Built in 1861, the walls of historic Beau-Rivage Palace could tell many stories about royal families and celebrity guests. Accommodations at Beau-Rivage Palace are spread across two buildings. Pastel colors, floral patterns, and lots of mirrors bring about a calming effect as soon as you enter. You will feel as though you are being rocked to sleep by the gentle waves in the Superior Lake and Alps View room with a light blue and green color scheme. If you crave more space, opt for the suites, each one different in their design and decor. The common thread throughout it all is the traditional aesthetic designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, who also styled London’s Savoy.

Beau-Rivage Palace has a coveted address near the center of Lausanne in the Ouchy district. Wander the large garden and take rest on the splendid terrace.

Satisfy your appetite in one of the many restaurants at Beau-Rivage Palace. Dine on international favorites like Japanese and Italian, and also a Brasserie and a Michelin-starred restaurant. For a truly memorable experience, take dinner in Le Montreux, an old European paddle steamer.

The barmen at Beau-Rivage Palace cause quite a stir in the bar, where guests can participate in a cocktail class. You will be introduced to rare spirits and learn more about their origins.

When the weather is warm, the outdoor swimming pool at Beau-Rivage Palace is the ideal spot to soak and take in the stunning mountain views. Or when it’s cool outside, head to the tranquil spa—its treatments are inspired by destinations across the globe.

Beau-Rivage Palace makes its home in picturesque Lausanne. The International Olympic Committee has been based here since 1914, and the Olympic Museum on the banks of Lake Geneva is the most visited in town. Take a leisurely stroll around the medieval old town. Reaching the iconic Gothic cathedral is easy, since the town is mostly free of cars.