The Intercontinental Geneve recently emerged from a 10-year, $110 million renovation, and we're excited to get a glimpse of its new style.
The hotel is located right in Geneva's diplomatic district, making it ideal for visiting dignitaries and their families (it's a five-minute walk to the United Nations and close to the airport and city center as well).
Suites at this hotel (there are 49, not including the seven Residences) can stretch out to a whopping 6,500 square feet. (Depending on preference, ask for rooms with views over Lake Geneva, the Alps or the Jura range.) Bonus for families: Some suites have cooking facilities, making quick snacks easy.
The top pick for VIPs, however, has to be the Diplomatic Residences, which can be combined to create the Presidential Residence. According to Forbes, the united suite doubles the usual dining room, master bedroom and study for larger families or groups.
Then there's the top-floor Residence, which has 360-degree vistas over the countryside--guests in this suite won't have to choose their views; they can look over the lake or the mountains whenever they wish. With a whopping 11 rooms over two wings, perks include a dedicated library, a hammam and a fitness room. Bonus: The suite has its own private elevator, making access both easy and secure. New York-based Tony Chi designed the rooms.
Dining options include Woods, which focuses on seasonal cuisine; Nations, a bar with deep leather couches (perfect for unwinding at the end of a long day) and a 10-person table d'hôte in front of the library for the literary set; O'Bar, a lounge with a fireplace; and the seasonal poolside cafe that specializes in meals best served al fresco (think grilled fish, carpaccio and salads; and ice creams and sorbets for desert).
Spa aficionados will have plenty to try, as well: The hotel will have a Clarins Institute and Day Spa with six treatment rooms (including a couples' room and a balneotherapy suite). We hear the treatment rooms will have scented candles and orchids to help set the mood, so we're already eager to explore it.
For meetings and events, the hotel has 2000 square meters of space that cover 16 multi-function rooms. The Grand Ballroom has direct access to the street, making it easy to get in and out (especially valuable for VIPs), and can host up to 850 people.