Swiss Glamor: Fly in First Class Seats to Experience the Renewed Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne
Five long years and $100 million dollars later, the newly renovated Hotel Royal Savoy in Lausanne, Switzerland, opened last month to great reviews. Once the home-away-from-home for Spanish royalty, Thai kings and rock stars, the grand hotel has presided over scenic Lausanne for more than 100 years. Its newest makeover transforms the hotel’s former glory into a palace fit for the 21st century, making it a destination so beautiful, you’ll be glad you booked those last minute business class flights to Switzerland.
While the hotel’s noble Neo-Baroque and Art Nouveau facade remains the same, the interiors are completely redeveloped. There’s still a hint of the palace’s original Art Nouveau flavor, but it is melded into thoroughly modern, open spaces. Rich, warm colors fill the lobby/lounge, where guests can chat comfortably with other guests in sumptuous sofas and chairs. Up on the resort’s roof, the Sky Terrace delights guests with 360-degree views of Lausanne, Lake Geneva and the breathtaking French Alps.
Restaurants & Lounges
The hotel’s restaurant is presided over by a Michelin-starred chef, bringing exciting culinary experiences to the Royal Savoy.
The restaurant is brasserie-style and comfortable whether you’ve just returned from a morning on the slopes or you’re ending a long day of business meetings with a fortifying repast. There’s also an inviting cigar lounge for socializing, relaxing and enjoying a smoke.
The accommodations are refreshing and delightful, and they’ll have you making the Royal Savoy your first stop after disembarking from a long first class flight to Lausanne. Of the hotel’s 196 guestrooms, 37 are opulent suites and junior suites suitable for those who need extra space and luxury. Guests who require exclusive privacy and service may inquire about the private floor suite.
There is no shortage of glamorous, ornate hotels in Lausanne, but there’s something special about staying in a palace hotel that was once the sanctuary of kings and queens. If you plan to book first class or business class deals to the region in the near future, a stay at the Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne is well worth the time.