NEAR GENEVA | DIVONNE LES BAINS | La Villa du Lac | 3 Stars hotel and Holiday residence
AT THE GATES OF GENEVA, a hotel and residential complex on the lakeside at Divonne-les-Bains
The 3 star Villa du Lac hotel is ideally situated only 15 minutes from Geneva international airport but it is also not far from the TGV station and the A1 Geneva-Lausanne motorway. This contemporary hotel combines business, relaxation and fitness from its perfect setting on the banks of the lake at Divonne-Les-Bains with magnificent views of Mont-Blanc.
The hotel has been open since July 2006 and offers 88 bedrooms, as well as 95 apartments, 8 meeting rooms , and an area of 600 sq m devoted to wellbeing and fitness.
The superb setting of the Villa du Lac hotel provides a perfect venue to hold residential seminars, study days, conferences and incentive programmes.
The Villa du Lac provides a 600 sq m high-tech platform for seminars, meetings, study days, conferences and incentive programmes near Geneva. This area is divided up into 8 air-conditioned suites from 20 to 200 sq m with a capacity of 200 people together and opens out on to a huge terrace facing the park and the lake.
The 3 star hotel "LA VILLA DU LAC" enjoys a lovely location with the Alps on the horizon and the Jura mountains as a backdrop and is mirrored in the waters of the lake of Divonne-Les-Bains.
All 88 air-conditioned bedrooms in the Villa du Lac hotel have either a balcony or a terrace. They also have the latest fixtures and fittings:
- Flat screen satellite TV.
- Free ADSL internet connection.
A spacious residence in a tranquil setting
The Villa du Lac residence is an ideal venue for your colleagues on short or medium term business trips in the region of Geneva, or perhaps on a waiting list for lodgings, providing accommodation in 96 furnished apartments from 35 sq m studios to 110 sq m 5 room duplex apartments with balcony or terrace.
Top quality equipment is provided (air conditioning, videophone, satellite TV, Wi-Fi internet access, safe, oak flooring, fully fitted American kitchen, dishwasher…) all making for a very pleasant lifestyle. Residents can also optionally use the hotel services (dry cleaning, meals).
A car park (250 spaces) and an indoor garage (100 spaces) are available to hotel guests and residents.
Station : TGV Genève Cornavin 20 kms.
Airport : Genève-Cointrin 15 mins. Group transfers can be arranged.
MODULAR HIGH-TECH SEMINAR SUITES. The 3 star Villa du Lac hotel can provide a high-tech platform of 500 sq m for seminars and study days at Divonne-les-Bains.
8 meeting rooms from 40 to 200 sq m with a capacity of 200 delegates. All areas are air conditioned, enjoy natural daylight, are equipped with plasma screens, video projectors and integrated sound system and have views over the gardens.
A 200 sq m room with sound and video production is available for marriages and banquets for up to 160 people.
An 500 seat amphitheatre is situated on the lake esplanade next to the hotel. The seating arrangements can be changed as required (folding terraces) and there is a 180 sq m fully equipped stage (with sound and projection systems) as well as more than 300 sq m of dining areas.
The restaurant at the 3 star Villa du Lac hotel has a permanent exhibition OF WORKS OF ART BY JEAN-MICHEL ALBEROLA and provides traditional cooking, a vast terrace and a bar with fireplace.
A warm atmosphere and inventive and varied cooking. You will be sure to enjoy the terrace and its great views over Mont-Blanc.
Foie Gras with apples, mussel soup, calf’s sweetbreads in a piecrust...so many specialities that the Chef will be delighted to prepare for you. The Atelier restaurant is an ideal venue for business lunches and dinners.
At the Villa du Lac you have 200 sq m of lounge areas for your gala dinners and event evenings (Capacity :160 people, integrated sound and video systems).
SEMINAR INCENTIVE ACTIVITIES
Snowshoes, cross-country skiing, country walks...
Sailing, rafting, fitness course, rope course, archery, golf (3 18 hole courses at less than 15 mins away, or pitch and putt 200m away), walks....
RELAXATION & LEISURE
Organisation of leisure activities....
Cruising on Lake Léman, themed evenings, trips to France and Switzerland.
600 sq m area dedicated to wellbeing and fitness in an ultra-modern spa:
- Indoor heated swimming pool.
- Turkish bath.
- Treatment cubicles (mud and seaweed wraps).
- Massage cubicles.
- A garden with a pleasant terrace.
A HÔTEL / AN ARTIST
In perfect harmony with the contemporary architecture of the hotel, the works of Jean-Michel ALBEROLA are displayed on large painted walls as a series of paintings, silkscreen prints and gouache designs. This masterly artistic decor will brighten and enhance your stay at the hotel site, open as it is, to the beautiful natural setting of the lake and the surrounding area.
For this hotel, Vacances Bleues has commissioned a set of works from Jean-Michel ALBEROLA entitled “Eclairage en Groupe” which is displayed throughout the hotel:
Two mural frescos in the main hall and the dining room.
Six original lithographs for the bedrooms and meeting rooms to continue the theme on the large painted walls.
An original lithograph for the invitation cards to mark the inauguration of the hotel in 2006.
Three large gouaches on paper from the Vacances Bleues Collection.
At once mysterious and amusing, Jean-Michel Alberola’s works on display at the Villa du Lac call on us to reflect on the question: How can we live together ? How can we bond with others and the world which surrounds us?
The subtle and mischievous artist plays on the innocence of our inner child, obliging us to shift our viewpoint and question ourselves on our approach to the world and to painting itself. He does not give us an answer, but throws us a couple of clues …
Jean-Michel ALBEROLA is today one of the rare French artists celebrated both at home and abroad. He lives and works in Paris. His body of work, praised since its first appearance at ARC in 1981, is now on exhibition in many art galleries, institutions and collections throughout the world. His works have been on display in Dusseldorf, Haarlem, Brussels (La Verrière Hermès in 2006), Helsinki or Berlin as well as in the Georges Pompidou Centre (1993) at the Cartier Foundation (1995) or at the Museum of Modern Art in (1997). He is represented by Galerie Templon, and Item Editions (Paris).