The word “Switzerland” conjures up images of breathtaking snow-capped mountains, pastoral landscapes and atmospheric train rides. Rightfully so.
From the towering Swiss Alps in the south to the 1,500 azure lakes drenching 6 percent of the land, Switzerland is a stunningly beautiful place that never fails to impress.
Switzerland’s tranquil splendor is best appreciated in its smaller charming cities, each one more regal and striking than the next. Case in point: the southern city of Lausanne, arguably the most picturesque of Swiss cities, showcasing lakeside serenity and natural grandeur at every turn.
The lovely and grand Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne is the pinnacle of Swiss sophistication. Perched on the banks of Lake Geneva, the timeless Belle Époque tour de force is a combination of living history and modern luxury. A decade-long facelift of Joan Rivers proportions has removed any and all signs of the aging process, restoring historic ballrooms to their nineteenth and twentieth century grandeur and implanting a few extravagant additions such as a 15,000-square-foot destination spa, infinity pools and a marble-clad terrace with superlative views of the Alps. The historic hotel, where the Treaty of Lausanne was signed in 1923, has hosted the complete roster of Who’s Who in Hollywood, fashion and politics.
In the kitchen, Beau-Rivage showcases the creations of world-renowned chef Anne-Sophie Pic in its signature restaurant. Pic’s hard-earned three Michelin Stars are evident in each of the handcrafted plates inspired by her French heritage and her family legacy of award-winning cuisine. brp.ch
The Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel boasts an outdoor pool, the newly renovated La Rotonde banquet hall and rooms with stunning views.