My Stay at the Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva
As we get the relocation process underway, we’ve had to travel to Geneva to get things in order for the move. This time around, we got a chance to stay at the beautiful Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva.
The Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva is a 5-star, luxury hotel property that offers rooms with stunning lake views, a world class restaurant and spa. The hotel is just an 8-minute walk to Old Town Geneva and other main attractions, such as the United Nations and the Red Cross Headquarters. The Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva is located directly on the shores of Lake Geneva offering breath-taking views of the Jet d’Eau fountain, French Alps and Mont Blanc.
With my DISCOVERY Loyalty Black membership, I’m awarded quite a few perks, like early check-in, free room upgrades (per availability), and a 15% discount on mini bar items, in-room and on/site dining. We arrived around 10:30AM and even with a fully booked property (due to a conference), the staff was extremely accommodating with our early check-in and set us up in a great room.
You can find out more about the DISCOVERY Loyalty program and its perks here.
The room was extremely spacious and had a stunning view of the Jet d’Eau! The bar was fully stocked with drinks, spirits and snacks. There was complimentary water and Swiss chocolate on the nightstand. What more could a girl ask for? Waking up and opening the bay windows to Lake Geneva was such a treat during my short stay!
My Local Experience
As a DISCOVERY Loyalty member, you can earn complimentary LocalExperiences as you book and stay at eligible properties. I had my choice of experiences, such as: a picnic basket lunch or dinner, three-course dinner by a renowned chef, a Swiss Army knife making course, and a private hammam bath and massage. Originally, I picked the picnic basket lunch, but with the rainy weather, I opted for the spa day instead.
The spa facility is complete with a 1,400 sq. meter spa, a large fitness center, an indoor swimming pool, saunas and hammam.
The treatment included a 25 minute eucalyptus steam bath in a private hammam. It was HEAVEN! The eucalyptus was perfect for detoxing all the icky impurities out.
Next was a 30 minute deep tissue massage. Again, HEAVEN. After the treatment, I relaxed in their relaxation chamber and rehydrated with a refreshing cucumber & lemon infused water.
There are a few restaurants on-site, including an all-day dining option, a steakhouse, and a chinese restaurant. I attempted to have lunch in the steakhouse, however I arrived shortly before the kitchen closed and only got a chance to order an appetizer. Still hungry, I went into the all-day dining restaurant and munched on a delicious club sandwich (my favorite!) and an deliciously, refreshing, tall lemonade.
Overall, the Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva is a perfect hotel for a business or leisure stay in Geneva. With its high-end dining and spa options, you don’t even have to leave the hotel. But, if you should venture out, the Old Town is just a short walk away.
Luckily, I’ll get to call Geneva home soon and will be even closer to this amazing hotel. I’ll definitely be recommending this hotel to friends and family when they come visit us!
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