Which Marriott Bonvoy hotel is the best in Geneva, Switzerland? There’s plenty of choice within the Marriott brand including top brands like the Luxury Collection, EDITION, St Regis, W Hotels, and JW Marriott as well as mid-range brands like their Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Sheraton, Le Meridien, Design Hotels, and their Westin collections.
Bordered on three sides by France and within view of snow-capped Alps, Geneva is a city of world diplomacy and commerce – with art galleries, an opera house, gourmet restaurants, and vibrant nightlife.
Ritz-Carlton hotels are often some of the best Marriott Bonvoy hotels in an area. They also tend to offer the best club lounges. Interestingly, you can get a bunch of free benefits at the Ritz if you book it via our luxury travel concierge if you decide this is the hotel brand for you. There is a truly gorgeous Ritz-Carlton hotel in Geneva along with a Luxury Collection hotel.
It’s hard to choose which is the best luxury hotel in Geneva as there are so many great ones. Here is our run-down of the best Marriott Bonvoy hotel in Geneva. We have also investigated the best Marriott Bonvoy in Zurich in case you are visiting both Swiss cities and the best club lounges in Switzerland in case an executive club lounge is a must when you stay at a hotel.
If you are an avid collector of Marriott Bonvoy loyalty points or want to spend your loyalty points on the best luxury hotel in this city, we have outlined everything that you need to know below.
Wherever you decide to stay, in Switzerland or elsewhere, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels including the Four Seasons, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, InterContinental, and more.
Typically, our free benefits* at luxury hotels include:
- Room upgrade to next category
- Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
- Complimentary Welcome Gift
- $100 USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
- Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
1. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva
On the same stretch of waterfront as all the main luxury hotels in Geneva is the Ritz Carlton Geneva. The loyalty schemes of Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, Marriott Rewards®, and SPG® Sheraton are now unified which means you can earn and burn your Marriott rewards points at this property which is relevant for both business and leisure travelers.
The Hotel de la Paix was a prominent luxury hotel since 1865. It was the favorite of Princess Grace from Monaco and following a multi-million-dollar renovation, it reopened as the Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix.
The great thing about this hotel is that all rooms and public areas were redone, as was the fitness center. This means that the hotel feels super swish and contemporary. The hotel has 74 guestrooms, including 14 elegant suites, which are very large and opulent. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the suites show off views across Lake Geneva, and most suites have separate tubs, walk-in showers, and a feature I love; many have fireplaces and even outdoor terraces.
The Grace Kelly Suite is the top choice with full of sophisticated art deco design a separate entrance and a large outdoor private terrace. There’s no spa or pool here, try Hotel President Wilson below if these are essential, but there is a fitness room if jogging around the lake doesn’t appeal.
There are two restaurants overseen by executive chef Alessio Corda offering a contemporary, seasonal menu in the Living Room. The signature dish is the risotto mantecato which is excellent. Their Fiskebar feels like a Scandinavian fish market with an open kitchen where Nordic fusion dishes are designed.
In the morning, breakfast is served in the Living Room which includes a buffet plus an à la carte menu and includes my favorite Swiss bircher muesli along with eggs done a million ways including an option with caviar.
While the Ritz Carlton is great, it is worth noting that Hotel President Wilson, an SPG Sheraton Luxury Collection Hotel in Geneva is also a great choice with a great pool. Again this hotel is right in the center of the promenade and all the other gorgeous hotels in Geneva. Again contact our concierge for extra benefits here on top of your status benefits.
There are also other chain hotels in Geneva including InterContinental, Manotel, Ibis, Crowne Plaza, Movenpick, and Novotel, but our top picks are the more independent hotels like Le Richemond and of course, the Four Seasons is always a solid luxury choice if your budget can stretch this far.
We offer free benefits at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix if you book with our luxury travel concierge. You can see details of the benefits we offer at all Ritz Carlton hotels which includes room upgrade on arrival (subject to availability, this usually excludes suites) and buffet breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests along with early check-in/late check-out.
2. Hotel President Wilson, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Geneva
Facing Lake Geneva and minutes away from the most beautiful parks and boutiques along the famous rue du Rhône, Hotel President Wilson, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Geneva is one of the best luxury hotels in Geneva and is one of two brilliant luxury Marriott Bonvoy hotel choices.
Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Mont-Blanc this hotel offers elegant furnishings and stylish amenities. 204 guest rooms and 22 suites are beautifully appointed and equipped with the highest quality Bang & Olufsen LCD screens, while floor-to-ceiling windows boast distinctive city or Lake Geneva views.
Discover the unique Spa La Mer, exclusively offering the brand’s premium skincare treatments in a soothing and relaxing ambiance and enjoy the ultimate luxury of a private Spa Suite. Let the Poolgarden terrace invigorate the senses with its seasonal Japanese fusion restaurant Umami, in a French Riviera atmosphere.
Let the gastronomic delights of the Michelin starred Bayview Restaurant by Michel Roth excite the palate. Or escape for a culinary journey in the Thousand And One Nights world at the Arabesque Lebanese restaurant.
Note: Benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at discretion of the vendor.
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