Nature is omnipresent in the Lake Geneva Region. Stretching from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc, at the edge of the largest alpine lake, this region offers a natural setting conducive to a host of adventures as well as numerous sporting and recreational activities.
The Lake Geneva Region cultural scene is truly multidimensional. It hosts a wide range of exhibitions, shows, and other forms of entertainment, including numerous festivals. The Béjart Ballet, based in Lausanne since 1987, the twenty-some museums including the famous Olympic Museum, and the Montreux Jazz Festival are all vibrant examples of this diversity. And don’t forget Lausanne’s Flon neighborhood with its trendy bars and sidewalk cafes.
With 3 000 hotel rooms in the vicinity and an additional 20 000 rooms less than an hour away, Lausanne and the Lake Geneva Region offer a wide range of quality accommodation. Preparations are also under way for the construction of a 400-500 bed, three-star hotel adjacent to the convention center, scheduled to open in 2015. As host to the world’s most prestigious hotel school, Lausanne has a strong sense of hospitality that combines tradition and professionalism.
With its rich historical traditions, the Lake Geneva Region knows the importance of preserving the reminders of its past. From the large number of castles and medieval sites to the largest historical fleet of riverboats in the world, possibilities for tours and excursions abound. In addition, the nearby Lavaux region, with its renowned terraced vineyards overlooking the lake and the Alps, was recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
With a record number of restaurants appearing in the Michelin and GaultMillau guides, the Lake Geneva Region is a culinary showcase offering exquisite cuisine that draws on the abundance of local produce. Wine aficionados will revel in the exceptional wines produced from the rich soil of this wine-growing region.
THE SWISS TECH CONVENTION CENTER is committed to sustainable development. By promoting renewable sources of energy, ensuring optimal management of waste disposal, and supporting eco-friendly mobility and human safety, the convention center intends to adopt policies that are respectful of humans and their environment. Its numerous green initiatives include plans to use photovoltaic cells developed by Professor Michael Grätzel at the EPFL.
A large, on-site shopping arcade offers all the goods and services you might need. A doctor’s office, pharmacy, grocery store, bank, hair salon, hotel, and several restaurants and bars are all close by. The neighborhood is truly a lively environment. You will also find an ample supply of car parks and underground parking lots.