Fraser Suites Geneva offers the perfect base to explore the Palais des Nations
Whether you are coming for business or leisure to Geneva, visiting the Palais des Nations should be a bucket-list activity. Over 115,000 people pass through the doors of Switzerland’s top attraction each year and it is one of the top rated tourist spots in Geneva.
When selecting a comfortable hotel near Palais des Nations in Geneva, why not choose luxury serviced apartments which offer premium facilities, in-suite dining complimentary Wi-Fi and luxurious furnishings. Fraser Suites Geneva offers comfortable studio residences only a stone’s throw from the famous Jet d’eau fountain while being within close proximity to other attractions such as the Quays of Lac Geneva, Geneva Old Town, Palexpo and Geneva Airport.
About the Palais des Nations
Construction started in September 1929, completing in 1938 the Palais was previously owned by the now-disbanded League of Nations. It is now home to the United Nations. The structure took 7 years to build between 1929 and 1936. The huge complex is an impressive 600 metres long and holds 2,800 offices for a range of uses.
Located in the centre of the Parc de l'Ariana, it's home to the European headquarters of the United Nations and also carries the accolade of being the largest UN building outside of New York.
A hub for world peace
Over 20,000 politicians, leaders and other delegates come and go through the doors of this majestic building each year. If you’re someone who loves learning about politics, this is the perfect place to learn about the UN and its history and exactly what goes in on in an active centre for diplomacy.
As one of the most important buildings in the world for ensuring peace and democracy, it is often busy with world leaders and diplomats meeting to discuss important agenda such as political, environmental and economic factors. Over 10,000 intergovernmental meetings are held within the many meeting rooms of the Palais each year.
Overlooking Lake Geneva, the beautifully designed building also has a fantastic view of the French Alps in the distance.
As one of the most interesting and crucial organisations in the world, no trip to Geneva is complete without visiting the UN headquarters. Guests can book a tour of the building and its services which last roughly one hour and are available in more than 15 languages. Depending on the schedule of daily meetings, you will be shown the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room, decorated by famous artist Miquel Barcelò, the Armillary Sphere and the monument commemorating the conquest of outer space, the largest room in the building, the Assembly Hall, the Council Chamber, where many important historical negotiations have taken place, with murals by José Maria Sert.
You can select to go on various tours, some taking in the grounds and hectares of beautiful landscapes to learn about the history behind the building and its role in modern day peace. During the tour, knowledgeable Guides will speak about the current activities of the United Nations and the history of the Palais des Nations, formerly the headquarters of the League of Nations.
The best-serviced hotel near Palais des Nations
When planning to visit the Palais des Nations our serviced apartments are in close proximity to this attraction. With our excellent location and easy access to public transport, the Palais des Nations is only 15 minutes away by a direct bus or tram connection. Fraser Suites Geneva is one of the closest luxury hotels near to Palais des Nations. Reaching the attraction via the centre of the city is easy from your luxury serviced apartment. Simply use lines 8, 28, F, V and Z stop at ‘Appia’; lines 5 and 11 stop at ‘Nations’ or take the Tramway 15 Terminus to the ‘Nations’ stop. Our front desk staff will be delighted to help you plan your transport to the Palais des Nations - we offer a free public transport card during your stay to make getting anywhere in Geneva that little bit easier.
No matter if you visiting Geneva as a lone traveller on business or with a partner or friends our 67 studio apartments are a great choice. With an abundance of in-house amenities to enhance your stay, our spacious apartments are fitted with separate kitchen, dining and living areas so you feel at home while staying in town. For longer stays of 90 days or more, we have the perfect solution to contemporary long-stay living with our one and two-bedroom apartments. Each residence is complemented with superior amenities such as a home-entertainment system, a modern and well-equipped kitchen in addition to access to our 24-gym and business centre.
Guests are treated to our delicious breakfast buffet each day, to start your busy schedule well. At the Breakfast Room, you’ll find tasty pastries, full hot buffet, coffees and cereal – there is something to suit all tastes. Our restaurants are also the perfect place to bring work colleagues, where you can indulge in the appealing menus offered by Fraser Suites. For those who are feeling exhausted after a long day sightseeing, why not order room service and enjoy your meal from the comfort of your hotel room or apartment.
As a hotel near Palais des Nations, Our award-winning staff will ensure you have a delightful stay with us, making sure that every aspect of your stay in comfortable and enjoyable. Book your stay with us now to enjoy all that Geneva has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you to Switzerland.