Indulge in a Private Retreat on the Shores of Lake Geneva
Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, the all-glass Villa du Lac has panoramic views of the water and the Swiss Alps in the distance. Designed by Remi Tessier, the 4,000+ square foot, two-story house has three bedrooms, two lounges, a chef’s kitchen, a study area and dining room, terrace with a garden, and its own private dock. Guests have access to all of the amenities and services at the hotel including the indoor and outdoor pools; 20,000 square foot Nescens Spa; five restaurants, including Le Tse Fung, Switzerland’s only Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant; 24-hour security; personal concierge; and daily breakfast served in the villa. Villa guests are just steps away from the property’s private Motoscafo with transfers to Geneva.
Suite Talk Q&A
- What is a typical day in the life of a suite? No day is typical in the life of La Villa du Lac. Most mornings begin with a healthy breakfast in the company of my guests. On the menu? Perhaps some eggs, ‘Pain de Fleur’ gluten-free bread, and a Wellbeing Smoothie. If the weather permits breakfast can be enjoyed on my terrace. After bidding adieu to my guests I get dressed for the day. This entails a visit from my dear friends in Housekeeping for a top-to-bottom cleaning. Once every surface is sparkling, my pantry and refrigerator are replenished with delicious snacks and beverages. Any special requests for my incoming guests are finalized at this time. This might include special exercise equipment for personal training sessions, toys and games for children, or hair and makeup appointments chez moi.
- What is your biggest indulgence in captivating new guests? The sky is the limit for my guests! Chef Virginie Basselot, the second female ever to receive France’s coveted Meilleur Ouvrier de France title, can prepare a private dinner. Guests can have a Nescens Better Aging massage without even having to walk out the door. We can even arrange a morning fishing boat ride with our fisherman but my dear guests will need to wake up very early, and of course the flabbergasting helicopter ride over the Mont Blanc.
- What is your suite motto? Borrowing from French novelist Pierre Loti, after whom one of La Réserve’s restaurants is named: ‘It is said that many children who live in the central provinces, away from the ocean, have a great longing to see it. I who had never been away from the monotonous country surrounding us looked forward eagerly to seeing the mountains.’ With my unparalleled views I feel this quote eloquently encapsulates the spirit of how guests feel when staying here – as if they are seeing the Alps for the first time.
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