Black Swan fever is sweeping the nation. (Natalie Portman did just “dance away” with the Golden Globe award for best actress in a drama.) Has the film piqued your interest in ballet? Head to Switzerland in February to get an inside look at the ballet world, courtesy of the Beau-Rivage Palace, the luxury hotel situated on 10 acres of private gardens with spectacular views of Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps. The hotel will be offering guests a rare opportunity to attend the Prix de Lausanne, the internationally renowned dance competition held annually for young ballet dancers. Many of the competitors go on to become leading stars in major international ballet companies.
For the occasion, the Beau Rivage Palace is offering the “Prix de Lausanne Ballet Package” which includes two nights luxury accommodation; two first-class tickets to the Prix de Lausanne semi-finals on February 5th and finals on February 6th, 2011, including transfers by taxi; admission to the cocktail party after the performance; daily breakfast; welcome fruit basket and flowers in-room; a four-course meal at the hotel's Café Beau-Rivage (excluding drinks); and complimentary access to the hotel's Cinq Mondes Spa, fitness center and tennis courts. Valid February 4-6, 2011, the offer is based on double occupancy and is priced from CHF1,200 (approximately US$1,245) per person.
The Beau Rivage palace is home to Anne-Sophie Pic at the Beau-Rivage Palace, the award-winning restaurant helmed by France's only female chef with three Michelin stars.