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Switzerland has a longtime heritage of cosmetics and beauty treatments. Several Swiss and International brands produce their beauty products in Switzerland. Luxury tourism is a big activity and especially around cities like Zürich and Geneva. The entire country breathes well-being and you can find amazing locations for beauty spas. Luxury Hotels are playing in 2 areas in order to differentiate themselves from competition. The first area is to capitalize on the traditional architecture of their building and the second one is their Spa. In the past 5 years, the biggest trend is the well-being area. It goes from the traditional fitness area to different swimming pools, massage cabinets, hammam, sauna and other water parcours. At LuxuryActivist we decided to rank our top 6 best Spas around the Leman Lake, mostly are located in beautiful and amazing hotels.

Richemont Geneva, The Spa by Sisley

This is probably one of the best spas in Geneva. Since 2013, the Richemond Hotel welcomed Sisley in their daily spa. Located in the centre of Geneva, in a luxurious oasis as you indulge in pampering spa treatments from acclaimed French skincare experts Sisley. Their renowned face and body treatments are based onaromacology – the science of relaxing body and mind through the use of fragrance. Sisley’s skincare products are made from the finest plant extracts and essential oils, applied to the skin using a variety of different massage rituals from around the world, to create impressive results and a deep sense of calm.




The Hotel itself is a beautiful address for a short of more long stay in Geneva.  Ideally located by the lake, just in front of the famous water-shoot, you can enjoy all the luxury and traditional services from a Grand Hotel in a contemporary ambiance. If you come by train, by car or by airplane, the access to the Hotel is easy. This luxury hotel is definitely one of the best addresses in town. Since the first opening in 1875, the hotel went from a family owned pension to a top luxury hotel just after Second world war. An interesting fact about Le Richemond is that it was owned for 4 generations by the Armleder Family, in which one  of the descendants is the famous Swiss artist John Armleder. Since 2004, the hotel does not belong anymore to this Swiss family and since 2011 Dorschester Collection was appointment to manage the hotel.  And they do it well, always reinventing themselves in order to provide you with the best experience. The hotel is also listed as having one of the top ten most expensive suites, Armleder suite named after the Armleder family. For more details, visit the hotel website here:

Lausanne Palace, a beautiful spa with high expertise

The Lausanne Palace is a 5 stars hotel that would deserve a ranking of its own. In a very beautiful Belle Epoque style, this 146 bedrooms hotel welcomes you in the heart of Lausanne. It was initially opened in 1915. Since 1980, it is the official residence of all presidents of the Olympic committee. In 1989, Ute Funke, the German millionaire acquires the Lausanne Palace. She opens a Spa, a Conference center and a underground parking. Since then, it is one of the top addresses. Several celebrities stayed at the Lausanne Palace. From Queen Elisabeth, to Rita Hayworth, Charlie Chaplin, Orson Wells, Marilyn Monroe, Coco Chanel or the Rolling Stones just to quote a few. Ute Funke invested more than 60 million euros to modernize the hotel and today the 4 restaurants are amazing culinary destinations. The Spa is a perfect match between luxury, lifestyle and expertise. Lausanne-palace-spa-installations Lausanne-palace-spa

The personalised care treatment programs of the wellness centre and of the beauty space are designed in a spirit of relaxation, balance and discovery. The Lausanne Palace therapists, trained in the forefront of the new techniques of care treatments, offer to achieve your objectives, by putting their knowledge to work in the service of your wellness. The Spa has chosen the AVEDA, Phyto 5 and marocMaroc for body care. You can find out more about this place by visiting the official website here:

Le Mirador , the Spa by Givenchy

The Mirador Mont-Pèlerin Lake Geneva is a beautiful building built in 1904 located above Montreux, dominating the breath-taking landscape of Leman Lake. With such an amazing location, Le Mirador offers to the pleasure of its guests an amazing sight-seeing to the Alpine peaks. It is probably one of the most beautiful places to admire the lake and mountain landscape, both in summer as well as in winter.  In each season, the landscape changes and offers you a dream in reality. In winter you can actually be just above the clouds, which gives an impression of litteraly being in heaven. One of the most outstanding parts of the hotel, it is the wellness area. They hold an exclusive Givenchy spa and amazing wellness infrastructures. We could start just with the swimming pool, that is probably one of the biggest and beautiful interior swimming pools.




The Givenchy Spa will offer you all the relaxing and revitalization you might be looking for. Switzerland’s only Givenchy Spa, is dedicated to purity, replenishment of your youthful complexion and well-being. Le Mirador Medical Centre offers complete cures and tailor-made preventive programmes that will restore your inner balance.From a high standard of luxury day-spa to the private spa suite, you can take time for yourself and just let the amazing spa team take good care of you. Every single spa team member are highly professional, friendly and at your service. The Spa Director is a delightful lady that manages all the details with passion and caring. For more information you can visit the hotel website here:

Chalet Royal Alp, The Spa by RoyalAlp

Chic and casual, cosy and authentic, the Chalet RoyAlp Hôtel & Spa, member of Leading Hotels of the World, invites you to enjoy relaxing moments in a unique setting. In winter or in summer, the Chalet RoyAlp Hôtel & Spa is a haven of peace in the heart of the Villars-sur-Ollon resort in the Swiss Alps. It is probably one of the most beautiful chalet hotels in Switzerland. Its ambiance will welcome you for a stylish and authentic journey. The universe of the Spa by RoyAlp is a breath of fresh air in the Vaud Alps. Like a lagoon, this 1200 m² Spa offers a warm atmosphere designed for the well-being of body and mind.

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The perfect destination to relax and recharge your batteries. The Spa by RoyAlp offers high quality spa treatments with Cellcosmet, Biologique Recherche, Pure altitude, Aromatherapy Associates products for adults and organic TOO FRUITS eco-certified treatments for children. Generous care provided by unparalleled professional staff who will give you a breath of fresh air in the heart of the Vaud Alps. More information, click here:

Fairmont Montreux Palace, the Willow Stream Spa

There are hotels that represent a good place to stay and there are palaces that you need to stay at least once in your lifetime. And one of these unique places is the Fairmont Montreux Palace in Switzerland. This 5 stars hotel has an amazing reputation and is a place for great holidays as well as business trips. Placed in the heart of Montreux, this beautiful city by the shores of Lake Geneva, the Fairmont Montreux Palace offers one of the best stays in the region. Every summer, Montreux gets funky thanks to the Montreux Jazz festival.

Nestled by the shores of Lake Geneva, the Willow Stream Spa instills wellbeing and a deep feeling of relaxation in you. The secluded building provides more than 2’000 sq.m. of comprehensive facilities dedicated to your cocooning and addiction to fitness. Your very first laps inside the indoor or outdoor pool will help you connect with the water elements while Lake Geneva sets a most inspiring décor. As you step out of the pool, your sunbed awaits at our solarium so you can indulge in sunbathing with the fresh air of the Alps reinvigorating your spirit. The climax of your experience remains, as you face the comforting smile of our expert therapist, ready to lovingly apply the signature massage or treatment of your choice. You leave Willow Stream Spa feeling rejuvenated, though you only wish to come back!

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The energy of the idyllic Montreux re- gion and the luxurious resort extends to Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Le Montreux Palace. The spa hums with the revitalizing elements of nature. Come and connect with your energy in the heart of the Swiss Riviera. Har- mony and well-being await you. More information can be found here:

Royal Savoy – New spa for a urban luxury lifestyle

The legendary Royal Savoy is writing a new chapter in hotel history: 196 rooms and suites, business facilities, an exclusive terrace restaurant, lobby lounge, cigar lounge, a Sky Terrace on the roof with its unique 360° panoramic view and an extensive spa area. The historic building in the “Grand Château look” is being complemented by a new construction. The hotel’s own 5,000 sqm park, situated between the new and historical building, will become an incomparable oasis of tranquility, right in the middle of the city.

The modern spa at the Royal Savoy, covering an area of approximately 1,500 sqm, will leave nothing to be desired, providing a comprehensive range of cosmetic treatments and massages. It will include an indoor and outdoor pool, eight treatment rooms, a “ladies only” Spa area, two additional private spa areas, as well as a 24/7 fitness facility equipped with the latest machines.



Spanning 1500sqm our modern spa features a Spa Boutique, Hair Studio, Fitness Centre, an Indoor and outdoor Pool, a “Ladies only” Spa, two Private Spa areas, Hammam, Sauna, Steam, Whirlpool, eight Treatment rooms and two relaxation rooms. For more information you can visit the official website here: 

Now you can choose the best place for a relaxing moment. The Leman lake is a beautiful area naturally adapted for well-being and the above hotels are outstanding places for a magical journey. In our western countries, we never take enough time to treat ourselves with a personal moment of wellness. Our advice: take your time and spend an afternoon in a spa!

José Amorim


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