La Reserve Geneve Hotel And Spa
What it is
On 10 lush acres abutting Lake Geneva: a 73 room, 29-suite respite with a medically-backed spa and both indoor and outdoor pools.
What it isn't
Hangry. There are four locavore restaurants here, including glass-walled The Lodge, which is like dining in a greenhouse (albeit one equipped with a lobster tank)—and surrounded by verdant, manicured gardens of boxwood and allium.
What we think
Guest rooms here were inspired by safari lodges—think “Out of Africa” goes to Switzerland. In the starter category, Superior Rooms, you’ll find blonde woodwork and earthy-hued furnishings, plus must-have hotel amenities (a mini bar; movies on-demand; spa access—yes, there’s a sauna and hammam; Nespresso machines and beds dressed sumptuously in cotton sateen). To experience life as Beyonce might, book the Lake Suite, which overlooks Mont Blanc and the rest of the Swiss alps and has ultra-luxe service included, like chauffeur-driven car transfers, private breakfasts on your terrace, and a tailor-made welcome wine and sweets after your in-suite express check-in. Unlike what you’ll find at many ultra luxe hotels, families are doted upon here; kids are likely to find kid-sized furniture, a stuffed giraffe and art supplies in their room, plus kids menus just for them at the restaurants. Did we mention that there’s a Summer Kids Camp?
You're here because
The spa has osteopaths and nutritionists on-site, and there’s nothing better than returning from vacay in better physical and mental health than when you left.
You’re still recovering from jetlag, days after your flight. Or are you just zonked from working so hard? So you book a Detox-revitalizing treatment at the spa, including a scrub, wrap and better-aging body massage. You emerge, like a butterfly from the chrysalis, feeling like brand new.
Restaurants & Bars
Le Loti - French cuisine
Le Tse Fung - Gastronomic Chinese restaurant
Le Café Lauren - Spa restaurant
Le Lodge for Summer dining in the park or Winter festive evenings by the ice-skating rink
Right on the shores of glimmering Lake Geneva, about a 20 minute drive North of town itself. It’s worth driving 23 minutes into the city to see Geneva’s Museum of Natural History, one of the best on earth, thanks to moonstones from NASA, an earthquake simulator, and a two-headed Greek tortoise named Janus that may live for another hundred years.