Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts opened the Swissôtel Métropole, Geneva. The property's design follows an alpine inspiration, with parquet floors and colorful wallpapers that symbolize seas of flowers as encountered in the Swiss Alps. The wallpapers were designed for the hotel by the Swiss textile manufacturer Jakob Schlaepfer, a silk and embroidery company that supplies luxury fashion designers such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Vivienne Westwood.
The hotel's "signature rooms" also demonstrate the latest technological developments. All lights and electronic instruments are navigated via a central control panel and the 150 channel television is integrated into a room-high mirror, with a media connection panel allowing guests to connect an MP3 player, an iPad or notebook and to view videos. Various additional services, which are available free of charge to guests in the new rooms, include: a minibar, ironing service on arrival, Nespresso coffee machine and free Wi-Fi access. All signature rooms offer a view over the English Garden or Lake Geneva.
The luxury hotel Swissotel Métropole, Geneva is located on the left lakeshore, in the middle of the business and shopping quarter of the city and only a few minutes’ walk from the old town. The 111 rooms and 16 suites provide the latest technology.