Grand Hotel Kempinski By Eadaoin Kelly

The Grand Hotel Kempinski introduces its new Le Spa and celebrates with a spectacular Dior fashion show.

Grand Hotel Kempinski

After an effortless early morning flight, a 5 km taxi ride from Geneva airport and a manic afternoon full of meetings – I was finally able to take some time to absorb the breath-taking views overlooking Lake Geneva, from my hotel-room balcony. The Grand Hotel Kempinski hosts over 400 elegant and comfortable rooms (including a number of warm and luscious presidential suites). The hotel is modern, chic and extremely welcoming.

However, I had not flown to Geneva to enjoy the views. The purpose for my stay was to indulge in its latest asset – ‘Le Spa.’ Grand Hotel Kempinski is now proud to offer a truly deluxe spa, offering a plethora of globally-sourced treatments. Le Spa is privileged to play host to the award-winning Cinq Mondes therapies, a range that draws from ancient techniques while respecting strictly natural and ethical principals.

Grand Hotel Kempinski

The spa, lovingly designed by Tarek Hegazy, royally appointed architect, wanted to offer something subtly ‘sexy,’ that would encourage all of the guests’ senses. He wanted to create something you can see, something you can absorb and something you can enjoy. With every step, from start to completion, a feeling of blissful relaxation takes over. Warm Swiss woods, with rich, deep colours, have been carefully chosen to compliment the serene atmosphere, while creamy marble tops envelop the long corridors and spacious treatment rooms. The result is an inviting and invigorating spa retreat for the body and soul.

In the evening and in celebration of ‘Le Spa’ opening – Dior goddesses (models) took to the floor with a couture Dior fashion show. The champagne flowed while creations of pure elegance and sophistication swept across the floor to erupting applause. Effortless flair and true beauty overwhelmed spectators.

As the sun set, we continued to sip cool champagne and cocktails on the terrace bar, while enjoying decadent and delicious canapés under the crisp, colourful Geneva sky. The perfect way to complete a wonderful escape from the day-to-day madness of London life. My trip had proven truly blissful and I only wish I could have stayed for longer.

Eadaoin Kelly travelled with the Swiss airline Baboo.

www.kempinski.com/geneva