Don’t be put off by the ugly concrete façade of the Kempinsky Geneva. Inside, this sleek, modern hotel offers space, elegance, comfort, and unrivalled views from its waterfront position on the western shore of the lake, just 15 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from the main financial sector of central Geneva. Expect bright, spacious bedrooms overlooking the lake, decorated in soft, warm hues, with contemporary fittings and marble bathrooms. It is also an excellent—albeit pricey—choice for families: The Kempinski Kids Club provides childcare for children ages 3-8, and the hotel boasts the largest private indoor swimming pool in the city.