Make your own watch in Geneva

Beau-Rivage, Geneva, has created an exclusive watchmaking experience in collaborating with Swiss horology specialists Initium, at the end of which guests will create their own beautiful bespoke timepiece.

The experience includes a one-night stay and a one-day watchmaking course at the Initium workshop guided by a master watchmaker where guests will create their own timepiece, as well as two tickets to the Patek Philippe Museum and a commemorative book on watchmaking.

Also new here? Through mid-March 2020 a unique new fondue dining experience offers eye-catching, cosy ski gondolas seating up to four people each, on the hotel’s picturesque terrace overlooking Lake Geneva, serving a series of gourmet fondues using locally-produced Swiss cheese paired with excellent wines from the hotel’s historic cellar.

This is the city’s only remaining family-run luxury hotel (GM is Lars Wagner). It blends the modern with magical echoes of the past: from the Mayer family’s own original furnishings, stained glass and objets d’art scattered throughout, to suites named after notable guests who have left their mark on history here. The hotel’s historical façade sits along the water’s edge of Lake Geneva, meaning each room and dining spot at ‘La Terrasse’ commands incredible views of the Jet d’Eau and Mont Blanc. 

Six new Lake View Loft Suites, two-story suites with skylights (sizes 1,076 to more than 1,600 square feet) are by Pierre-Yves Rochon.

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