In a land of matchless beauty, Le Richemond is a true gem that has welcomed guests for more than 140 years with luxurious accommodations, spectacular alpine scenery, and a cosmopolitan vibe. Service at this Forbes Five-Star hotel lives up to impeccable Swiss standards from start to finish, and stylish Art Deco looks, contemporary French cuisine, and a state-of-the-art Sisley spa are just some of the wonderful indulgences that await.
- Choose from 109 light-filled rooms and suites with marble bathrooms
- Wake to views of the iconic Jet d’Eau fountain and shimmering Lake Geneva
- Be pampered by two therapists during a four-hand massage in the spa
- Enjoy a perfect day of sightseeing, guided by Les Clefs d'Or concierges
- Keep in shape with a bespoke fitness program designed by a personal trainer
- Dine on seasonal cuisine paired with fine wines from nearby vineyards
Attentive staff will anticipate your needs, while the concierge team has a little black book packed with insider information to share with you. They can arrange appointments with the city’s most talented watchmakers, make dining reservations, and plan multigenerational activities that will delight the whole family.
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Le Richemond’s 109 rooms and suites are dressed in soft greys and punctuated by bold splashes of color (think midnight blue, eggplant, and red). You will be welcomed with Favarger Swiss-made chocolates, plush velvet armchairs, Italian linen sheets, and freshly-cut flowers. The white Calacatta marble bathrooms feature soaking tubs and rainforest showers, as well as thoughtful touches like a clock inset into the mirror so you will never be late for dinner. French doors and wrought-iron balconies in Lake View rooms are perfect for breakfast in the sun. The three signature suites are each unique, but all come with Krug Champagne on arrival, as well as a private butler at your beck and call.
The elite Clefs d’Or concierges are on hand with expert knowledge and a host of ideas to elevate your stay, and your kids will find the hotel particularly welcoming with complimentary children’s books and DVDs and a dedicated kids’ room service menu.
With an enviable position overlooking Brunswick Gardens and Lake Geneva, Le Richemond’s fine-dining restaurant, Le Jardin, has always been a favorite among Genevois. Le Bar is just as atmospheric with creative cocktails and regular live music. In warm weather, the terrace of either establishment is a delightful spot to discover fine Swiss wines that you’re unlikely to see back home.
Le Jardin – Slide into a red-leather booth or take a table on the terrace to order from the four-course degustation menu and to sample Le Jardin’s light, contemporary French cuisine. Ingredients are highly seasonal — chef Philippe Bourrel proudly sources them from the surrounding region — and artfully plated dishes may include hay-smoked beef fillet or shredded crab with green peas. The wine list is excellent, too, featuring many wines from the vineyards near Geneva.
Open every day, Monday to Sunday
Breakfast: 7–10:30 a.m.
Lunch: 12–2 p.m.
Dinner: 7–10 p.m.
Le Bar – With sleek Art Deco-inspired interiors and a flower-filled terrace, Le Bar is a stylish place to socialize. Open from mid-morning until late, it serves hot beverages, freshly-squeezed juices, wine and Champagne by the glass, and light bites — think foie gras terrine, truffle risotto, and lobster club sandwiches. Try a classic cocktail or one of the signature concoctions featuring fruit brandies from the Morand Distillery in southern Switzerland.
Indulge in anti-aging and revitalizing treatments in Le Spa by Sisley — the only spa in Switzerland from the French skincare brand — and take time out in the sauna and steam room. Work out with a personal trainer in the state-of-the-art fitness studio or hit the cardio or Kinesis machines for a complete body workout.
Away from the hotel, you can stroll along the lakeshore to Parc de la Perle du Lac, the most beautiful park in the city, and take a hot air balloon ride above Lake Geneva. In the old town, shop for luxury watches and fashion along Rue du Rhône, Geneva's equivalent to Fifth Avenue; seek out master chocolatiers such as Du Rhône and La Bonbonnière; and pop into the art galleries that line the cobbled streets. Continue to the Quartier des Bains to visit the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (MAMCO) and explore the hip restaurants and bars.
On the shores of Lake Geneva, Le Richemond has superb views of the Jet d’Eau fountain and snowcapped Mont Blanc in the distance. Ideally situated whether you are in town for business or for leisure, it is minutes by taxi to the International District, and you can stroll across Pont du Mont-Blanc to the charming old city in less than 10 minutes.
Cointrin International Airport is only 4 mi / 6 km from Le Richemond. The hotel offers limousine transfers, as well as a fast-track VIP service so you can sail through passport control.
Geneva Cornavin Train Station is less than 10 minutes’ walk, with high-speed international rail connections to Milan, Paris, and Barcelona.