The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva

Project and photos by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix is a jewel-like hotel nestled between the banks of Lake Geneva and the iconic profile of Mont Blanc, a short walk from the city’s historic centre. In its 150 years of history, spanning three centuries, it has always been the go-to place for the international jet-set. Its rooms have hosted prestigious guests such as Giuseppe Garibaldi and Victor Hugo, whose faces are reproduced in the tapestries hung above the majestic lobby today. The classic layout of the building, inspired by that of the Italian palaces, was recently enhanced with sophisticated touches of modern and contemporary design. Specifically, the restyling involved the 74 bedrooms, the most exclusive of which is the Grace Kelly Suite, named after one of the hotel’s most beloved guests. Memories of Princess Grace of Monaco’s stays in the hotel are still evoked today by large photos of iconic moments in her life and by the atmosphere of refined elegance that evokes her inimitable style. In the luxurious bathroom, the timeless beauty of the Double Madison console plays a leading role, with its exquisite Bianco Carrara marble top and Vip Time taps, of modernist inspiration, also chosen for the shower.