The Experience

Hotel President Wilson

Following a full renovation completed in 2010, the Hotel President Wilson remains an incomparable destination in the heart of Geneva. The choice of many dignified authorities, this elegant hotel offers a world of unique privileges. Just steps from one of the most beautiful parks in Geneva and the famous Rue du Rhône, ideally located facing the magnificent panorama of the lake and Mont-Blanc, the President Wilsonis one of the city’s most contemporary hotel.


The 180 guest rooms and 48 suites of the renovated Hotel President Wilson are decorated and furnished in a contemporary style. All are equipped with the latest technology, including complimentary High Speed Internet Access (200MB) and Bang & Olufsen LCD Flat Screen Televisions with 120 high-definition digital channels. With exceptional views of the lake, the outdoor pool, or the city, the rooms give alasting impression of luxury and refinement.


On September 1, 2012 Michel Roth takes over the Hotel President Wilson’s kitchens as Culinary Advisor and Executive Chef.

Michel Roth has won some of the profession’s most prestigious competitions: in 1985 he won the Pierre Taittinger International Culinary Prize, before receiving the highest award, the Bocuse d’Or, and the title of «Meilleur Ouvrier de France» in 1991.

BAYVIEW BY MICHEL ROTH: Facing the breathtaking view of the Alps and the lake, the Bayview gastronomic restaurant boasts a new design, a unique culinary concept, and a spectacular wine cellar. The Chef Michel Roth invites you to discover its first swiss menu and enjoy an authentic gastronomic experience. This luxury restaurant was awarded a Michelin star for 2014 and a grade of 17/20 at Gault-Millau.

UMAMI BY MICHEL ROTH: Discover the latest culinary highlights of the UMAMI restaurant, recently opened on the first floor of the Hotel. Our world-famous Michelin starred Chef Michel Roth, with his right-arm man, Franck Meyer, imagined a menu with Japanese influences, adapted to the local products, served in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere facing the magnificent panorama of Lake Geneva and the Mont-Blanc. During summer season, the tent is removed and the UMAMI restaurant welcomes you in its new summer open-air ambiance.

Enjoy as well our gastronomic Brunch each Sunday at Umami restaurant.

ARABESQUE: Enter into the magical world of the Middle East and the thousand and one nights in the occasion of a lunch or a dinner at the Arabesque restaurant in Geneva. White leather and black decor combined with warm lighting create a unique ambience, which is underlined by the exceptional Lebanese menu by chef Elias Azar. The chef offers gourmet food lovers traditional dishes as well as housespecialities. The kitchen works exclusively with certified halal meat. It is possible to order take-out.

SO BAR: Stylish and subdued, the SO bar is the ideal place for an intimate or convivial moment in a refined atmosphere. Everything has been thought in order to make it a place of exception: mosaics, platinum ground, carefully chosen furniture, the whole enhanced with a subtle lighting, without forgetting the sumptuous cigar cellar. You will discover a wide range of digestives and prestigious alcohols as well as our Barman Signature cocktails and also a selection of fine dishes.

GLOW BAR: The perfect venue for an enlightening get-together, Glow is a lounge bar area bathed in the radiant reflections of the lake.

Ideal at any time of the day, for coffee or lunch on the couch as well as for sparkling cocktails or dinner, the Glow Bar welcomes you in a sophisticated, warm environment next to the fire of one of its superb central fireplaces.

POOL BAR: With an extraordinary panoramic view of the mountainous backdrop and Lake Geneva, the Pool Bar offers a selection of cocktails as well as a light snack menu to be savored at the border of the swimming pool during the summer season. In winter time, guests can enjoy a hot pot of tea in this same space, rearranged to become a winter garden with its very own magic.

Features & Activities:

The Hotel President Wilson offers the La Mer spa experience for the first time in Switzerland, complete with the sought-after Crème de la Mer known to celebrities worldwide. Highly personalized treatments featuring the latest cosmetic discoveries are provided in an intimate setting that is conducive to well-being.  Exclusive sessions are conducted in five private rooms, one of which is reserved for couples’massages. After La Mer beautifications for the face and body, guests may enjoy relaxing sessions in the steam bath, sauna, and whirlpool.

Located on the first floor, the elegant outdoor pool offers an unobstructed view of the lake and Mont Blanc. During warm weather, this  outdoor pool is a pleasure that cannot be missed in this idyllic place. During winter, keep enjoying the 28 °C heated pool under our tent at the winter garden.

Terms & Conditions

Family Plan Policy

Children 12 and under sleep free in existing room bedding. Rollaways, child rollaways and cribs may incur extra charges. Rollaway beds are only available in our junior suites.

Maximum Occupancy Policy

This hotel can not accomodate more than 2 adults per room.

Pet Policy

Pets are not allowed.

Virtuoso Rates

The Virtuoso contracted rate equals the best unrestricted retail rate of the day in the CRS and include the contracted amenities. SETVIRT must be booked to confirm the contracted amenities. Rates can fluctuate between checking availability and time of reservation. Rates are not guaranteed until confirmation of reservation. Restricted rates such as SPG discounts and rates with special deposit/cancellation conditions are not applicable.  Virtuoso Contract Rates will not exceed the published rates listed.

Situated lakeside with spectacular views of the famous Jet d’Eau water fountain, iconic Hotel President Wilson transports one to a world of sheer modern decadence. Guestrooms provide an urban oasis with a mix of contemporary and classic decor and the most innovative Bang & Olufsen technology available. Treat yourself to delectable cuisine from one of the world’s most famous chefs; Michel Roth is the new executive chef of Bayview. La Mer spa, the first in Switzerland, offers customized treatments and exclusive products like Crème de la Mer skin cream.
Want the ultimate indulgence? The 12-bedroom Royal Penthouse Suite, which occupies the entire eighth floor, is one of the most expensive in the world.Distance from Geneva Airport (GVA): 5 mi/8 km Guests Receive:

  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Welcome amenity in room on arrival
  • $100 USD Spa Services credit, to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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