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Lake Geneva Summer Holidays

 

LAKE GENEVA
SUMMER HOLIDAYS

 

POOLSIDE

From July to mid-September indulge yourself in the city’s largest hotel swimming pool, immersed in a green and leafy haven.The 20 meters long pool, its heated water, with its personalised service, is sheltered among catalpa trees and elegant parasols, making it a unique spot in Geneva.

 

POOLSIDE RESTAURANT & BAR

The Poolside restaurant combines simplicity with a starburst of flavours indigenous to the Mediterranean. Enjoy a refined ambiance and intimate comfort, while nestled in a deck chair, sipping on a rainbow of summer cocktails, what could be more enticing.
At Poolside, indulge in blissful relaxation.
Nothing quite beats unwinding with a wide range and flavoured shisha or cigar and a cocktail in the cosy and relaxing atmosphere of the lounge bar terrace.

 

SPA BY CLARINS

The Spa by Clarins of the InterContinental Genève welcomes you in a haven of serenity for a me-time, where to escape for the very best facial and body treatments. In the hands of an expert beauty therapist, with products made with a high concentration of plant extracts, you will enjoy a unique sensorial experience.

In addition, at the Spa by Clarins, treat yourself with the ultimate hair spa treatment, directly imported from Japan, featuring a rich formula of 6 keratins combined with a particular application method. A 24h fitness center, a hammam and a sauna area are at your disposal during your stay.

 

 

ADDITIONAL SPORTS & RELAXATION ACTIVITIES

The InterContinental Genève offers you a wide range of activities, 15 minutes away from the hotel, thanks to its partnership wit the Country Club Geneva. You can play tennis, squash and golf, discover new activities such as padel tennis, train in the 1000 m2 of fitness center, enjoy an inside heated swimming pool or relax in the Spa.

 

GENEVA PASS

With the Geneva Pass you will discover everything the city and its surroundings offer! For 24, 48 or 72 hours, the city is yours. Included in the Geneva Pass are more than 53 activities, some of them free of charge, others at discount prices such as: museums, excursions, boat cruises, shopping specials, Segway tours’, sport activities and more. This pass gives access to free public transport in the Geneva bus and train network (zone 10). Available for sale at the concierge desk.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO ONLY HERE

Chocolate, watchmaking and knife factories guided tours, to taste the finest black gold, to create a unique, personalized luxury watch with the supports of the famous Swiss watchmakers or the most incredible knife, tailor-made for you ! All that surrounded by beautiful green landscapes and the blue of the lake and sky.

 

THE BEST OF SUMMER IN GENEVA

 

WATER & FUN

In Geneva it is easy to make the most of the lake right in the heart of the city! A wide range of water activities such as: sailing, pedalo, stand up paddle board, windsurf, water ski are offered to liven up your stay. There is something to suit every taste! Moreover a new sandy beach of 500 meters wide, located near the Jet d’Eau, is inaugurated end of June this year, completing a stunning offer of lakeside areas where to relax, have fun and swim in the pure lake waters.

 

 

 

PARKS

In Geneva it is easy to find stunning, natural, peaceful places of great beauty with views over the lake and the Swiss Alps. Escape from the urban life is simple as one quarter of the city is covered by public gardens such as the English Garden, located near the Jet d’Eau, home to the «flower clock», and the Botanical Garden, located only 8 minutes walking distance from the hotel. In the evening you can enjoy concerts, festivals, theater and open air cinema entertainments.

 

 

 

TERRACES

Summer time in Geneva is lively and cheerful. There are many terraces for a nice early evening drink, a coffee or an ice cream. The summer entertainment of l’Escale offers a unique space to relax, play outdoor and listen to good DJs. At the ultra-trendy Les Voiles you enjoy themed nights with live artists and relaxing evening music. At La Buvette and the Bains des Pâquis you can enjoy the sun rise with coffee and croissants.

 

 

 

LAKE CRUISES

Sail out from the harbour and discover the beautiful shores of Geneva. From the «Pierres du Niton» to the «Pointe à la Bise», you will enjoy an unparalleled view of Mont-Blanc, monuments, famous villas, the UN as well as public and private gardens. You can choose what best fits your wishes from an hour to a full day cruise to discover all the gorgeous cities around the lake and admire the Unesco listed Lavaux vineyard terraces and Chillon castle.

 

 

 

MOUNTAIN, COUNTRYSIDE & ADVENTURE

Within just a few bus stops from the city centre and 5 minutes in a cable car, you will be at the top of a mountain! You will be treated to a magnificent views of Geneva and its surroundings. If you love sports then this is the place for you, with a choice of hiking, paragliding & mountain biking.
In the surroundings of the city you enjoy other sport activities such as canoe outing or tree climbing in a magnificient area overlooking the lake.

 

 

 

GENEVA TAILOR-MADE FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Geneva is a haven for families. It is a calm and safe city. Geneva’s natural and cultural resources offer a wealth of activities within easy reach for families with children of all ages.
Children can enjoy big playground areas and paddling pools all around the city. At “Genève Plage” two hectars of
lakeside are dedicated to water sports and relaxation, in addition you can enjoy different swimming pools and a pebble beach.

CHILDREN SUMMER CAMPS

The Swiss education is recognized worldwide. The infrastructure and teaching standards are outstanding and there is a real tradition of inviting young adventurers to discover new horizons.
Summer camps in Switzerland offer children of all ages an unforgettable summer experience and some of them allow to create your children’s dream camp. Here under are some examples. Contact us to learn more about nearby school and camp options.

Action option – Genius option – Premium option – Swiss excursion week – Total sport – Total drama – Multi-activity – Technology – Champions Academy (tennis) – Tennis camp – Tennis & Golf – Tennis & Sports

 

THE CITY

The most traditional scenic part of the city is Geneva’s Old Town, clustered on a hill around the “Cathédrale Saint-Pierre”.
Geneva’s Old Town, in French called “La Vieille Ville”, is an ancient maze of small streets and picturesque squares, filled with homey cafes, restaurants, galleries, museums and historical sights, lined by historical buildings adorned with beautiful masonry facades. By strolling around you are whisked a thousand years back.
On the lake side, the most photographed attraction and emblem of the city is the Jet d’Eau, a mighty water fountain on Lake Geneva spouting its froth 140 m into the air.

 

THE MUSEUMS

Geneva is home to more than thirty museums and galleries presenting a wide array of cultural and historical offerings. From the ultra modern Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art to the ancient Maison Tavel, Geneva’s museums capture the full spectrum of the city’s history and major cultural influences.
Geneva is the seat of many international organisations, all located around our hotel. Some of them are open to visitors like the International Red Cross, the Red Crescent Museum and the “Palais des Nations”, the European seat of the United
Nations.
The Ariana, located 5 minutes away from the hotel, is one of the most important ceramic art museums in Europe, with exhibitions for young and adults.

 

 

THE SUMMER’S EVENTS

The Geneva Festival «Fêtes de Genève» is the largest annual event in Switzerland, offering more than 100 restaurants and bars, around 200 concerts, dancing lessons and DJ sets, and more than 60 amusement rides, games and unique entertainment.
The must of this festival are the traditional fireworks, 45 minutes of breathtaking show, taking place in the heart of the harbour on Saturday, 10th August at 10pm.

 

BOL D’OR 14th – 16th JUNE
The Bol d’Or Mirabaud is the most important inland lake regatta in the world. Started in 1939, it welcomes mono-hulls and multihulls each year on Lake Geneva. More than 500 boats encounter each other on this 123 kilometer (66.5 nautical miles) course from Geneva to Le Bouveret and back. Aside the lake regatta a dynamic program on land is scheduled.
The opening ceremony will launch the festivities on Friday 14th June in the evening, with the Léman steamer Neptune once again tied up at the honor dock. The festivity program includes two live concerts, a 70s-80s sound evening and some folk musique.

 

 

MUSIC IN SUMMER 5th July – 22nd August 2019
The «Musiques en été» is the central festival of Geneva’s summer! It mixes heritage and musical trends through a generous and eclectic programme. Jazz, hip-hop, chamber opera, soul, classical recital, swing, reggae: more than 30 concerts, taking place on the Ella Fitzgerald Stage, at La Grange Park and at the Alhambra, since the Town Hall Courtyard is under construction.

 

 

CINETRANSAT 11th July – 18th August 2019
CinéTransat is a free open air cinema that runs each summer in the Perle du Lac, a big lakeside park, with a joyful and easy-going atmosphere. With CinéTransat you go from an individual classic cinema situation to a collective experience where the crowd applauds the good guys, booes the baddies, shares picnics, sings and dances together !

 

 

 

 

 

VEVEY & THE FETE DES VIGNERONS, THE PLACE TO BE THIS SUMMER

From 17th July to 11th August

A one-of-a-kind celebration, the Fête des Vignerons is held once a generation (4 times by century) in the Swiss town of Vevey, located at the heart of the viticultural region of Lavaux. Organized by the Confrérie des Vignerons since 1797, it celebrates the whole region’s traditions with a show as modern as it is impressive.

The Fête des Vignerons, recognized by UNESCO on its list of intangible cultural heritage, pays homage to viticultural witness to the memory and identity of the the vineyard workers, their know-how and the vineyards of Lavaux (UNESCO heritage) and the Chablais vaudois regions. From 18th July to 11th August 2019, the city vibrates, from 9am to midnight, around the multitude of free activities proposed for adults and kids. Costumed
street parades, treasury hunts, musical and cultural animations, organized around of a dozen stage areas, will entertain the visitors. The area ranging from the Jardin Doret to the Entre-deux-Villes will be completely pedestrian for the duration of the festival and dedicated to conviviality, cultural and festive activities.

The Arena, especially created for the event in Vevey, will welcome every day up to 20,000 spectators to discover the show created by the artistic team of Daniele Finzi Pasca, the man behind Cirque du Soleil and the Turin and Sochi Olympic Games closing ceremonies. The choreographies of the scenes are performed by 5,500 actors and actresses in costumes, all inhabitants of the region. A total, magical, grandiose, dynamic and poetic performance conceived at 360°, which mixes with the music, the songs, that carry the poems of the authors, and the images and videos projected on giant screens as well as on the immense LED floor of the arena.

 

 

THE PLACE FOR YOUR FAMILY HOLIDAY

At InterContinental Genève we welcome you and your family for an unforgettable vacation with different options fitted to each family from a 50 m2 room accomodating for up to 4 people to 305 m2 welcoming up to 17 guests and even more.

SERVICES INCLUDED IN EACH FAMILY OFFERS

• 1 complimentary ice cream or soft drink per day per child
• A welcome gift for all children up to 10 years old
• Children & teenagers playrooms
• A public transportation card per guest valid on Geneva buses and trains for the entire stay
• Complimentary transfer shuttle to the lake front (July and August)
• Access to the outdoor pool (from July to mid-September)
• Access to the fitness, the sauna and the hammam
• E-bikes and Segways for rent (available at the concierge desk)
• The Country Club facilities (sport offering: tennis, squash, padel tennis and golf)

IMPORTANT TO KNOW

• Arabic speaking staff
• City map and tourist information in Arabic
• 77 interconnecting rooms for families
• Children discovery activities around the hotel
• Mecca directions indicated at the hotel
• Prayer times printed daily
• Ramadan facilities and Sohur meals
• Arabic television channels
A mosque is at 10 minutes walking distance from the hotel.

OUR FAMILY ROOM – 50 M2 UP TO 4 GUESTS

The family rooms offer elegance, modernity and are highlighted by sumptuous furnishings and generous floor spaces. They express InterContinental’s true and deep understanding of luxury and design.
The family rooms are composed of a large bedroom, a dressing area, a marble bathroom, a living room and 2 extra beds for your children. All that crowned with sweeping views of the Alps and the city of Geneva.

 

 

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