Suite of the Week: The Armleder Suite at Le Richemond
The Swiss suite built for peace in the city that legislates it.
Where is it? Geneva, Switzerland’s stylish mountain city. But this is no alpine hamlet. Geneva is one of the world’s leading financial and diplomatic centers, that manages to retain huge historical districts and world-class museums.
The Hotel: Le Richemond, set on the banks of Lake Geneva, just beyond the famous Jet D’eau. The luxury hotel was founded in 1875 and has since hosted celebrities from Louis Armstrong to Marc Chagall. The cuisine at Le Jardin is world-famous and if you pick the right room, it’s available 24/7.
The Suite: This grand open-plan space is furnished with the best antiques and art from Le Richemond’s extensive collection. A private balcony lends a private view of Geneva’s favorite fountain and the dining room features an oversized chandelier, to make even breakfast feel exquisite.
The Selling Point: Having a perfect espresso on the balcony overlooking Lake Geneva and then walking down into town to buy the perfect Swiss watch.
By the Numbers: 2500 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 Carrara marble bathrooms and the most beautiful neighbor in the world: Mont Blanc.