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A magical Christmas in Geneva: the ultimate new Swiss festive experience at Beau-Rivage

Whether as a stop en-route to the mountains or as a sophisticated European city break, Geneva comes to life at Christmas time with magnificent lights and decorations, lakeside fireworks and traditional wooden Christmas markets heaving with mulled wine and festive delicacies.

On the edge of Lake Geneva, this year the historic Beau-Rivage has crafted a Christmas to remember for families and couples with fairytale décor and Swarovski decorated Christmas tree; bringing the slopes to the city with fondue ski gondolas on its new La Terrasse Alpine, a chocolate experience at the Chocolate Bar, a chance for children to decorate their own tree and for adults the opportunity to build your own Swiss watch as a unique Christmas gift.

New watchmaking experience in the home of the Swiss timepiece
As Geneva is synonymous with the world of luxury watches, the birthplace of brands such as Patek Philippe and Piaget, Beau-Rivage has created an exclusive watchmaking experience in collaborating with Swiss horology specialists Initium, at the end of which guests will create their own beautiful bespoke timepiece as a perfect Christmas present for a loved one.

Celebrating the time-honoured craft of watchmaking, the experience includes a one-night stay and a one-day watchmaking course at the Initium workshop guided by a master watchmaker where guests will create their own timepiece, as well as two tickets to the Patek Philippe Museum and a commemorative book on watchmaking.

New La Terrasse Alpine: slope to city with fondue in a ski gondola
November will see the launch of a unique new fondue dining experience at Beau-Rivage with eye-catching, cosy ski gondolas seating up to four people each set on the hotel’s picturesque terrace overlooking Lake Geneva, serving a series of gourmet fondues using locally-produced Swiss cheese paired with excellent wines from the hotel’s historic cellar. The only one of its kind in Geneva, it is the perfect way to indulge in a festive setting after a day exploring the city’s Christmas markets.

Fondues start from 32CHF (approx. £26) per person for a minimum of two people.
Christmas for all the family: tree-decorating, surprises and sweet treats at the Chocolate Bar.

Families staying at Beau-Rivage this Christmas and New Year can expect a fairytale atmosphere with nods to Swiss tradition, the hotel’s historic hallways glittering with decorations and sparkling Swarovski-decorated tree revealed on 27th November. Rooms and suites will be similarly resplendent with festive cheer and guests will be able to decorate their own Christmas tree for their stay. The new Family Christmas package includes a two-night stay, a Christmas tree, a chocolate buffet experience at the hotel’s Chocolate Bar and toy store voucher as well as sweet Christmas treats on arrival and a second room at half rate.

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