Geneva Greets the Nouveau Richemond
Rocco Forte reinvents Charlie Chaplin’s old Alpine retreat.
The jewel of a newly added seventh story is the 2,400-square-foot Royal Armleder Suite, accented with Art Deco touches; floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of the Swiss Alps; and a name that gives homage to the family that ran the hotel since 1875. Polizzi’s flourishes also include bamboo walls and black mosaic floors in the hotel spa, featuring a Turkish steam room and Vichy shower, and is the first Shiseido facility in Switzerland. And while the Fortes have always been sticklers for service, they’ve gone above and beyond to give Le Richemond’s top clients peace of mind — the windows in the top-floor Armleder Suite are made of bullet-proof glass.