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There are places that are unique. In Lausanne (Switzerland) there is one place like these and it is the Royal Savoy Sky Lounge. This week I was invited to the reopening of this fantastic place. Probably one of the best views from Lausanne. You can have both the city and the Leman lake offered to your eyes. But that is not all. The place itself is charming, confidential and a marvel for your palate. A year after its inauguration and a first season that has made it the new sensation of the city, the Sky Lounge Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne welcomes you again. Revisited menu, inventive cocktails, more user-friendly layout, everything is done to transport you to seventh heaven – literally!

The Reopening Of The SkyLounge – Great Welcome By The Royal Savoy Lausanne

In order to officially quick off the season for the SkyLounge, the Royal Savoy Lausanne prepared an evening to remember. Roll camera… action! It all started with a warm welcome at the Royal lounge, followed by a warm-hearted speech done by Alain Kropf, the General Manager. He explained what we would expect from this new season. At the SkyLounge what is new?

  • Two “bar” spaces on the sides
  • More sitting space in the terrasse thanks to new square tables
  • More shadow for the hot summer days
  • The menu was also revisited by introducing dishes like the mini veal burgers



Of course there are things that do not change. The view and the atmosphere of the place remain the same (and we are thankful for that!). The team is leaded by Mathilde Pailhes, the SkyLounge Manager, who inspires good mood and an authentic friendly welcome. Also on the menu side we are pleased to see one season more the Tuna Tataki style for example, one of the best-sellers of last season.

The evening start pursuit with a private concert of a Swiss talented artist called Bastian Baker, who before his world tour with Shania Twain, pleased the Royal Savoy guests with his velvet pop voice. We felt very privileged.



The Royal Savoy Lausanne SkyLounge in details

The new menu was developed by chef Ludovic Beltran. It is an exquisite experiment between Mediterranean notes and fusion food. Here are some of his dishes, we have definitely put them on our list:

  • Lake perch battered in puffed rice tempura, sweet lettuce hearts, creamy jalapeno dip
  • Waguy mini beef burger, candied onions, crushed tomatoes
  • Frayed cod with red onions, guacamole, croutons
  • Focaccia with candied vegetables, mozzarella di bufala, rocket
  • Secreto Iberico, Sicilian capponata, reduced juice

The Sky Lounge is also a bar in which you can have amazing cocktails. They are revisited in the SkyLounge style and are in tune with the summer season. The cocktail menu includes pineapple, mango, ginger or Valais apricots with the best rums – among other creations. Here are the ones well noted in our list:

  • MEXICAN OLD FASHION 8CL (Tequila Reposado, Mescale, bitter créole, agave syrup, chipotle)
  • FRAICHEUR DU VERGER 20CL (Gin Tanqueray Rangpur, Bénédictine, pear juice, peppered date syrup, fresh basil)
  • CHIBBY DAIQUIRY 10CL (Rum, infused Havana, lemongrass, ginger, vanilla, raspberry, sugar syrup)

With the reopening, we discovered a redeveloped space. There are more sits in the lounge terrasse thanks to the replacement of round tables by square ones. Two spaces for the bar on each side allow guests to wait until their table is ready or simple to come, enjoy the view and have a drink. What it did  not change is the view. The Sky Lounge has an unique sight-seeing terrasse that will blow your mind (even if it is not the first time you visit it). No matter the weather conditions, it will always be a thrill. It is probably one of the best views of Lausanne as you can enjoy the Leman lake as well as the city view.


Who Should Go To The Royal Savoy Lausanne SkyLounge?

The SkyLounge is an unique place in Lausanne. It is definitely a place for urban hedonists who are looking for holistic experiences in their daily lives. It is a relaxing place where everything is done to help you have a fantastic casual stylish evening. It is a very special place, so you would definitely feel special by being there. It is ideal for romance, good friends laugh, casual business diner or even a late drink.

The SkyLounge at the Royal Savoy Lausanne is unique. There is no place like this one in the region. You eat very well, your eyes get refreshed with the breathtaking sightseeing and you truly enjoy a great moment thanks to the friendly personnel.

A Word About The Royal Savoy Lausanne


The Royal Savoy Lausanne philosophy brings the very best of tradition aligned with the cutting edge modernity. This Art Nouveau style five star hotel was originally built in 1909 and painstakingly restored to its pristine beauty. The Royal Savoy Lausanne is now a landmark representing luxury and style complemented by an elegant yet contemporary design. Located adjacent to the majestic Lake Geneva and one hour from Geneva airport this hotel is ideal for visitors who appreciate culture, heritage and history, whilst enjoying up to date modern facilities of a first class hotel. You can learn more about this place by visiting the official website here: The historic building is in the “Grand Château vision” and is complemented by a newly constructed contemporary wing. The hotel’s grounds cover 5,000 sqm park, situated between the new and historical building. Since it’s re-opening end 2015 the Royal Savoy Hotel’s park has already become known as an oasis of tranquillity right in the middle of the city.

  • 196 rooms and suites
  • Business facilities
  • Exclusive terrasse restaurant
  • Lobby Lounge
  • Cigar Lounge

The Royal Savoy Lausanne is the perfect place for all audiences. They keep innovating every year. According to Alain Kropf, the General Manager, this years guest will be able to enjoy unique experiences like:

  • Picnics, Brasero and petanque games in the gardens
  • An elegant simplicity with the Marc Haeberlin menu at the Brasserie du Royal
  • An exclusive 300m2 Penthouse for private and corporate events
  • New hair-dresser team at the spa
  • New Yoga teacher
  • Electric bikes for your pedestrian journeys

As we can see, the Royal Savoy Lausanne is more than  a five star hotel. It is a place where there is always something happening. This unique place in the heart of Lausanne will surprise you in many ways. But will always be a good surprise.

José Amorim

Info sourced at the reopening evening of the Sky Lounge and Royal Savoy Lausanne official communication release. All content is copyrighted with no reproduction rights available. Images are for illustration purposes only.