Welcome to the first and only Four Seasons Hotel in Switzerland and also Geneva’s very first hotel!
Here are the reasons why everyone can’t but love Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues!
1. The flowers
Following the example of Four Seasons George V in Paris (famous for its floral works of art by celeb florist Jeff Leatham), the floral installations at the public spaces of Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues always evoke the sophisticated luxury of the hotel in the best way. For me, it is the most inviting image a hotel can have to welcome you
I visited the hotel during Christmas period and the decoration of the lobby was even more outstanding! As you can see here, I really adored this amazing installation with a theme inspired by an Enchanted Forrest! I then did some research about it. The hotel floral creations are made by the florist Serge Marzetta who with his team of five has been filling public spaces with spectacular floral displays since the opening of the historic property along Lake Geneva in 2005. The floral designer taps cultivators from near and far for the elements of his art. He prefers small local floral producers, especially from around Geneva, for rare plants, the better to maintain costs and freshness and flexibility. The hotel interiors are an essential element in his creativity while the seasons play a huge role in selecting the character of the flowers and combinations of textures. Summer might find Marzetta arraying numerous sunflowers throughout the lobby and other public areas and spring, it’s all about bunches of roses or peonies. The Christmas holiday, meanwhile, always presents a significant challenge for Marzetta and his team, with their floral creations required to maintain their shape and appearance from the start of December through the New Year.
2. The Classical Rooms
It is the kind of the room I expect to find in a hotel housed in a neoclassical building. Romantic pastel-hued wallpapers, rich silk curtains, marble bathrooms and windows with glorious views to the Lake of Geneva that fill the space with natural light, all masterfully designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon.
3. The contemporary rooms
Unlike the more traditional rooms and suites on the first 5 floors of the hotel, all suites on the sixth floor pay tribute to contemporary Swiss chalets, complete with large fireplaces and luxurious soft furnishings, often signed by famous designers or fashion houses like Etro and Fendi.
4. The library on the 7th floor
As a hotel trotter and a book worm, I love to discover libraries in my favourite hotels. I like to spend a lot of time there browsing books which is a perfect way for me to unwind! Comfortable grey leather armchairs, floor to ceiling, book-clad walls around the circular room, and a roaring log fire makes this area of Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues the perfect retreat.
5. The spa
Reflecting he purity and calm of the glorious Swiss mountains and lakes, Spa Mont-Blanc welcomes guests to its spacious rooftop sanctuary, dedicated to personal renewal and revitalization. Thoughtfully designed by renowned architect Onur Ozgul, and spread over an expansive 30,000sqft, it is a real tranquil oasis. You can find there 6 over-sized, private treatment rooms (with one luxurious double suite); an authentic Moroccan hammam; a sumptuous marble steam room; various heat experiences; countless relaxation rooms , not to mention a 12.5m, rooftop lap pool and a separate vitality pool.
and the rooftop!
The feeling is just awesome! Find your self on the rooftop of Les Bergues and be ready to feel like the king of the world! Sensational views from every aspect of the hotel encompass Geneva’s most significant icons, including the Jet d’eau – the world’s tallest fountain – and the Old Town, not to mention the distant mountains. On top of that, restaurant Izumi serves its delicious Japanese fusion menu with inventive Nikkei cuisine and the rooftop bar is open for cocktails with a 360 degree panorama.
Standing here on the Izumi terrace on a sunny but freezing winter morning, I can’t help thinking that in the summer it will be a great experience to have a dinner here.
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