Set across Geneva’s iconic Jet d’Eau on the shores of Lake Leman, with Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc as a timeless backdrop, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix is host to a prestigious heritage that has endured over 150 years.

Celebrated by generations of high society for bespoke service, uncompromising elegance and a rich culinary tradition, the hotel has been entirely and thoughtfully renovated in 2017 to craft a new era in its evolving story. Witness to a multitude of historic world events since it’s opening in 1865, the prominent lakeside location has inspired memorable gatherings. Sleek, modern design extends throughout the 74 guestrooms and suites, floor to ceiling windows filling each space with daylight and exceptional views across the Lake to the Old Town and the Alps beyond. 

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The glassed-enclosed en-suite bathroom is stocked with plush terry bathrobes, fluffy slippers and a generous supply of rejuvenating Diptyque products. It is a rare and exciting feeling to shower with the Lake and Mont Blanc for sole vis-à-vis!

Private in-room dining is available 24/7. Fred by Fiskebar is an artful hotspot serving inventive cocktails paired with a selection of Nordic light bites. And of course, there is the elegant lounge of the lakeside restaurant located on the scenic Quai du Mont Blanc, dedicated to serving creative local cuisine and signature dishes.

Influenced by elements synonymous with Swiss culture and tradition, the refreshed interiors take inspiration from art, time and nature.

Many visitors fell in love with the city of Geneva. Princess Grace Kelly, who was usually staying at the suite that is now named after her, loved the beautiful view on the luxurious landscape that can still be enjoyed from its windows.