HOTEL BUZZ: Swiss Modernism on Lake Geneva

The new Hotel Lavaux introduces a modern edge to the UNESCO listed Lavaux Vineyards on Lake Geneva.

Since opening its doors in July 2012, Lake Geneva region’s latest property, Hotel Lavaux, is proving a hit with local and international visitors. Located in the heart of the UNESCO heritage site of the Lavaux vineyards and facing the striking Swiss Alps, this modern hotel is in the shape of a long ship. Originally built in 1964 and designed by the famous Italian born architect, Alberto Sartoris, the $15m+ renovation of the old motel features straight lines that accentuate the new contemporary style of the building. Furnished with all mod cons and boasting a bright, crisp, spacious feel, the hotel also features six apartments, each consisting of a bedroom, living room, a modern bathroom and a kitchen corner. We love the stunning chocolate box views from the bed and the terrace, which make room service a must.

Nearby points of interest include the Olympic Museum (Museé Olympique), Beaulieu Conference and Exhibition Centre and the University of Lausanne (L’Université de Lausanne). Numerous outdoor activities include boating and fishing on Lac Léman, as it is locally known, hiking, golfing, and horseback riding. A variety of restaurants and cocktail lounges can be found in the surrounding area, and the Cep de Vigne restaurant and bar is located on the premises. A tour desk, concierge services, currency exchange and car rental assistance are all provided on the premises for added guest convenience.
RATES: Rooms start from approx. $164 per room including city taxes and a full breakfast buffet is $18 per person. For more information, visit www.myswitzerland.com and view the Swiss Wine Route itinerary.

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