If you find yourself in Geneva on a city break (see The Monthly Insider for visitor tips), and feel a bit weary after visiting the many wonderful sights – be it the St Pierre Cathedral, the Conservatoire or the Botanical Garden – then perhaps it’s the perfect excuse to visit Mandarin Oriental, Geneva’s new Beauty Studio. Opened in partnership with Geneva’s L Raphael – a Swiss luxury spa brand renowned for its science-based, top-notch skin products and innovative, high-performance treatments – the Studio, with soothing views over the River Rhône, offers that precious bit of calm in which to relax. You will be spoilt for choice with a range of calming or invigorating therapies, from deep tissue massage to anti-jet-lag remedies, to firming or anti-ageing facials, and manicures and pedicures. To celebrate this new partnership, the hotel has put together the Secrets of Lake Geneva package, which includes one night in a stunning Premier River View Room with buffet breakfast at the chic new Café Calla, where you can make the most of the pleasant autumn sunshine on the outdoor terrace. As for your introduction to the Beauty Studio, you’ll receive the indulgent signature Secrets of Lake Geneva full body massage – an hour that is tailored to your needs – and a special L Raphael gift to take away.