It was a wonderful surprise to receive an email to an exclusive dinner in Zurich at the Widder hotel to attend the Swiss Deluxe Hotels media dinner!
I never thought in a millions years to be able to meet the people leading 41 of the best and most luxurious hotels in Switzerland ( I feel so spoiled!!)
For this event I stayed at Baur Au Lac, Zurich. Which is probably one of the most elegant hotels I have stayed! I prepared for you a Hotel Vlog of the hotel so you can come with me inside it!
So what is exactly Swiss Deluxe Hotels ?
Swiss Deluxe Hotels is a group that represents the 41 most exclusive 5-star hotels in Switzerland. The hotels are selected and approved to be member thanks to the quality they offer, the prestige they exude and the personal attention which characterizes the outstanding services they provide.
Swiss Deluxe Hotels are among the best-known grand hotels in the world. For almost two hundred years, the history of Swiss luxury hotels has borne testimony to the visionary ideas and passion of the great hotel pioneers.
Here is the criteria to become a member of Swiss Deluxe Hotels:
1.1. Only five-star hotels are eligible.
1.2. The hotel must be independently managed or belong to a hotel chain.
1.3. The hotel must be individually and personally managed.
1.4. The hotel must comply with the agreed rules.
1.5. The hotel must achieve the minimum score (79%) in the “Service Excellence” inspection.
Where are these 41 Hotels located?!
All of them are in Switzerland and all around the country. Starting with Geneva we are super lucky to have 4:
Beau Rivage Geneva
With the Sisi Suite and the Chat Botte (1 Michelin Star restaurant lead by Dominique Gauthier) , this hotel is a legend. They recently celebrated their 150 years, proving they are a true landmark in the city!
Webpage: Beau Rivage
Articles about Beau Rivage Hotel: Rencontre des Chefs 2016
Part of the Dorchester Collection, this hotel hosts one of the most beautiful suites in Geneva: The Armleder Suite is located in the last floor of the hotel with panoramic views of Lake Geneva. They have the perfect Urban Sisley Spa & a great restaurant: Le Jardin.
Webpage: Le Richemond
Articles about Le Richemond: Hotel Report, Sisley Spa,
Mandarin Oriental Geneva
A great hotel on the shores of the Rhine River, the Mandarin Oriental is ideal for any guest seeking modernity and comfort. Their gastronomical offer is always on point! The best Indian Restaurant in Geneva is hosted here and also Le Chalet during winter!
Discover more about The Mandarin Oriental Geneva.
Articles about MO Geneva: Le Chalet by Mandarin Oriental
Hotel des Bergues – Four Seasons Geneva
The classic beautiful hotel in Geneva. The most beautiful flowers you will ever see in a lobby are there together with a 1 Michelin Star Restaurant, a legendary Japanese and now recently the Restaurant La Durée Quai des Berges that is located in the right wing of the hotel.
Discover more about Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues.
Article about Restaurant La Durée Quai des Berges.
Other Swiss Deluxe Hotels I have been to…
Hotel des Trois Rois in Basel
This hotel… so so beeautiful! I went there with Solene to try their 3 Michelin star restaurant and was like a dream inside a dream! We had the most stunning suite, with views over the river and silk covered walls.
Articles about Hotel des Trois Rois: Le Cheval Blanc (3* Michelin Stars)
Fairmont le Montreux Palace
Ahhh what a magical experience it was. Walking through the wide hallways, immerse in the view, trying the sumptuous brunch… this hotel is and will always have a special place in my heart.
Discover more about Le Montreux Palace
Articles about Fairmont Le Montreux Palace: Weekend in Montreux, Hotel Report.
Lausanne Palace & Spa
Ideally located in the heart heart of Lausanne, this Palace is a complete dream. The view, the rooms, the spa… and the restaurants everything is amazing! I loved the perfect view we had from our lake room and how the sunset iluminated our balcony. A must see in Switzerland!
Discover more about Lausanne Palace & Spa.
The 5 Swiss Deluxe Hotels that are currently on my bucket list:
Grand Hotel Zermatterhof
How to put this into words … the most beautiful hotel in the most beautiful and magical place on earth… is that enough to be on anyone’s bucket list.
Discover more about Grand Hotel Zermatterhof
The Alpina Gstaad
Since I arrived to Switzerland I heard about Gstaad and I dream of going there someday! I have never been there yet. The Alpina is THE hotel I would love to spend some romantic holidays while eating their famous fondue a la truffle!
Discover more about The Alpina Gstaad.
The Carlton Hotel in St. Moritz
Another destination/hotel that I dream of doing it St. Moritz and while we are at it why not go all the way and stay in a legendary property like this one!
Discover more about The Carlton Hotel in St. Moritz.
Le Mirador Resort & Spa
Probably the top 10 view in Switzerland are from Lavaux , so when I found out there was a hotel with THAT view I knew it had to be in my 2 DO LIST! I really need to book this for this summer.
Discover more about Le Mirador Resort & Spa
Park Hotel Vitznau
This hotel is in my bucket list since one year ago when I met their Michelin Star Chef Nenad Mlinarevic at the Beau Rivage Geneve for the Rencontre des Chefs. I absolutely need to book this for this upcoming spring summer!
Discover more about Park Hotel Vitznau
Of course I want to visit one and every single one of these hotels… but I will need to be patient! One at a time will be enough for me 🙂
Have you ever been to a Swiss Deluxe Hotel? Which one is your favorite?
See you soon on next post!
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