Our hotel in the centre of Geneva is ideal for going to the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie.
Geneva has a large number of visitor attractions. The symbolic capital of peace because of the United Nations headquarters located there, it is an exceptionally international city. It is associated with John Calvin, and it was here that Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born in 1712. Their penchant for thinking, debating and exchanging ideas still lives on in Geneva. In addition, visitors appreciate the city’s huge wealth of culture and pronounced fondness for nature. Lastly, no description of Geneva would be complete without mentioning the talent of its watchmakers. Indeed, as the birthplace of watchmaking, Geneva hosts the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie every year. Our 3-star hotel will be a location of choice for staying during the SIHH.
A brief history of Genevan watchmaking
Geneva has been, since the 16th century, the world’s undisputed centre of high-end watchmaking. Its watchmakers’ immense skill is a source of great pride for Genevans and a goal that watchmaking novices and apprentices strive to attain. The city’s inhabitants turned to this sophisticated, high-precision art as a protest against Calvin’s reform, which imposed on Genevans a dress code that excluded the display of any frivolous ornamentation.
Today, Geneva remains the heir to a tradition and an expertise unmatched anywhere in the world, while remaining resolutely focused on modernity and innovation. The city is thus an irreplaceable source of inspiration for the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, which every year draws its strength from this unique city.
An ideal hotel for the SIHH in Geneva
The SIHH, the preferred meeting-place of professional watchmakers since 1991, is now open to amateur enthusiasts. There is even a special day devoted to them! In the exhibition area, which covers over 50,000 square metres, visitors can discover the latest collections and future trends, meet the sector’s key players, and share some memorable moments with historic watchmaking brands such as Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet. You will also discover independent artisan-designers and can take part in networking workshops. The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie wishes to play a dual role, not only in preserving the watchmaking sector’s heritage and expertise, but also as the place where the future is written. Every year the organisers therefore think about new elements for the SIHH to ensure that as an event it remains attractive while constantly evolving.
If you are looking for a place to stay in Geneva during the SIHH, choosing our hotel will ensure your stay is a success. Indeed, you can quickly reach the Geneva Palexpo site using Bus 5, which you can catch at Gare Genève-Cornavin. In addition, the hotel’s location will enable you to explore the lively, cosmopolitan Pâquis district, including the Bains des Pâquis, an attraction not to be missed at any time of year. Also, don’t forget to enjoy Geneva’s other monuments and attractions such as the Jardin Anglais and its Floral Clock , the Patek Museum, the Jet d’Eau and a visit to the Old Town.