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Close to the most beautiful parks in Geneva, the Hotel President Wilson is ideally located, facing the
spectacular panorama of the lake and the “Mont Blanc”...

Completely renovated, the President Wilson is undoubtedly one of the most contemporary hotels in the city. Overlooking the lake and facing an exceptional alpine panorama, the terrace invites you to relax during warmer weather next to the salt-water swimming pool, while you dine on Mediterranean-flavored cuisine.

Each of the 180 rooms and 48 suites has been luxuriously renovated and offers both full comfort and the latest technology.

Spacious and refined, the 48 suites of the hotel offer a stunning view over the lake...

...but also over the hotel pool or Geneva city.

Facing a magnificent view of the Alps and the lake, the Bayview gastronomic restaurant boasts an opulent new
design, a unique culinary concept, and a spectacular wine cellar.

Arabesque Restaurant, in a fairytale setting with an elegant mix of gold mosaics, white leather, black lacquer and atmospheric lighting, discover or rediscover the renowned Lebanese cuisine. 

Stylish and subdued, our piano bar SO is the ideal place for an intimate or convivial moment in a refined atmosphere.

Bathed in light from the lake, this spacious and contemporary lounge provides calm and voluptuous relaxation;
you can daydream as you gaze at the flames in an immense fireplace.  

Invite yourself to the most exclusive spa in Geneva and discover the La Mer experience for the first time in
Switzerland. The first spa in Switzerland to use Crème de la Mer, the environment is a haven of peace dedicated
to the most incredible cosmetic discoveries in recent years.


180 rooms, 48 suites, 8 floors / 3 restaurants: Bayview, Arabesque, Poolgarden / 2 bars: Glow, SO / 11 conference rooms
Business centre / Outdoor pool / Spa La Mer with sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi and massages / Fitness / Hairdresser
Shop / Free wireless internet access...


Hôtel Président Wilson
47 Quai Wilson
1201 Genève

Tel: +41 22 906 66 66
Fax: +41 22 906 66 67 


by Yulia Polesterova*

"This marvelous land met me with its tender sun rays and, like any other person arriving here, with its impressive views of Lake of Geneva and Alps...

Switzerland smiled to me, and I smiled to it. At this moment I knew we would become good friends!

In the old city of Geneva, there are a lot of cafes, where you can enjoy a coffee or read the latest news. That’s so typical for Europeans and so non-traditional and attractive for Russian people. Local brasseries are always full, because Swiss people are not prim stay-at-home, but affable, open and benevolent people with good sense of humor. The walls keep the history of the old city, wich is not a museum for tourists, it’s real houses of the locals. Geneva’s population is about 200 000 people, and almost a half of them are foreigners.

Panoramic view of the lake from St.Peter’s Cathedral. Geneva is the city, where from the first moments of staying there you feel, how your body and soul relax. A city where it’s so easy to breathe...

When you are in a habit of spending many hours in Moscow traffics, it’s difficult to believe, that just in 2 hours from the city by car you can find yourself in the Alps with it’s so pure air, lakes, mountain rivers, pine forests and… lazy clouds. Here even clouds are in love with this land and demonstrate it actively. ..

Water of unimaginable color, green meadows, snowy tops, mountain rivers. Silence, quietude, appeasement, which you can not find living in a megapolis. Here it’s impossible not to become in-love with multifaced Switzerland. 24 hours spent in this country and you realize you want to stay here forever...

Here you feel good both in the mountains and in the city. In Geneva, Rue Madeleine is the main street for shopaholics with shops of all types: famous expensive shops and the ones for young people are here. 2 minutes walk from Rue Madeleine and you are on the shore of Lac Leman with its transparent water even in the city. You can watch the tourists feeding swans, having a drink at one of small restaurants...

There is one more thing which is so nice to do in Europe and so complicated in mother-land – use a bike in the city. Through narrow streets of the old city to the Patek Philippe museum with a stop at the flea market. It takes place every Wednesday and Saturday. Here you can find a lot of antiqs and interesting things from all over the world. Even t-shirts “Aeroflot.Soviet airlines” and books of orthodox church songs.

In this small, by Russian standards, city, you have everything. Even to find yourself outdoors, to go the beach, to swim in a pure river or lake, or to fish, you don’t have to go far away from the city, like in Moscow. The Rhone shore, the river with transparent turquoise water, inside the city is a perfect place for doing all of that.

View of Mont Blanc, the highest top of the Alps on the French-Italian boarder.

So it’s at the same time a small European city and world center. Geneva is a crossroad of Europe, combining a lot. It’s no distance from here to France, Italy, Germany. But this country is something special. And above all, you will keep Geneva in your heart....   Yulia Polesterova*, October 2011



P.S.: That wasn’t my first visit to Geneva, but I wasn’t able to describe everything I saw during at least one trip there. More, I wasn’t able to see all interesting things there even during 2 trips. Now I have a lot of friends there and people dear to me in this wonderful country and I dedicate this project to them... 


*  Currently living in Moscow, Yulia Polesterova is an orientalist, traveller, and photographer.

Genève Tourisme & Congrès


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Depuis décembre 2009, SESAM CLUB présente chaque mois une ville ou une région française différente.
Parmi les éditions les plus populaires: Paris, Provence, Courchevel, Biarritz, Monaco...



Art de Vivre

Nous souhaitons également présenter les principales destinations touristiques, culturelles et économiques mondiales. Parmi les éditions précédentes : Bruges, Saint-Barthélemy, la Thaïlande et prochainement, la Russie, Saint-Petersbourg, Moscou, Londres, et beaucoup d’autres destinations (et en particulier la Chine, pays dans lequel nous avons beaucoup de contacts et de nombreuses demandes de partenariats).
Nous présentons toutes ces destinations à travers 3 rubriques : mode, voyages, art de vivre, et par le biais de quelques partenaires soigneusement sélectionnés pour leur réputation, leur accueil, leur savoir-faire ou l’excellence de leurs produits.
Parmi les partenaires qui nous ont déjà fait confiance depuis l’ouverture du site… Air France ; de prestigieux restaurants, des hôtels et palaces affiliés à Leading Hotels of the World, Relais & Châteaux, Small Luxury Hotels, des spas ; des galeries d’art mondialement reconnues ; des entreprises et des marques de luxe...


AVANT MODELS Moscou nous présente régulièrement les top models de demain : (Варвара Шутова, Лaна Росс, Милана Круз,…)


Golf : SESAM CLUB est partenaire du 1er site internet de golf francophone GOLF & HOTEL.


Enfin, depuis décembre 2010, grâce à son réseau de correspondants, le SESAM CLUB BLOG permet de donner des informations régulières sur l’Art, la culture, la mode, le groupe France Russie, l’actualité, et bien sûr également sur nos partenaires…