For travellers in search of a haven of tranquillity just minutes from the centre of Lausanne, the Château d’Ouchy is the perfect choice. The recently renovated château-hotel, which is housed in an elegant 19th century neo-Gothic château, blends period charm and contemporary style. Guestrooms feature parquet floors, lush white linens, and a restful colour scheme of browns and creams, all of which make a perfect setting for enjoying sensational views of mountains and the lake.
Guests can dine on gourmet Mediterranean cuisine in the hotel’s restaurant, or relax in the pool or in the elegant spa. A private boat, the Etoile du Léman, is available for cruises on the lake, and the lobby bar and Sunset Bar in the gardens are ideal for quiet drinks. In summer, the Tapas Bar on the terrace serves tasty Spanish delicacies and beverages, and a private wine room is available by reservation only. Wi-Fi connections are available throughout the hotel.
Nearby attractions include Lausanne’s 13th century cathedral and the Olympic Museum in Ouchy and Lausanne’s lively cultural scene is only a metro ride away. The hotel’s staff can help organise individual tours of local vineyards and other sites.
Focus on personalised service
Service helps set Château d’Ouchy apart. Pablo Pizarro, Manager, explains, “We have a one to one staff to guest ratio here. The Château d’Ouchy is a young and dynamic hotel which offers guests, including business travellers, a home away from home.” The Château d’Ouchy is a member of the exclusive Small Luxury Hotels association, a guarantee that guests can count on a personal touch as wellas luxurious amenities.
Formerly with the Ritz hotel in Paris, the Cipriani in Venice, and Dubai’s ultra luxurious Burj Al Arab hotel, Pablo Pizarro opened the Château d’Ouchy in 2008 after the hotel had undergone a four year renovation. He explains that around 80% of the hotel’s
guests are executive travellers, some of whom make the Château d’Ouchy their home for several months.
The Château d’Ouchy and its sister roperty, the Lausanne Palace & Spa, work with a number of international and local companies and organisations, including the Swiss tourist office. Pablo Pizarro urges international travellers to discover Lausanne’s many charms, and concludes, “The two best hotels in Lausanne are the Lausanne Palace & Spa and the Château d’Ouchy!”