Beau-Rivage Palace

The Beau-Rivage Palace is a historical luxury five-star hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is located in Ouchy, on the shores of Lake Léman.

Beau-Rivage Palace
Hotel beau rivage palace.jpg
General information
Architectural styleBelle Époque
AddressPlace du port 17–19
Town or cityLausanne
Coordinates46°30′29″N 6°37′48″E / 46.508°N 6.630°E / 46.508; 6.630
Other information
Number of rooms168[1]
Number of suites26 "junior" and 8 "executive"[1]
Number of restaurants3[1]
Number of bars1[1]
FacilitiesConference, banquet, spa and wellness[1]

The hotel opened in 1861 and the current main building was constructed in Art Nouveau and neo-baroque style in 1908. It is registered in the Swiss Inventory of Cultural Property of National and Regional Significance.

The Beau-Rivage Palace is owned by Sandoz Family Foundation founders of Sandoz AG, now Novartis.


On 24 July 1923, the Treaty of Lausanne was signed at the Beau-Rivage Palace.[2]

In March–April 2015, the negotiations on Iran nuclear deal framework for a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme took place in the Beau-Rivage Palace, where the foreign ministers and delegations from the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, China, France, the European Union, Germany (P5+1) and Iran were also hosted.[2] The final press conference, on 2 April 2015, was held at the EPFL Learning Centre.[2]


  • 169 rooms including 33 suites and Junior Suites
  • 1 gourmet restaurant "Restaurant Anne-Sophie Pic", brasserie "Le Café Beau-Rivage", Japanese restaurant "Le Miyako"
  • Lavaux Suite: The hotel's only roof terrace with private access (22 square meters), panoramic view of the lake, the Alps and the park
  • Spa Suite: The bathroom, all dressed in marble, offers two massage tables, a hot tub and a steam room
  • 13 reception rooms to organize conferences, receptions, cocktails, gala evenings and weddings
  • Spa Cinq Mondes 1'500m, hammam, sauna. Open every day from 6.30am to 10pm
  • Fitness studio, hair salon Shū Uemura
  • Boutique, laundry service, valet


  • Gourmet restaurant "Anne-Sophie Pic" (Chef: Anne-Sophie Pic, two Michelin stars and 18/20 points at Gault & Millau.)
  • Brasserie Restaurant "Café Beau-Rivage" (Cooking Chef: Emilien Windels)
  • Japanese Restaurant "The Miyako" with teppanyaki table
  • Tea Room: "The Lobby"
  • The Bar
  • In-room dining service

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e The Beau-Rivage Palace at a glance (page visited on 30 March 2015).
  2. ^ a b c (in French) Frédéric Koller, "Thriller diplomatique au Beau-Rivage Palace", Le Temps, Saturday 4 April 2015, page 5.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Hôtel Beau-Rivage Palace (Lausanne) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 46°30′29″N 6°37′48″E / 46.508°N 6.630°E / 46.508; 6.630