Change is brewing at the Swiss palace hotel on Lake Geneva. First opened in 1861, the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne is currently undergoing a room renovation by renowned interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon (behind The Savoy in London and the Prince de Galles in Paris). The first phase wrapped in May, and visitors have been delighted by the results: 37 renovated rooms and suites, equipped with top technology, are elegant and classical in style. The remaining 60 rooms will be finished in Spring 2014.
As this is Rochon we’re talking about, only the finest materials were used to spruce up the rooms; think marbles, silks, and Murano blown glass chandeliers. Mirrors reflect the lake vistas, while spa-like bathrooms boast multi-jet showers, endless views, and screens embedded in the mirrors. The two new suites—one a duplex with panoramic views from the hotel’s top floor, the other offering its very own spa with a fireplace, hammam, and massage tables-- promise a VIP experience. For more information, visit www.brp.ch.