Grand Hôtel du Lac: A centuries-old tradition of hospitality, individualized service and refined cuisine.
The family-friendly five-star Grand Hôtel du Lac sits as a jewel on the northern shores of Lake Geneva in Vevey, Switzerland, offering elegance at its finest, and a celebration in 2018 of its 150th anniversary.
Faithful to the tradition of welcome in a region known for its climate and scenery, the Grand Hôtel du Lac bestows a revered atmosphere of calmness and pleasure. Stunning views of the majestic French Alps, Lake Geneva or the town of Vevey are featured from all 50 spacious guest rooms, and the most thoughtful touches like premium bedding, complimentary bathrobes and slippers, and a unique pillow menu add extra comfort.
From cozy refuge to intimate dining, Grand Hôtel du Lac does not fail to delight. The Michelin Star-rated Les Saisons restaurant creates an inviting atmosphere to enjoy the fine dining experience created by Executive Chef Thomas Neeser. For more casual dining, guests can enjoy La Véranda, with indoor and terrace seating overlooking spectacular views of the gardens, harbor, Lake Geneva and the Alps. An outdoor pool with a poolside menu is open seasonally.
Simply wandering throughout the grand and often imposing spaces of the hotel inspires romance. Guests marvel at the 22-foot-high ceilings in the Grand Salle Viennois, and can spend hours admiring the details of the Asian-styled Oriental Lounge with its Chinese tapestries and furniture and traditional fireplace inspired by the “Tales of Arabian Nights,” while experiencing the hotel’s famous Moroccan mint tea, tobacco-free shisha, or classic Afternoon Tea.
Welcoming guests into its stylish and relaxing atmosphere, Dr. Burgener Switzerland Care & Spa offers a Turkish bath, sauna and an array of body treatments and massage featuring all-natural Dr. Burgener products.
And although one could spend their entire time relishing the charms of the beautiful hotel itself, nearby lie a number of exciting attractions to lure the curious and adventurous, including Chaplin’s World, the medieval fortress Chillon Castle, the Swiss heritage site Châtelard Castle, and the Olympic museum with the world’s largest archive of Olympic artifacts.
Of course one cannot help but marvel at the beauty of the natural surroundings, can take advantage of the Plein Ciel glass lift offering views of Lake Geneva, the Jorat Forest and the Rhône Valley, and the scenic Rochers de Naye railway to capture its true essence. For the more active, a number of regional activities abound, including golf, sailing, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, bicycling and hiking.
The world-class Grand Hôtel du Lac features a tradition of individualized service and refined cuisine, set in an award-winning interior environment. As a five star-rated property, it is a member of the prestigious Relaix & Chateaux and the grouping of Swiss Deluxe Hotels.
Closed for two years for an extensive renovation conducted by the world-renowned French interior architect Pierre-Yves Rochon to restore the property to the grand style initially envisioned in 1868, Grand Hôtel du Lac reopened on January 18, 2007 with a grand gala designed to represent the original opening festivities.
Grand Hôtel du Lac was the inspiration for Anita Brookner’s Booker Prize-winning novel, “Hotel Du Lac,” and nestled in the heart of the Montreaux Riviera and Lavaux wine region (a UNESCO world heritage site), the town of Vevey is the birthplace of milk chocolate and world headquarters of Nestlé. It was also the final home to comic legend Charlie Chaplin and his family.
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About Grand Hôtel du Lac
The Grand Hôtel du Lac is a five-star luxury hotel located in Vevey, Switzerland along the northern shores of Lake Geneva. Featuring exceptional views of the majestic French and Swiss Alps and the harbor of Vevey, this charming hotel offers 50 guest rooms and suites; the Dr. Burgener Switzerland Care & Spa; two restaurants: the Michelin Star-rated fine dining Les Saisons and the more casual La Veranda; and a bar, lounge and the Oriental Lounge.
In operation since 1868, Grand Hôtel du Lac celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2018. Following an extensive two-year modernization and redesign, the Grand Hôtel du Lac relaunched in January 2007 and within the next year, entered the prestigious affiliation of “Relais & Chateaux.” In 2008, it earned its five-star rating and joined the grouping of “Swiss Deluxe Hotels.” A TripAdvisor Traveler Award Winner (2014), it was also the inspiration for Anita Brookner’s Booker Prize-winning novel, “Hotel Du Lac.” Learn more about the Grand Hôtel du Lac or make reservations at www.ghdl.ch
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