This Belle Époque hotel first opened its doors in 1861 and holds an important place in world history. It was here that the Treaty of Lausanne was signed by Lord Curzon and Benito Mussolini in 1923, marking the divide of the Ottoman Empire and the official end of the state of war that had existed between Turkey and the Allies since World War I. The Palace has since served as resting place for many legendary figures, including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Nelson Mandela and Coco Chanel - so much was Chanel’s love for Beau Rivage that she had her beloved dog buried in the gardens.
Sumptuously decorated in impressive detail, guestrooms at Hotel Beau Rivage Palace envelope guests in a world of classic luxury, combining historical charm with modern features, such as jacuzzi baths and amenities by Bulgari. Wake up to breathtaking views of the serene lake, the snow-capped Alps or the picturesque Port d’Ouchy, before taking a stroll around the perfectly manicured gardens.
After a leisurely morning and a light lunch on the terrace at Café Beau Rivage brasserie, pay a visit to the hotel’s signature spa, in partnership with prestigious Parisian label Cinq Mondes. Here, indulge in a relaxing array of massages and therapies, which skillfully blend traditional philosophies from all around the world. Don’t forget to try the water treatments – experience the tropical rain walk, bathe in the Turkish bath or unwind in the sauna, before diving into the glistening swimming pool.
How better to end the day than with dinner at the hotel’s exquisite restaurant, managed by Anne-Sophie Pic, the only French woman to hold the coveted 3-star rating in the Michelin Guide. The youngest of the Maison Pic dynasty, Anne-Sophie is the first of her family to practise the culinary art outside their restaurant’s walls. Her restaurant at Beau Rivage Palace has been awarded 2 Michelin Stars. Here, guests can chose between the season-inspired ‘Emotions’ menu, and the classic ‘Pic Collection’, savouring the flawless flavours that have been passed down through generations.
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