Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva is the Perfect City Break Destination for a Friendly Getaway

Geneva offers countless opportunities for a fabulously fun getaway with friends

January 18, 2024,
Geneva, Switzerland

Conveniently located in the heart of Europe by train and plane, Geneva is the perfect city to enjoy a fun getaway with close friends. The local airport serves international destinations, ensuring convenient access to the city from various locations around the world.

Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva is ideally situated along the serene shores of Lake Geneva, a stone’s throw away from the city’s enchanting Old Town. Its warm and sophisticated ambience offers the perfect setting for a long needed catch-up among friends, with nooks and crannies designed to cater to different moods and preferences. Whether sipping cocktails in the Bar, indulging in exquisite culinary delights at the restaurants, or being pampered head to toe in the state-of-the-art Spa, the Hotel is a sanctuary of relaxation and enjoyment, while the surrounding area beckons with fun-filled pursuits.


The Hotel has a prime location, steps away from the city’s charming cobbled streets and avenues lined with historic boutiques showcasing Swiss craftsmanship. Guests can find the latest trends at independent boutiques and high-end fashion labels, then drop into the comfort of their room with bags full of fabulous finds.

To enhance guests’ shopping experience, the Hotel can facilitate visits to renowned Swiss watchmakers including a personalised visit to the prestigious Roger Dubuis Haute Horlogerie atelier, renowned for their exceptional craftsmanship.


Beyond its reputation as the watchmaking capital of the world, Switzerland is renowned worldwide as a premier wellness destination, with savoir-faire in rejuvenation and anti-ageing treatments. The Spa Mont Blanc is a haven of peace bathed in natural light offering the most innovative beauty treatments combining state-of-the-art technology with high-end Swiss skincare products, supported by a team of highly trained therapists. The Spa’s most pioneering treatment is the Haute Couture Dr Burgener Switzerland ritual, the result of five years of thorough research. The treatment brings a completely novel, pioneering approach to anti-ageing skincare, with an ultra-personalised, made-to-measure package combining technology, skin analysis, cosmetic care and facials, to offer long lasting results.

Culinary Delights

In the afternoon, Salon Dufour is the perfect setting for an intimate tête-à-tête with close friends. With its fireplace, plush sofas and cosy corners, the room exudes a warm and snug ambience. Walls are decorated with Toile de Jouy in soft, comforting shades of blue, while a patterned carpet adds texture and brings comfort.

Come evening, Bar des Bergues serves creative cocktails in a laidback wood panelled setting, with pleated lampshades in soft tones of cream marrying well with chocolate brown and indigo blue furnishings. The Hotel’s two restaurants present a symphony of flavours, with seasonal Italian dishes with a contemporary twist served at Michelin-starred Il Lago, and inventive Nikkei cuisine with subtle Peruvian influences at trendy rooftop restaurant Izumi, which has a panoramic terrace available in the summer, offering wonderful views of the city skyline and Lake Geneva.

Sights and Activities

An hour’s drive from the Hotel are the striking UNESCO-designated Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, which carpet the lower slopes of the mountainside along the southern shore of Lake Geneva. Producing some of the country’s most prized wines, Lavaux is the perfect destination to visit some of the area’s best wineries, with terraces punctuated with sleepy towns offering wonderful lake views.

About an hour and a half’s drive away from Geneva is Canton de Fribourg, the home of Gruyère, Switzerland’s famous sweet and nutty cheese that is made year-round using unpasteurised milk. Upon request, the Hotel can organise tours of leading vineyards and visits to artisan cheesemakers.

Winter offers no shortage of outdoor activities, including cross-country skiing through pine-shaded forests and exhilarating dog sled rides accompanied by an experienced musher.



Pauline Matter
Social Media and PR Manager
Quai des Bergues 33
Geneva, 1201
Caroline Mennetrier
Director of PR and Marketing Communication
33, Quai des Bergues
Geneva, 1201