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Monday, 6 March 2017

A girls’ night out at Floor Two Bar - Kempinski Hotel

A few weeks ago, I concocted a night out with a good friend of mine. That Thursday, it was particularly beautiful and warm: it felt like spring had arrived in town.

Geneva is such a beautiful city and to wander into town on a sunny day is superb. So, I walked along the banks of Lake Geneva to the oh so chic Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva.

The Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva is a majestic five-star hotel situated beside Lake Geneva. It is a very cosmopolitan place with remarkable views overlooking the lake and the Jet d’Eau.

Upon arrival, I settled in the lounge and contemplated the hotel’s design, its fireplace and the pretty floral arrangements. The décor is exquisitely beautiful, with tall ceilings and a perfectly symmetrical layout: I was in interior heaven. This hotel is the embodiment of refinement and discreet luxury.

I did a little window shopping in the stunning shops inside the hotel while waiting for my girlfriend B. As soon as she arrived, we took the external glass walled elevator to take us to the second floor where the Floor Two Bar is located, together with the hotel’s restaurants, spa, conference room, etc.

The Floor Two Bar is a large bar with a long terrace and a trendy and lively lounge atmosphere. We decided to sit by the large windows and enjoy the end of day city lights...

We were only a few customers, about a dozen. Most guests arrive after 20:00 and from 23:00 onwards the venue is in full swing, according to our charming waitresses.

Once installed near the large windows overlooking the terrace and the lake, we stole a furtive look at the menu. B. started with a delicious glass of Limoncello and a sparkling Valser (water). For my part I wanted a Kamikaze to start. It was a little glass of blue heaven.

Our waitresses brought over some treats. Olives, various nuts and aperitif snacks which tasted just divine. We liked them so much that our waitresses brought over more: simple things of excellent quality and the perfect accompaniment to drinks.

With B., I updated our chat and planned a few upcoming evenings out. We also chatted a little with the super nice and super friendly waitresses, who suggested that I try their signature cocktail Passion Maï Taï. I was curious to try the Maï Taï, a cocktail with a pronounced taste of fruits, passion fruit and pineapple, orgeat syrup, Cointreau, white rum with spices (the rum is macerated for a very long time in a mixture of spices of which only they have the secret). So, when you go to the Floor Two Bar, try this cocktail which is a great success.


B. and I made a night of it and stayed there till dinner time. There’s nothing I love more than spoiling myself and, frankly, who doesn’t love elegant cocktails and champagne in a spectacular place?

I highly recommend that you visit the Floor Two Bar this spring and that you take someone who deserves a good spoiling with you. I can’t think of a better way to start the season than viewing this beautiful cosmopolitan city and admiring the scenery from the large terrace. You can see the iconic Jet d’Eau, the Mont Blanc and the stunning sunset...and if you like watching the world go by, this is a great spot.



Floor Two Bar
Le Grand Hôtel Kempinski
Quai du Mont-Blanc 19
1201 Genève
Tél: +41 22 908 9226
Bar opening hours
Mon - Sun 17:00 - 1:00

38 comments:

  1. Wow what a beautiful view. Your Kamikaze looks very refreshing. I'll have one of those too please!

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  2. Oh la la! So trendy and chic! I think I would like that Passion Mai Tai as well.

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  3. Not only do I enjoy seeing these gorgeous places you visit, I love that you remind me of the importance of enjoying the simple things in life, taking time to treat yourself and friends, and making/savoring special moments. This looks like a great outing. Love it!

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words, Monica :)

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  4. Geneva is such a lovely city. Sounds like you had a really pleasent evening in a beautiful location.

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    1. Yeah, Arthur! We had a very good time indeed :)

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  5. O único Kempinski que conheço é o de Pequim.
    Uma marca que representa qualidade.
    Boa semana

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    1. Obrigada pela sua visita, Pedro. Boa semana :)

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  6. Uaou! Ce post est mon coup de cœur de l'année!!.... La photo parle d'elle-même, l'endroit est super et les cocktails ont l'air tellement bons oh la la !!! Gros bisous  <333

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    1. Vraiment ?? Il va falloir que je m'applique plus la prochaine fois...hahaha...Bises et bonne semaine, Chantal :)

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  7. Such a wonderful hotel for city break:-)Very encouraging post my dear and beautiful photos :-)

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    1. Thank you very much for your compliment on my photography, Alice :)

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  8. Aww, what a truly wonderful girls night out, you on the terrace is such a superb photo! Lovely write-up my friend, such a great post.

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    1. Thanks, Charles ! I love that photo too :)

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  9. Floor Two looks and sounds like it bis a great place.

    It is good to get out with friends. It is even better when you have great drinks and food.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you very much for dropping by, Brian :)

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  10. Que maravilha de hotel e com uma vista fantástica.
    Um abraço e boa semana.
    Andarilhar || Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa || Livros-Autografados

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    1. Muito obrigada pela sua visita, Francisco. Boa semana :)

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  11. Gorgeous post! You’re such a natural beauty!! You've captured everything so well... beautiful settings and pretty mixed drinks. Your pictures are stunning :D

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    1. Thanks a million Rebecca! You are far too kind :)

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  12. What a super place, I hope to visit one day and to sample the cocktails. Thank you for sharing your stunning photographs.

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    1. You are welcome and thanks for your message :)

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  13. "Who doesn't love elegant cocktails and champagne in a spectacular place?" Well, I don't. I'm all for simplicity and even frugality.
    But the above bar has a terrific view, and you look a million dollar with that blue kamikaza, so it's worth it.

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    1. Hello Duta! I always enjoy your comments. Thanks for checking out the updates regularly!!

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  14. Great venue! Love the look of the nibbles and the cocktails don't look half bad either! All that with an excellent view!

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words, Cresta Bear !

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  15. Your blog is like the Vanity Fair of Geneva...without all the gossip! I feel like I had a night out with you and your friend.

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    1. Hahaha Judy you have just made me laugh out loud. Seriously, "Vanity Fair of Geneva" Oh Good Lord, that was terrific :)

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  16. O hotel e a cidade... lindíssimos!
    Apreciando daqui as espectaculares imagens ao pormenor!...
    Grata pela partilha! Beijinhos
    Ana

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    1. Muito obrigada pela carinhosa mensagem. Beijinhos :)

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  17. Vous avez du passer un excellent moment dans ce sublime cadre et je dois dire que le kamikaze me tente bien ! Tu est splendide :)

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    1. Oui, on a passé un très bon moment...et ce Kamikaze était une tuerie!! Merci pour ton compliment. :)

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  18. I like your blog very much!
    We read some same books and your traveling posts are magically beautiful. Lovely photos!

    Kathy's delight / Instagram

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    1. Welcome to my blog, Katarina. I'm a blogger by night, most of my posts are pre-agended once a week for the coming week, but I do check my blog once a day. So THANK YOU for being here and for your subscription. BTW, I loved your book review "The Bridge on the Drina" by Ivo Andric.

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