Designed by the Geneva architect Jean-Marie Gignoux in the Italian Renaissance style, the Hotel de la Paix in Geneva opened in 1865. Located on the shores of Lake Geneva with beautiful views of the Jet d'eau and the Mont Blanc, it features 65 rooms and suites across six floors and counted Grace Kelly and Orson Welles among its guests.
In 1908, the hotel was enlarged by acquiring the neighbouring residential building. Geneva architect Alfred Olivet was commissioned to unite the two buildings into a single establishment. It was renovated in 2017.
The hotel features a large central atrium with superimposed columns and galleries on the different floors.
In 1871, Hôtel de la Paix hosted the official banquet for the participations in the arbitration meeting between the United States and Great Britain regarding the Alabama Claims. These days, tapestries of historical figures who played a role in attaining peace are displayed on each floor, from Giuseppe Garibaldi to Victor Hugo.
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