Updated luxury on the banks of Lake Geneva
87 Rooms / 22 Suites
Since its opening in 1875, Le Richemond Genève, Dorchester Collection has been part of Geneva’s world-known hotels. The spacious rooms, the food and beverage options and the sophisticated Spa by Sisley all attract a large number of guests seeking great service and first-class venues. Set in the heart of the city on the banks of Lake Geneva by the iconic Jet d’Eau fountain, the grand old hotel also has a splendid view of the old city and Brunswick Gardens. The hotel is ideal for both a leisure or business stay. And while Le Richemond was renovated in 2007, it retains its vintage allure with design details like walls of lacquered exotic woods and intricate marquetry in furniture pieces.
Overall, rooms have a contemporary feel with modern furniture but are anchored to history with Art Deco touches and antiques. The Geneva hotel has 109 rooms, including 22 signatures suites with a lake or courtyard view. These signature suites are spacious, with luxurious marble bathrooms and breathtaking views of Lake Geneva, Brunswick Gardens and snow-capped Mont Blanc. (Tip: All lake-view rooms come with balconies with panoramic landscapes — have breakfast served there while taking in the vistas and Geneva’s morning sun.)
With 11 different room categories, there are surely options to meet your needs. Basic Superior Rooms come with a city view, a reading area and L’Occitane bath amenities; Premium Lake View rooms feature a balcony, an executive desk, a seating area and a marble bathroom with both bathtub and rainforest shower. The Royal Armleder Suite (named after the founders of the luxury hotel) is the most luxurious accommodations Le Richemond has to offer. With a 360-degree view of the lake, the old town and Mont Blanc, this unique suite makes for an unforgettable experience — it’s located on the seventh (and top) floor and offers a spacious living room with fireplace, a dining room for private entertaining, rainforest showers, a hammam and two furnished terraces.
The Restaurant and Bar
Le Jardin is one of the top tables in Geneva, where locals often go for lunch or dinner. Its culinary reputation is due to chef Philippe Bourrel’s simple and modern French cuisine, which spotlights fresh, seasonal ingredients that mainly come from Switzerland. Seafood, meats and housemade pastas are available on the à la carte menu; the seasonal four-course prix fixe menu changes daily.
At Le Bar, choose from a selection of light meals, snacks and bar bites with your cocktails in the Art Deco-inspired space, which looks out over Brunswick Gardens.
Le Spa by Sisley has five traditional treatment rooms (including one couples room), along with a Thai massage room, unique in Geneva. The plush rooms are equipped with chromotherapy lights and personal showers. The treatments themselves are, of course, by Sisley, a luxury French skincare brand that uses aromatic plant extracts and essential oils. Expect loads of indulgent options, from effective anti-aging facials to indulgent massages. Before or after a service, you can unwind in the relaxation area, which has both a hammam and a sauna.
For fitness-minded guests, a visit to the gym (located next to the spa on the lower level) will be in order. Use the Technogym equipment or book a personal trainer for a personalized exercise session.