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Four Seasons opens its First Hotel in Switzerland - Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com 17 November 2005

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has opened its first hotel in Switzerland, the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva.

Located in the city centre on the banks of Lake Geneva, the view from the hotel encompasses Genevas most significant icons: the Jet deau - one of the worlds tallest fountains - and the Old Town, where many buildings date from the 16th century.

Four Seasons is proud to re-introduce one of Genevas legendary landmarks, said Wolf Hengst, president, worldwide hotel operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. As a city that plays host to hundreds of international organizations, respected banking institutions and sophisticated leisure travelers, were delighted to offer a new level of service and style within the heart of Geneva.

Following twelve months of restoration, celebrated French interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon has recaptured the spirit of the neo-classical building while adding 21st century amenities. Delicate handiwork by local artisans has enhanced the hotels understated elegance. The hotel offers 83 bedrooms and 20 suites with floor-to-ceiling windows. Wedgewood blue and light almond green and toile de Jouy wall motifs complement classical, Louis-Philippe-style furnishings. All rooms feature ensuite marble bathrooms, and LCD flat-screen televisions with DVD players.

Il Lago restaurant invites guests to experience the finest northern Italian cuisine, accompanied by exceptional Italian, French and Swiss wines, including a selection from several boutique vineyards. Adjoining Il Lago, the cherry wood panelling of the Bar des Bergues provides an intimate location to enjoy an after-work drink. In warmer weather, cocktails or light fare may be enjoyed on the Terrace, by the lake.

For meetings and events of all sizes, the hotel includes five function rooms with views of the lake and features the historic Salle des Nations, specially created for the first meeting of the League of Nations in 1920. A Fitness Centre, with state-of-the art equipment and a complimentary juice bar is situated on the top floor and outdoor activities such as golf and water sports activities can be enjoyed within easy reach of the hotel. Less than an hours drive away, the Swiss Alps provide many skiing opportunities in the winter and hiking in the summer months.

Until February 28, 2006, the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva is offering an introductory rate starting at CHF 600 for a Superior Room, including breakfast for two, on a double occupancy basis.

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