In Review: Intercontinental Geneve, Switzerland

intercontinental geneva 18
I was honoured to call the five-star InterContinental Geneve my home for the duration of my galavants across Geneva. Built in 1963, the 18-storey tower has recently been refurbished by world-renowned interior designer Tony Chi and now acts as the elegant centre of Geneva’s diplomatic district (it is just a 3-minute walk from the United Nations and International Centre of Congress).

Let’s take a look around…

intercontinental geneva 36
intercontinental geneva 6

intercontinental geneva 1

With literally hundreds of rooms and suites in the hotel I worried that my room would feel a tad sterile or impersonal but was pleasantly surprised with a large and comfortable home-from-home. From its ample desk space to the red-marbled bathroom with peekaboo panels, the cosy space genuinely had me excited to return to my room each night.

A bubble bath overlooking Lake Geneva, the Mont Blanc and the Jura Mountains is a bubble bath like no other.

intercontinental geneva 2
intercontinental geneva 3
intercontinental geneva 4
intercontinental geneva 5
intercontinental geneva 33
intercontinental geneva 7
intercontinental geneva 8

As much as I loved my room, I did swap robe for clothes on a few occasions (albeit briefly) to explore the premises. As the city’s summer season is well and truly over, InterContinental Geneve’s outdoor pool is temporarily closed so I spent my necessarily evil active time between their lovely 24-gym and sauna (nestled just off from the the in-house Clarins spa).

intercontinental geneva 9
intercontinental geneva 10
intercontinental geneva 11

Ultimately, the hotel’s top-floor penthouse – The Residence – rules as the crown jewel of travel porn. With unrivalled 360-degree views Geneva City, The Residence is split into an East and West Wing comprised of two master bedrooms, guest rooms, a grand salon, library, gallery, kitchen (fully equipped with John Pawson Demeyere cookware), bar (accessorised by Ralph Lauren), dressing rooms, marble bathrooms, powder room, massage room, hammam, private lift, and much more.

Formerly used by the Saudi Royal family and the ruling family of the UAE as long-term residences, The Residence also comes with a personal butler. Natch.

intercontinental geneva 12
intercontinental geneva 13
intercontinental geneva 14
intercontinental geneva 15
intercontinental geneva 16
intercontinental geneva 19
intercontinental geneva 20
intercontinental geneva 21
intercontinental geneva 22
intercontinental geneva 23
intercontinental geneva 24
intercontinental geneva 25
intercontinental geneva 26
intercontinental geneva 27

As you saw in my previous post, I had an incredible lunch at The Woods so was keen to explore the full selection of in-hotel food and drink.

The room service breakfast is, in fact, as ridiculous and delicious as it looks.

My highlight was the fire-lit Bar Le Fumoir. With a sumptuous Cigar Lounge attached, the ambient bar offers seductive little cocktails and finger food alongside the widest selection of rums in Geneva. Every Thursday from 6 to 9 pm their ‘Caviar Girl’ offers guests Prunier caviar shots from a vintage-inspired box of indulgence. Pair them with a Pretty Peaty Smoky (Laphroaig whisky infusion, Parfum de cigare, Liqueur d’abricot, Grand Marnier, Iceball abricot & Angostura Bitters) and thank me later.

intercontinental geneva 28
intercontinental geneva 29
intercontinental geneva 30
intercontinental geneva 31
intercontinental geneva 32
intercontinental geneva 34
intercontinental geneva 35