Epic Europe



The Beau-Rivage was built in 1865 by Jean-Jacques Mayer, and has remained in the hands of the same family for five generations; one of the rare hotels in Switzerland that is still run by the founder’s direct descendants. Following a meticulous renovation from 2007-10, the hotel has been restored to its original grandeur, complete with precious pieces of furniture and art collected for over 150 years. Six historic suites imbued with the spirit of a bygone era have retained traces of their original décor, wood paneling, and fine Italian frescoes. These magnificently restored suites all have balconies looking out over the spectacular scenery of Lake Geneva and its Jet d’Eau (water jet).


FOOD & DRINK: "Le Chat-Botté", contemporary and inventive French cuisine from chef Dominique Gauthier, Chef of the year 2009, 18 points Gault Millau, 1 star Michelin.


Le Patara: Fine Thaï Cuisine, dine on the terrace overlooking Lac Leman in the summertime, 14 points Gault Millau. Atrium Bar serves aperitifs, cocktails and light snacks throughout the day, English afternoon tea and piano bar in the evening during the week.


RELAXATION AND WELL BEING: The Beau Rivage does not have a spa, but can organize beauty treatments, invigorating and relaxing massages, and personal trainer, by appointment.


LOCATION: located in the city centre, in the heart of the business and commercial district and also near the UN Palais des Nations. The Beau-Rivage Hotel is on the shores of the lake, opposite Mont-Blanc and 5 km from the International airport of Geneva - Cointrin, just 15 minutes away by car.




  • The “original” Geneva Luxury 5 star Hotel, since 1865
  • Fifth generation family run hotel
  • Dine in Dominique Gauthier's Michelin starred kitchen at the private eight-person chef’s table.
  • The historic attention paid to the recent restoration
  • Located in the center of the business and shopping district on the shores of Lac Leman
  • Member of The Leading Hotels of the World.
Hotel Beau Rivage 5*


Destination: geneva
Experience options in: Geneva


Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.

Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA
  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA
  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA
  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA


Would you like more information, or to have us create a tailored trip for you? We would be glad to begin the design process for your ultimate experience in the Alps. 

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