Where the World Meets: Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva Now Open

Revitalized Landmark in the Heart of the City

TORONTO, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hotel company, is pleased to announce the opening of Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva, the first and only Four Seasons in Switzerland.

Located in the city centre on the banks of Lake Geneva, the view from the Hotel encompasses Geneva’s most significant icons: the Jet d’eau – the world’s tallest fountain – and the Old Town, where many buildings dated from the 16th century. Also in full view from the Hotel are the shopping area and the financial district, both within walking distance, across a footbridge.

“Four Seasons is proud to re-introduce one of Geneva’s 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, we’re 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 Hotel’s 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.

Elegant Dining and Meeting

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 hour’s drive away, the Swiss Alps provide many skiing opportunities in the winter and hiking in the summer months.

Special Offer

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

About Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Dedicated to continuous innovation and the highest standards of hospitality, Four Seasons invented luxury for the modern traveller. From elegant surroundings of the finest quality, to caring, highly personalised 24-hour service, Four Seasons embodies a true home away from home for those who know and appreciate the best. The deeply instilled Four Seasons culture is personified in its employees – people who share a single focus and are inspired to offer great service. Founded in 1960, Four Seasons has followed a targeted course of expansion, opening hotels in major city centres and desirable resort destinations around the world. Currently with 67 hotels in 30 countries, and more than 20 properties under development, Four Seasons will continue to lead luxury hospitality with innovative enhancements, making business travel easier and leisure travel more rewarding. For more information on the company, visit www.fourseasons.com.

Related Articles