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Hotel La Cour des Augustins, Geneva

29 June 2015

Words: Geoff Brokate / Image: Les Cour Des Augustins

Tucked into a quiet back street of Geneva’s Latin Quarter, La Cour des Augustins is an urban hideaway in an utterly stunning city. The building has a beautiful 19th century facade, allowing it to blend with ease into its surroundings, giving you the sense that you’re truly at the heart of Genevan life.The lobby and rooms are furnished with creations by local designer, Philippe Cramer, whose work features in the permanent collection of the Geneva Museum Of Art And History.

Meanwhile, the lobby is a mixture of soft curves, original lighting and oversized chairs; it feels more like a 1960s sci-fi film set than a hotel. The owner’s vision of creating a living gallery is accomplished with a private collection of African art adorning alcoves and walls throughout the hotel. Even more impressive is the fact that if you like any piece within the hotel it’s possible to buy it, including the incredible boomerang-shaped corian breakfast bar.

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