Geneva was the first city in the world that introduced the concept of modern tourism. It means that Geneva was the first city where visitors came to enjoy its hotels and landscapes. The first tourists who came to the city years ago enjoyed its beautiful surroundings: the mountains, the lakes, thermal springs and the view at Montblanc. This is how the new tradition of tourism began. Since then, many luxurious 5-star hotels, including InterContinental, were built in Geneva.
Even though I chose to spend an active and hype weekend in the city, I decided to stay in a classy hotel that offers services that meet the world’s highest hospitality standards. InterContinental in Geneva is a hotel that meets all demands of international luxurious travelers.
Located in the International Area of Geneva, this hotel is easily accessible from the International Airport and the City Center.
From my very first steps in the hotel, I could immediately feel that its standards are very high.
The hotel has four room categories:
- Rooms (Standard)
- Executive Suites
- Luxury Suites
- The Residence
This time, my choice was the Executive Suite overlooking Lake Geneva and Montblanc.
Well, I knew that I was already supposed to leave to paraglide at the Mont Saleve, but … the fresh coffee made in a coffee machine in my suite and the complimentary Swiss chocolate made me stay on the sofa and enjoy the view of the lake. That bitter and sweet taste… I closed my eyes and at that moment I thought … Perhaps Sophia Loren was staying in my suite before and enjoyed the view from the same angle. I know she stayed here for seven months before she gave birth to her son.
When I was browsing their site I noticed there was a special floor, called the Residence, so I inquired about a personal tour. The Residence is located on the top floor and is only available for visitors, previously approved by the owner. The price is also not disclosed prior to booking. The last two photos were taken at the Residence. You can see a big bathtub made of a single piece of marble and the tile on the floor inspired by Hermes. Someday, I will be a guest at the Residence…
I enjoyed every moment I spent at the InterContinental Geneva. Their breakfasts are elegant, concierge service is very helpful and the rooms are very cozy. It did feel like my Genevan home for a long weekend.
Location: Switzerland, Geneva
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