A palatial winter break awaits GCC visitors at the Royal Savoy Lausanne

A palatial winter break awaits GCC visitors at the Royal Savoy Lausanne

Swiss hotel and spa launches new year packages for those looking for a great winter escape with a regal touch

The Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa, part of the renowned Burgenstock Selection, is the latest addition to the luxury hospitality scene in the beautiful and historic city of Lausanne on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. An elegant art nouveau palace, the Royal Savoy re-opened in September 2016 after extensive renovation and expansion, retaining the charm and redefining the luxury it boasted when it first opened its doors back in 1906.

Today, increasing numbers of discerning travelers from the GCC countries are arriving in the historic city in summer as well as winter and the Royal Savoy, with its opulent splendor and attractive promotions is in a prime position to entice more than its fair share of GCC visitors. For example, special facilities and amenities have been put into place to meet the demands of the GCC travellers. The hotel offers interconnecting rooms and suites, ideal for large families, with selected rooms complete with private kitchens, Arabic TV channels and Arabic speaking personnel.

Halal food is also available on request throughout the year and there is a wide selection of Arabic food on the room service menu. To make the Arabic ladies feel more welcome, the hotel’s spa – the Spa du Royal, has a dedicated ladies only area. In addition, the hotel concierge services have been tailored to catered to the most discerning clientele. Private viewings of art galleries, jewelry shops and high-end boutiques as well as tailored city and destination tours can be arranged upon demand.

Overall, the property offers 196 elegantly rooms and suites and a spa with indoor and outdoor swimming pool. The hotel’s main restaurant, Brasserie du Royal, has been recognised with a Michelin Assiette distinction. The lobby bar, a cigar lounge, banqueting, event and conference space complement the facilities.

Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, the city of Lausanne has been the base of the International Olympic Committee since 1914. This picturesque town merges the charm of a typical Swiss town with the cosmopolitan flair of a multicultural city, just perfect for a stylish winter break that brings together sightseeing, shopping, culture and cuisine.

Away from the lake, the hilly old city has medieval, shop-lined streets and a 12th-century Gothic cathedral with an ornate facade. The 19th-century Palais de Rumine houses fine art and science museums. GCC carriers such as Saudia, Emirates and Etihad all operate daily direct flights to Geneva and Lausanne is easily accessible through Geneva International Airport, which is just 45 minutes away by car.

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