Located on the banks of the famous Lake Leman, Lausanne is a quiet city of about 400,000 inhabitants. Along with Geneva, it is one of Switzerland’s most well known cities and the home of the International Olympic Committee. Lausanne’s gentle atmosphere of peace and serenity is almost stereotypical of Switzerland’s legendary placidity. Don’t however, be fooled by appearances. Behind its prestigious reputation as an Olympic capital, Lausanne refuses to rest on its laurels and is characterized today by its dynamic, enterprising and internationally open nature. As the country’s forth largest city, it is an important site for research and development. The municipality’s concern with ecology has geared its growth in the direction of durable development, an idea it is trying to share with the numerous multinational institutions that have set up shop in the city.
Lausanne is also a city with about twenty museums, numerous festivals, innovative cultural initiatives and a great many innovative projects in urban development, infrastructures and transportation, in short, all the areas that affect daily life. Far from the cliché of an old fashioned Switzerland, Lausanne demonstrates the vitality and the energy of a city in perfect sync with its era.
Opened in 1861, the Beau-Rivage is a “Belle Epoque” style palace hotel with a classical and timeless structure. The hotel has welcomed a great many political personalities and celebrities and has even been the venue for a number of major historical events like the treaty signed here in 1923 by the United States and Turkey, defining the borders of the new Turkey and putting an end to the Ottoman Empire. With its impressive salons decorated with 18th century frescoes and marble columns, the hotel very quickly became an important establishment in Europe for visitors in search of luxury. Famous for its irreproachable service, the Beau Rivage continues to be in harmony with the modern era while at the same time preserving its original charm. And to maintain this spirit in the rooms, the hotel commissioned designer Pierre-Yves Rochon to rejuvenate the décor. The renowned creator retained the essential of the “Great Lady of the Lake”, but added a discreet and elegant modern touch. The result is a magnificent combination that gives the term, classicism, great nobility. The hotel, on the banks of the lake, in the heart of a 4 hectare park which is part of the property, has 169 rooms and suites ranging in size from 28 to 140 square meters, the latter for the most luxurious suites. All the rooms are designed in the same spirit as the hotel with comfort guaranteed to satisfy even the most demanding guests. Pierre-Yves Rochon once again contributed to this spirit by creating accommodations with the accent on light, an optimal use of space and by integrating cutting edge technology. The tones of the fabrics are light in color, and a subtle use of mirrors enables guests to play with the light reflecting of Lake Leman. One of the effects of the total renovation that took place in 2009 is the gastronomic restaurant, one of the highlights of the Beau Rivage. Under the direction of Chef Anne-Sophie Pic, the cuisine celebrates excellence, generosity and sharing : “For the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne, I created two menus which reflects the family, love, nature, the freshness of berries gathered on the side of a road, the strength of the mushrooms at the end of a forest and the memory of aromas of a family cuisine for simple and authentic pleasure.
The Beau Rivage is a select destination for important personalities, and in this vein, the hotel possesses 7 different presidential suites; unique accommodations for even more exclusivity in this “grand hotel.”
Five stars / Palace hotel /Member-Swiss Deluxe Hotels /Member - Leading Hotels of the World /On the shore of Lake Leman /Spectacular view of the lake / Majestic view of the French Alps / Belle Epoch style / Classic / Timeless / Elegant / Refined luxury / Modern comfort / Gastronomic restaurant famous for its excellent, generous and convivial cuisine / Japanese Restaurant with traditional Japanese cuisine / Deluxe brasserie / Sunday brunch / Breakfast in the room / Bar / Lobby-lounge / 20 meter long outdoor pool
Cinq Mondes spa with hammam, sauna and 15 meter indoor pool / Turkish baths / Steam baths / Solarium / Fitness center / Library / Meeting & banquet halls / Business center with state of the art technology / Hair salon / Beauty institute / Children’s play area / Baby sitting service / 4 hectare park / Hiking / Golf course 3 kilometers away / Fishing / Deep sea diving / Gourmand cruises
All year round
169 rooms and suites
Superior double room garden view from 325 €
Superior double room lake view from 480 €
Junior Suite from 975 €
Geneva International Airport- GVA(40min)
Place du Port 17-19
CH 1000 LAUSANNE 6 Switzerland
No time difference
The climate varies from one region to another.
On the plateau (between Lake Leman and the Lake Constance), the weather is very similar to that of Paris.
The climate is much colder in the Alps and in the Jurassic mountain range
The Ticino has an almost Mediterranean climate
National ID card or valid passport
No visa required
No required vaccinations
The Swiss franc (CHF)
German, French, Italian, Romansh
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+33 1 75 43 70 26 *Our reservation department is always happy to assist you via phone or via email. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 18pm (GMT +1).