The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva offer the brand’s exceptional service, renowned restaurants, and world-class spas, promising truly special experiences in two of the world’s most coveted destinations.
Overlooking the Andaman Sea and surrounded by a 10-million-year-old rainforest, The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi combines natural beauty and rich culture with luxurious accommodations and anticipatory service. Designed by Philippe Villeroux of Kuala Lumpur-based Tropical Area Architects, the resort has been carefully created to fully immerse travelers in the island’s natural ecosystem and local culture. Spacious interiors in the 70 guest rooms, 15 suites and 29 villas are framed by delicate references to Malay architecture, which can be seen in the intricately-designed features, large windows and gabled roofs. The rooms’ vertical lines fully integrate the living spaces into the surrounding jungle, while elegant overwater villas offer panoramic views of the sea, complete with magnificent Langkawi sunsets. Carefully curated programming offers guests entrée into the very best of the enchanting destination. During the ‘golden hours’ of sunrise and sunset, guests can enjoy a contemporary performance of an ancient tarian payang on the beach, a traditional gesture of thanks and respect for the rich bounty of the sea and land. Guided jungle walks reveal the myths and creatures of the surrounding rainforest, while learning the graceful Silat moves of ancient Malay warriors allow one to tap into the magic of Langkawi legends. Travelers looking to experience Langkawi’s vibrant blend of local cultures can also partake in a visit to one of the local night markets, where they can sample traditional Malay, Chinese and Indian delicacies and crafts. Some of the remarkable amenities including the island’s only overwater spa, four distinct dining venues, locally inspired activities for children and adults, and three swimming pools.
Positioned on the shore of Lake Geneva, with exceptional views of the city’s famous Jet d’Eau and Mont Blanc as a timeless backdrop, Hotel de la Paix has defined luxury in Geneva since its inception in 1865. It has also stood at the crossroads of history, inspiring many memorable gatherings including the International Congress of Peace, and has welcomed high-profile guests from across the globe, such as the Monaco Royal Family and notable American actor Orson Welles. Following its thoughtful renovation, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva seamlessly blends a modern aesthetic, functionality and the property’s vibrant heritage. The newly restored public areas reflect a design concept created around art, time and nature, representing the it’s lakeside setting and gorgeous surroundings. The hotel’s 74 guestrooms, including 14 elegant suites, have been re-styled with sleek interiors and modern accents. Floor-to-ceiling windows fill each room with natural light and are further enhanced by stunning views across Mont Blanc Square, Lake Geneva and the Jet d’Eau. The Grace Kelly Suite, named after the Princess of Monaco who was a regular at the hotel, offers sophisticated art deco design and gold leaf gilding, creating an elegant sanctuary for travelers.
Paying homage to Geneva’s gastronomic scene, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva captures the cosmopolitan nature of the destination with two new culinary experiences. Inspired by Executive Chef Alessio Corda’s respect for organic, regional dishes, Fiskebar introduces a new Nordic-fusion concept, a first-of-its-kind in Geneva. Spread across four interconnecting spaces, including a fresh fish counter with communal seating, the restaurant’s styling is reminiscent of a traditional Scandinavian fish market, where minimalist interiors are set off by natural materials such as wood and leather to create a Nordic ambience. Living Room Bar & Kitchen offers all-day dining, serving regional dishes and global flavors with a thoughtfully crafted menu that showcases fresh, local and seasonal produce. The inviting, lounge-style setting is embellished with elements of the building’s historic details and original features, such as the 150-year old parquet and walnut floor. Additionally, the Philippe Pascoët chocolate shop offers authentic sweet confections, handmade by legendary Swiss Master Chocolatier, Philippe Pascoët. Guests can savor a complimentary chocolate upon arrival, indulge in the menu of uniquely-blended hot drinks or pick up a box of artisanal chocolate as a memento.