Happy 3rd Birthday LIVINGENEVA! & some truths about blogging

Hello dears!

It is that time of the year again were I stop (kind-of) and celebrate what I have done the previous year. But this time I want it to be about YOU, YES YOU THE READER!

Weekend Getaway: A magical Stay at Park Weggis

Dear Switzerland,

Why are you so magical?

Come with me to discover the amazing Park Weggis Resort!

Park Weggis

Since I arrived to Switzerland I can’t stop being surprised about the amazing hospitality, stunning landscapes and incredible locations.  Park Weggis is a resort in the Lucerne area (approximately 20 min from Lucerne if you surround the lake), that offers 52 exclusive rooms & suites, 3 restaurants and 2 bars.

Restaurant La Brasserie

Park Weggis is part of Swiss Deluxe Hotels and also Relais & Chateaux. Making it a synonym of luxury, comfort and memorable stays.

The views are terrific! And guess what? There is a micro-climate that makes it a place where Palm Trees grow, it is warmer than Lucerne and the vegetation is different.

View of the Private Beach

It is 3 hours by car from Geneva, making it perfect for the weekend, either for one or two nights. The ideal escape for a romantic getaway.

Our Room (Suite)

We stayed at an Adara Deluxe Junior Suite, just wait to see the bathroom! I think it is bigger than our room in Geneva!

Bathroom at Adara Deluxe Junior Suite

The Suite is divided in 3 zones: 1) The Bathroom, 2) The Room & 3) The living room and terrace. Hard to tell which one is my favorite… I think I will go for the living room and terrace, since I fell in love with this couch ⬇️

A great feature is the fact that you can close the curtains around the bed and make it a “Princess Bed” !!

The view from our wonderful Adara Deluxe Junior Suite: 

After the storm

The Private Spa Suite

Ladies & Gent, let me introduce you to the MOST EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE I have ever lived. I have been to Spas before, but never like this. At Park Weggis you can have YOUR OWN SPA, yes you read correctly, you can actually rent a whole spa for you and your partner for hours, until your fingertips look all wrinkled and old (literally).

All this, just for you

The suites are huge; inside you have your OWN jacuzzi, your OWN hamman,  a fountain with cold water to walk around (you need to be brave to walk around there), a shower, a toilet, a zone for massage and a water bed.

We stayed there for 2 full hours, listening to Ellie Goulding (you can choose from tons of CDs) sipping our Rooibos tea and eating bites of fresh food. I can tell you 2 hours is almost short. When they call you (15 min before your time is up) you almost feel like crying… “I never want to leave here”!!

I am so proud to say we owned a Jacuzzi for 2 hours :D!!!

Recap of the Instagram Stories take over:

Park Weggis in 6 points:

  1. Category & Style: 5 * Hotel – Resort by the lake
  2. Location: Switzerland, 20 min from Lucerne
  3. Rooms: 52 Rooms & Suites – Modern and with beautiful views
  4. Prices: From 1,000 CHF (high season) consult website
  5. Venues: 3 Restaurants & 2 Bars
  6. Diana’s tip: GET THE PRIVATE SPA SUITE – NOW!

The Infinite Pool

Heated all year long, this pool is a dream for the Spa & wellness lovers!

Infinite Pool

The pool goes infinite until it blends together with the trees and the lake.

Park Grill

We had lunch here and it was wonderful! We were actually supposed to leave after breakfast, but we were scared to be hungry in the way to Geneva, so we had lunch here and WE DO NOT REGRET IT! 

At Park Grill they serve mostly meet, but I went for the Lobster! The meat was extraordinary, I had to steal a bit from hubby 🙂 

The view from the restaurant is breathtaking and I loved the fact that you can go either if it is nice weather or not.
100% recommnded!

Park Grill

Other services in the hotel:

  • La Brasserie – The other restaurant in the hotel, they also serve breakfast there
  • The Grape – Californian wines from the Napa Valley and specialities from around the world, as crispy pizzas and tasty burgers. 3 minutes walking from the hotel.
  • Lalique Caviar Bar – The main Bar in the hotel
  • Beach Bar Lounge – Great during the summer by the lake, for that Caribbean holiday feeling with cool drinks and chill-out sounds under giant chestnut trees. The Beach Bar Lounge is easily accessible to land and to water with own boat landing stage.
  • Spa, massages and cosmetics – More info here.

Useful Information:

Website: www.parkweggis.ch
Instagram:
Park Weggis
Facebook: Park Weggis
Email:  info@parkweggis.ch
Telephone for reservations:  +41 (0) 41 392 05 05
Address:  Hertensteinstrasse 34, 6353 Weggis/Lucerne, Switzerland

Greetings from Park Weggis

 


Other things to do & go in Lucerne:

  • Max Chocolatier – I cannot recommend enough this chocolate maker. Indeed it is not cheap, but the cacao experience is unique. Website.
  • Vin Cafe La Barca- Located in the shores of the Reuss this café is the ideal place to sip a hot chocolate and enjoy the view. During winter you can borrow a Cruella de Vil Faux Fur coat and enjoy your tea outside. Website.
  • Suite Rooftop Bar – A fun place to have a drink after dinner. A lovely view of Lucerne guaranteed. Website.

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Hotel Report: Lausanne Palace & SPA

Hello readers !

Are you ready for a new Hotel Report ?? This time I am taking you with me to the Lausanne Palace & Spa ! A marvelous hotel located in the Center of Lausanne (30 min train from Geneva).

It seems like I have a weakness for Swiss Deluxe Hotels… You can see more of my adventures in this article.

View from our Room (404)

We went there for 2 reasons, for a friend’s graduation & to run The Color Run in Lausanne! Since it is very close we did not stayed there the whole weekend, but only went there for a night.

Rooms:

We were super lucky to be upgraded from our standard room to a lake view room! We stayed in Room 404 . This was magical and made our stay 10X better! Not only we were able to enjoy a magical sunset, but also fill ourselves of infinite views of the Leman Lake.

Lausanne Palace & SPA

Room 404

Room 404 Lausanne Palace & Spa

Welcome Gifts

Chanel Suite

Did you know that Gabrielle Chanel stayed in this hotel?! Fantastic I know!! Therefore, they named their most beautiful suite under her name. What seems the correct thing to do right?

We visited the suite, just to dream about the times were the most elegant woman on history stayed there and enjoyed the view!

Coco Chanel Suite
Lausanne Palace & Spa

Dream Walking Closet at Coco Chanel Suite
Lausanne Palace & Spa

Coco Chanel Suite
Lausanne Palace & Spa

View from Coco Chanel Suite
Lausanne Palace & Spa (sigh)

Restaurants & Venues

The Lausanne Palace hosts 4 restaurants with all of them a different style. All of them recognised both by visitors and locals in Lausanne.

La Table d’Edgard

La Table d’Edgard is the Palace’s «Creative Laboratory».  A Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, which follows the waltz of seasons and the golden rules of dietary balance. Be it with short cooking methods or time-consuming stews, the inventiveness of the Chef and his team expresses itself in a refined and light manner: organic, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil replace cream and butter sauces which honours the organically grown meat and seafood prepared to perfection. An exclusive pleasure crowned by a unique view of Lake Geneva and the Alps, as well as a beautiful terrace for long summer nights.

La Table d’Edgard awarded 1 Michelin star and 18 Gault Millau points.

La Table d’Edgard

La Table d’Edgard

The Brasserie Grand Chêne

The only typical Parisian Brasserie in Lausanne, the Grand-Chêne immerses guests in the atmosphere of
the 1930s. With popular traditional dishes such as the Alsatian Sauerkraut, the Café de Paris entrecôte, mussels and fries, rich stews or Shellfish platters. The Brasserie du Grand-Chêne welcomes guests every day of the week in a setting eminiscent of the bustling and buoyant Parisian life: green leather wall seats, copper ornaments and tags of celebrities who are restaurant regulars.

La Brasserie du Grand Chêne was awarded 13 points Gault Millau.

The Brasserie Grand Chêne

The Brasserie Grand Chêne

The Côté Jardin

Le Côté Jardin was awarded 14 points Gault Millau. The restaurant where Breakfast is served every morning and also offers a variety of dishes for lunch and dinner!

The Côté Jardin

Palace Sushi Zen

 Sushi Zen offers all the specialities of the traditional Japanese cuisine revisited. Authentic sushi comes together with refined French dishes offering a unique gastronomic experience.

Palace Sushi Zen

THE BARS

Not only the Palace has 4 restaurants, it also has 3 bars! It is actually like a small city inside Lausanne. You could stay there one week and not be bored by the Food & Beverage options only within the hotel 😉

Lobby Bar 1915

Lobby Bar 1915

Lobby Bar 1915

LPs Bar

Inside de Habana Bar

Lobby Area – Photo of Lausanne Palace and Spa

SPA

Known as the best Spa in the city (and definitely the largest) the Spa is an oasis of calm and peace. We went there just before dinner to relax a little bit and pretend to swim to cross out our daily activity (it did not really worked lol, I was only floating around… and relaxing)

SPA at Lausanne Palace Photo of Lausanne Palace and Spa

The Lausanne Palace & Spa in 6 Points

  1. Category & Style: 5 * – Traditional decoration, elegant & palace style.
    Part of Swiss Deluxe Hotels.
  2. Location: Close to Lausanne Center (Switzerland)
  3. Rooms: 140 rooms including 30 Suites (We stayed at room 404)
  4. Prices: From 400 CHF
  5. Venues: 4 Restaurants,  3 Bars & the Spa
  6. LivinGeneva tips: Make sure to make time for the SPA during your stay!

 

Useful Information:

Website: Lausanne Palace & SPA
Instagram:
Lausanne Palace & SPA
Facebook: Lausanne Palace & SPA Facebook
Email: reservation@lausanne-palace.ch
Telephone for reservations: +41 21 331 31 31
Address:  7-9 Rue du Grand Chêne CH-1002 LAUSANNE

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