Holiday Still, Geneva!

IMG_9550I know, Christmas season is over and done with it but I thought I would share a few pictures I took of Geneva at the time. Although, it wasn’t Paris, Milan or New York City, synonymous to Christmas exuberance, there were still sparkles of light and decor around the city to utter holiday.

IMG_9526The decor at Hotel President Wilson, simple, elegant and beautiful.

IMG_9531Named after the former US President, Woodrow Wilson, and adjacent to the Palais Wilson, currently the headquarters of the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights, this refined property overlooks Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) and boasts the most expensive suite in the world.

IMG_9543The Royal Penthouse suite costs SF75,000 (€58,000) (USD $58,000) per night and has had numerous Heads of State and celebrities enjoy its luxury. Opened in 1963, the hotel has been a member of the Luxury Collection of Starwood Hotels and Resorts since 2000 and was extensively renovated in 2010. (Source http://www.businesstraveller.com)

IMG_9532Yeah, I can just imagine me paying (USD $58,000) for a hotel room per night.

IMG_9534Opposite side Lac Leman (Lake Geneva)

IMG_9536The tip of the building.

Merry Christmas, Switzerland!

IMG_0517Christmas tree at Center Commercial du Balexert, Geneva.

IMG_0506Christmas light decor at Rolex Center.

They are not big on light or Chrismas decor here. So, I was surprised to se this display and could not wait to share it with you. Perhaps that energy bill at the end of the month is really important to them. There are very few and they are very poised, reserved about the whole Christmas shindig. Not as commercialized as one would think. As a matter of fact, I only saw them rushing to the supermaket on the 24th. It was crowded but not as busy and everyone was on their best behavior.

IMG_0514A few ornaments I found in a shopping center in Geneva.

IMG_0511 IMG_0510 IMG_0509 IMG_0508I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas wherever you are. Eat, Drink and be Merry!