All you need to know about Geneva

Geneva is a city in Switzerland located at the southern tip of Lake Geneva, or Lac Leman as it is also known. The Alps and Jura Mountains surround Geneva, with Mont Blanc providing a spectacular backdrop. The city is the headquarters of the United Nations and a global hub for banking and diplomacy. Geneva was ranked as the ninth most principle financial centre in the world, being fifth in Europe.  Being home to a number of multinational organisations, Geneva has become a popular destination for business travel. The second largest city in Switzerland is has long been visited by global business travellers. Our serviced apartments in Geneva offer the perfect solution for every business need. Whether visiting in the short/long term, or relocating to the Swiss city, check out our corporate accommodation in Geneva. 

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STAYING IN GENEVA?

Having booked your SilverDoor serviced apartment, it is time to prepare for your business trip to Geneva. We have put together some essential information to help prepare you for your stay in Switzerland. 

Transport in Geneva

Geneva Airport is located 4km northwest of Geneva, with the train taking only six minutes to reach the city. The arrival station, Gare Cornavin, serves as a transport hub offering buses and trams throughout Geneva. Clients staying in a serviced apartment in Geneva are entitled to a free Geneva Transport Card which allows travel on the public transportation network in Geneva throughout your stay. 

Weather in Geneva

Geneva has a temperate climate, with relatively warm summers and cold winters. Lake Geneva is often swimmable in the summer months, whilst the winter months can create snowy conditions for skiing. Geneva is often impacted by The Bise, a north-easterly wind blowing cold air across Lac Leman.

Sights in Geneva

Alongside being a global hub for diplomacy, Geneva is a popular destination for tourists visiting Switzerland. The Jet d'Eau fountain, St Pierre Cathedral and Palais des Nations are some of the top sights in Geneva. Strolling through the old town and taking a cruise on Lake Geneva are highly recommended. Further along Lac Leman, nearby Lausanne and Montreux are regularly frequented by visitors. 

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT GENEVA

-          -   The wristwatch was invented by Patek Philippe in Geneva in 1868.

-          -   Almost 40% of Geneva residents are foreign, with Phil Collins being amongst the most famous.

-          -   Lake Geneva is the largest Alpine lake in Europe.

-          -   Geneva is the birthplace of the Red Cross, with its reverse Switzerland flag logo being no coincidence.

-          -   The CERN laboratory, the world’s largest research centre, is where Tim Berners Lee founded the World Wide Web.

-          -   In 1815, Geneva became a canton, 33 years before Switzerland was established as a confederation.

WHAT IS A SERVICED APARTMENT?

Our serviced apartments in Geneva are modern, spacious and ideally suited to business travellers. At SilverDoor, we understand that business trips involve busy schedules which is why we tailor check-ins to suit you. Our corporate accommodation is fully furnished and offers a unique flexibility rarely an option in a hotel. Primarily, our clients can choose how regular they would like their apartment to be serviced. This flexibility allows for fewer intrusions which is designed to make you feel right at home in Geneva. Secondly, our business accommodation in Geneva is equipped with kitchen facilities which allows our clients the option of choosing to cook at home or eat in one of Geneva’s fine restaurants. Business travellers appreciate this flexibility which also proves to be cost effective. Finally, the typical one bedroom serviced apartment in Geneva is approximately twice the size of a typical hotel room. Not only does this extra space provide more room to relax after a busy day in Geneva, it also enables our clients to entertain guests or conduct business meetings in the living space.

WHY CHOOSE A SERVICED APARTMENT IN GENEVA WITH SILVERDOOR?

Opting to stay in one of our SilverDoor serviced apartments in Geneva brings a number of advantages. Business travellers can benefit from the fact that we have over 20 years of experience in the corporate accommodation industry. Providing the very best standard of service quality, we are best placed to ensure your trip runs smoothly. We understand that business travellers can have differing needs, which is why our booking agents strive to locate the perfect apartment for each individual. With a strong expertise in the industry and a vast knowledge of serviced apartments in Geneva, our bookings do their utmost to ensure your complete satisfaction with the quality of your accommodation. At SilverDoor, we are constantly looking to expand and improve the portfolio of accommodation we offer in every destination. We are constantly sourcing the top quality apartments to underline our commitment to providing the best corporate accommodation in Geneva.