Ten kilometers from Geneva airport, this 5-star Relais & Châteaux puts the movie of our lives on pause. Between sky and mountains, its 50-hectare estate is a bubble of green serenity.
In the heart of the Haut-Jura natural park, the hotel blends into the environment in the manner of South African lodges or the natural architecture of the bungalows of the Swedish archipelago, favoring wood and metal. Its buildings are set in a park dedicated to leisure activities, including a 9-hole golf course with 18 tees, tennis courts and a water sports center.
In Sanskrit, Jiva means life. And it is indeed under the auspices of the being and the living that the Jiva Hill Resort was born and is developing.
The hotel now has 50 rooms and suites. A refined decoration, which plays on subtle and warm shades of beige and brown, gives them a real feeling of tranquility and softness.
In terms of relaxation, the possibilities are no less. Two restaurants, a bar, a game and movie room, a spa with indoor and outdoor pools, and a collection of 200 works of art enliven this place where all the senses are awakened.
Inside, a 17-meter pool occupies a space bathed in natural light.
Around it, a jacuzzi, sauna, and hammam provide further opportunities to practice the art of relaxation.
A number of treatment and massage rooms are also available to book. Here, visitors are free to choose from a range of Sothys© treatments, with special protocols for face and body. These bespoke treatments, combining modern massage techniques with ancestral therapies, get the best out of the products used. The experience allows you to hit the pause button.
Outside is a new 16-meter pool with hydromassage jets. It provides a great means of combining sunbathing with more energetic pursuits.
Another experience worth sampling in the Jiva Hill gardens is the Nordic spa ritual, which involves bathing in water kept at 10°C before relaxing in the warmth of a Canadian red cedar sauna. This is available to book, so you can enjoy some restorative relaxation time in private.
Discover the culinary experiences on offer at the Jiva Hill Resort*****, with food courtesy of our chef Jean-François Vasseur. Two restaurants and a bar provide moments of pure gourmet delight.
The resort’s first restaurant, Jiva, whisks you away to a casual. yet stylish milieu where the culinary emphasis is on flavor and quality produce. Here, the fundamentals of French haute cuisine are expressed in precision cooking, original side dishes, and concentrated sauces. Over time, the chef intends to give his creativity free rein. An admirer of Paul Bocuse and Pierre Gagnaire, he aims for spontaneity in his response to what’s available on market day and an element of surprise through unexpected pairings.
Jiva Hill’s Italian restaurant, Le Jardin, takes you on a journey with chef Francesca Lazzari’s menu, which gives pride of place to quality home-cooked Italian food. Nestled in the heart of the hotel, with an exquisite view of the seasonal garden and Jura Mountains, it is bathed in an aura of natural light. The bar serves a range of inventive cocktails and provides a peaceful setting in which to enjoy them, while admiring the bird’s eye view of the pool.
Our 9-hole golf course with 18 tee-offs is a tempting proposition for seasoned amateurs and beginners alike. The former appreciate the fact that their golfing needs are met by a course that has retained its natural curves and vegetation.
Meanwhile, the latter praise its accessibility and the luxury of a practice area comprising a 240-meter driving range with targets and fairway bunkers. Synthetic turf greens allow play to continue throughout the year.
Finally, our two on-site pros, Cédric Steinmetz and Françoise Robardey, provide all players with valuable support to help them improve their game.
The EUROLAC water ski school offers a magnificent expanse of water to all skiers.