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La Réserve is Geneva's first contemporary five-star hotel, set in 10 acres of gardens beside the lake, with decadent, stylish interiors by maverick Parisian designer Jacques Garcia. Taking inspiration from the style of African lodges, each room offers the ultimate in comfort, with crisp white cotton, velvet, and linen bed-clothing; sleek marble mosaic and black granite bathrooms; and a terrace overlooking the gardens and lake. But La Réserve's real draw is the extensive spa. Best-known for its iconic 4- or 7-day Nescens 'better-aging' "cosmeceutical" programes (which help you to preserve your youthfulness by analysing all aspects of your body, lifestyle, and diet), the Spa also offers acupuncture, osteopathy, aesthetic angiology for the face and legs, shiatsu, reflexology and balneotherapy, plus a full range of La Prairie massages and beauty treatments. Further facilities include a swimming pool, tennis courts, endless treatment rooms, and an organic restaurant. For children, there’s the "La Petite Reserve" club—a supervised play area and parent-free zone—for ages 6 months to 13 years, and a summer camp that offers weeklong multi-sport courses for 6- to 11-year-olds.