Luxury hotel company Kempinski will soon be represented in downtown Geneva. From December 1 the German hotel firm took over management of the Noga Hilton which opened 25 years ago.
The Noga Hilton is currently closed while it undergoes extensive renovation before re-opening as The Grand Kempinski Geneva.
Kempinski says it will be refurbishing all 230 rooms. A small batch will come on line in time for the Geneva Motor Show in early March with the remainder following by the end of May. The refurbishment programme also covers the Grill Restaurant, Brasserie, Lounge, Bar along with meeting and conference facilities.
The property has an excellent location. It's just across from Lake Geneva and a few minutes walk from the commercial area and main train station from where there are frequent services to the airport, TGVs to Paris and Cisalpin "tilting" trains to Milan amongst others.
Kempinski has two other Swiss properties namely Le Mirador overlooking Lake Geneva but away from the city, and The Grand Hotel des Bains at St Moritz.
For more information go to kempinski.com.
Report by Alex McWhirter