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With a multitude of high-level international meetings, conferences and trade shows, you’ll find an abundance of luxury hotels in Geneva. Forbes Travel Guide editors suggest you make reservations as soon as possible for these favorite hotels:
1. Beau-Rivage Geneva. Situated right on the lake since 1865, the high-end Beau-Rivage Hotel will satisfy the most demanding customers. Just steps from Old Town, the Beau-Rivage has classically designed rooms with modern amenities like free high-speed Internet access and control pads for lights and temperature.
2. Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva. Located in the heart of the city, the Five-Star Four Seasons was the city’s first large modern hotel and still attracts international travelers and statesmen with its pretty views of Lake Léman and impeccable service.
3. Mandarin Oriental, Geneva. Those in town on business will find the Mandarin a great pick for its proximity to the financial district. Though it’s equally a draw for tourists who want to be close to the shops and like its Rhône-side location. The Art Deco-influenced rooms, top-notch service and standout fine dining Indian restaurant, Rasoi by Vineet, will please all types of travelers.
4. Le Richemond Geneva. This intimate Dorchester Collection hotel offers great views — you’ll spot the Alps in the background and Brunswick Gardens and the lake across the way. Inside, you’ll find plenty to look at as well — the décor is an eclectic mix of Art Deco and neo-classical. Check out Italian restaurant Le Jardin and the onsite spa.
5. Hotel de la Paix Geneva. The gorgeous boutique hotel with just 85 rooms dates back to 1865, but thanks to a recent renovation, it’s a temple of modernity. Vivid colors, basin sinks, shaded chandeliers and contemporary wall graphics are juxtaposed with curvy wrought-iron balconies and views of the mountains and lake.