All guests will experience pampering with stunning views from their guest rooms, premium bedding, complimentary bathrobes and slippers and a unique pillow. Every detail is perfection, designed for ultimate comfort and luxury.
For the Chocolate…
Vevey is home to the world headquarters of Nestlé, makers of the popular milk chocolates. Inside the original Nestlé factory, the Alimentarium features a food museum worth checking out with cookery workshops and coffee shop. You will also find “Nest,” the Henri Nestlé museum, that offers a unique, fun and interactive journey for the entire family through the history of the Swiss company. A visit to Läderach Chocolatier Suisse in Vevey offers a taste of the silky smooth milk chocolate made in the Swiss tradition!
With so many wonderful reasons to stay in one of the luxury hotels in Switzerland, it will be hard to say no to your inner Royal. No matter what the reason for your visit, with so many things to do and see, Grand Hôtel du Lac is the perfect place to stay!
Photography courtesy of Grand Hotel du Lac