Geneva is the sparkling jewel on Europe’s largest lake. In this multi-national city, one wonders what really goes on behind the doors of all those private banks and in all those United Nations meetings. Predominantly Francophone, it is museum-filled and the headquarters of innumerable multinational corporations and organizations, including the Red Cross and many United Nations’ agencies, all kept on time for centuries by its watchmakers.
Hotels in Geneva
The art-nouveau Hotel Tiffany has 65 lovely rooms, a reception with colorful couches and mahogany paneling and also a spa with a sauna, hammam, fitness area, and massages. The rooms have Frette linens, fluffy terry robes, fresh fruit, artisanal chocolates, and, yes, the showers are still great. The appealing belle époque décor of floral motifs, taffeta curtains and carved woodwork combine with edgy contemporary design. There’s the cozy English bar, terrific breakfasts and the gourmet restaurant offers delicious delights. The Tiffany is near Geneva’s Grand Théâtre, Music Conservatory, a short walk to Old Town or anywhere.