Hotel President Wilson in Geneva

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The Hotel President Wilson is located in Geneva, Switzerland, near the United Nations building on Lake Geneva. The hotel is named for the 28th president of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, in honor of his dedication to the creation of the League of Nations.

The hotel opened its doors on May 18, 1962. In 1980, it was acquired by a SwissairNestlé joint venture. In 1989, the Tamman family became the owner of the palace. The family invested 190 million CHF in its renovation and reopened it in 1996 as the “New Hotel President Wilson”. In 2000, it became a member of the Starwood collection of hotels and resorts. From 2007 to 2010, it was renovated again (40 million CHF) to reflect 3 main themes: water, the surrounding landscape, and light.

© flickr.com - uggboy/cc-by-2.0 © Sandro Senn/cc-by-sa-3.0 Palais Wilson © Moumou82/cc-by-sa-3.0 Wilson's residence during the Paris Peace Conference © flickr.com - Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Archives Hotel President Wilson and Palais Wilson © Sandro Senn/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Wilson's residence during the Paris Peace Conference © flickr.com - Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Archives
The Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson is believed to be the world’s most expensive hotel suite, billed at CHF60,000 ($62,000 at mid-2017 rates) per night. The 12-bedroom suite takes up the entire eighth floor of the hotel, and has hosted heads of state from Bill Clinton to Mikhail Gorbachev. Guests can view the Swiss Alps from the suite.

In July 2017, the Hotel President Wilson ranked first in the list of most expensive suites of the world by the magazine Business Insider with its $80,000/night.

Read more on Hotel President Wilson and Wikipedia Hotel President Wilson (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.






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