We loved the art and the ambience at the Hotel Angleterre on Lake Geneva. Built in 1874 but completely renovated in 1995 (every room is unique), the hotel is now part of the Red Carnation Hotel group—which has its roots (and its own vineyard!) in South Africa. The hotel's Out of Africa-meets-Swiss-elegance atmosphere is most obvious in the Leopard Bar and its adjacent Cigar Bar, where guests rest their drinks on real Louis Vuitton luggage and discrete animal print pillows and fabrics punctuate dark leather seating. The hotel's art collection is amazing but it has to compete with the picture-perfect views onto the ever changing though always beautiful Lake Geneva.
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