Conferences venues and Hotels in Annecy

Alpine charm, beautiful lake and great conference facilities

Annecy is a truly charming town, full of atmosphere with beautiful architecture and the outstanding natural beauty. Its setting lends itself perfectly to hosting conferences, with very well-equipped hotels and fantastic surroundings.

The beautiful Lac d’Annecy accentuates the town and feeds the canals that flow through Annecy le Vieux. A stroll along the canals is a great way to pass a few hours, taking in the local cuisine and appreciating the work of local artists and artisans along the way.

The combination of lake and mountains means Annecy offers an abundance of sports and leisure activities, with options available from sailing to skiing, climbing to canyoning. This is a great way to re-energise after either a summer or winter conference.

Being a major city, Annecy also has the sophistication and business facilities that can be difficult to find in most areas with the aforementioned qualities. At just a short 40 minute drive from Geneva Airport and 30 minutes’ drive from the nearest ski resort of La Clusaz, Annecy is a truly convenient and delightful choice for a business conference of any kind.

Hotel Impérial Palace****

L’Impérial Palace occupies a dream location between lake and mountains. Only 40 minutes away from Geneva International Airport, the hotel is set in a wonderful park on a peninsula jutting out into le lac d’Annecy - one of the purest lakes in Europe - and more than satisfies today's modern hotel requirements whilst maintaining the finest hotel keeping traditions.

L'Impérial Palace features 99 rooms and suites, each with air conditioning and breathtaking views over the lake. The play of light on the lake and surrounding alpine slopes of the Savoie make for stunning views from the rooms and suites. The atmosphere of the rooms and the discrete service of the hotel staff make for a perfect hotel stay.

The hotel has 3 restaurants, its own beauty parlour with sauna, Turkish steam bath, cardiovascular training equipment and hairdresser. Clients can enjoy hydro-massage and massage services well as body and face care.

Rooms and Suites

The rooms and suites at the Impérial Palace come fully equipped with all facilities that could be required for a business or leisure break. Room facilities include:

  • Disabled rooms
  • Satellite TV
  • Complimentary soft drinks minibar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Radio
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Safe
  • WIFI internet system
  • Bathroom with separated toilets and bidet
  • Direct dial telephone

Conference Centre

L’Impérial Palace’s “Congress Centre”, which is one of the best equipped in France, offers 21 meeting and banqueting rooms fully air-conditioned with natural light and lake views. The largest conference room can accommodate up to 600 people.

A young and professional team will work closely with you and the Mountain Leap events team to ensure a very successful event. With these extensive facilities, the Imperial Palace is capable of and flexible enough to accommodate all of your conferencing requirements.

Business lunches can be organised on site, to be taken within the conference centre or as a pleasant break in any of the hotel’s restaurant areas.

Team building and sporting activities

The Imperial Palce is perfectly placed for escaping into nature to re-vitalise during or after a conference. Just 30 minutes drive away from beautiful ski resorts such as La Clusaz. La Clusaz is a French resort that has kept all of its mountain village charm. Just a short drive from Annecy, it feels like an entirely different world, nestling at an altitude of 1,100m. Depending on the make-up and wishes of your group, we can organise a whole range of activities in and around the Annecy area, such as:

  • ski lessons or guides
  • snow-mobiling
  • cross-country skiing
  • Torch-light descents (ski or toboggan) from Mountain restaurant
  • Sailing
  • Group Olympiade challenges
  • Underground fondue in local caves
The list goes on and on, so we would be very happy to discuss your Annecy conference in more detail with you. Please contact us and allow us to create the perfect event for your group.