Hotel President Wilson
A Luxury Collection Hotel
What it is
A celebrity bolthole with one of the world’s most expensive suites.
What it isn't
Off-putting. Sometimes, opulence is the most comfortable option.
What we think
Yes, the Hotel President Wilson is reportedly home to one of the most big-sticker hotel stays on the planet—the12-bedroom, 8th-floor Royal Penthouse Suite, with a Steinway grand piano (Rihanna and Michael Jackson have both played it) plus bulletproof glass windows. But that doesn’t mean the rest of the hotel’s guests are slumming in the other 227 rooms. Far from it: Even standard rooms here are fitted with Art Deco-inspired interiors, Hermès toiletries, Bang & Olufsen TV’s, and views of the Alps and Lake Geneva. Chef Michel Roth has created a suite of restaurants to feed the global glitterati, including Umami, a sushi spot set outside on the shores of Lake Geneva, and Arabesque, a Lebanese spot that tempts locals with its samak mechoui (grilled sea bass with tahini and crispy pita).
You're here because
You want a luxury stay convenient to Geneva's most important addresses, but with a lakefront location and pampering galore.
After a day whirling around the Geneva shops, you’re spent. A quick call to the hotel’s two-floor Spa La Mer Geneva and, suddenly, you’re being plied with hot volcanic stones.
Restaurants & Bars
Bayview by Michel Roth (Fine dining restaurant, 1 Michelin star, 18/20 at Gault-Millau) // Umami By Michel Roth (French inspired Japanese restaurant, 13/20 at Gault-Millau) // Arabesque (Lebanese restaurant, 14/20 at Gault-Millau)
Glow bar (Sophisticated lounge bar facing the lake, featuring impressive fireplaces) // So bar (Cozy and intimate cocktail bar offering a selection of premium alcohols, whiskies and Signature cocktails) // Pool bar (Lounge bar by the pool in a "French Riviera" atmosphere)
Discovery of Geneva with the electro-solar little train of Geneva or by boat with a lake cruise. Visit of the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) and its two permanent exhibitions: the "Microcosm" and the "Universe of Particles" , in the famous Globe of Science and Innovation. Water sports on the lake in summer and winter sports in winter. Various parcs among which the "Bois de la Bâtie" and its 12 hectars including playground, walks and animal park. Visits of Swiss chocolate and cheese factories in the area. Zoos and amusement parks in the region.
A mere 2.4 miles from Geneva Airport, steps from Parc Mon Repos, Palace of Nations and the St. Pierre Cathedral, should you need to pray for a longer stay.