Welcome to the Impérial Palace in Annecy, dream destination between lake and mountains, for your event in the heart of the French Alps
The hotel Impérial Palace **** - Groupe PVG is located in a superb wooded park on the shore of lake Annecy with a breathtaking view over the lake.
With an easy access from Geneva airport (30min), from Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport (1h15), or from Annecy train station (10mn drive and 3h45 from Paris with direct train), you will spend an exceptional time with us , thanks to our spacious and newly renovated 90 bedrooms and 14 suites offering air conditioning, minibar, safe, free Wi-Fi and view over the lake and mountains.
The Hip Bar and its jazzy lounge atmosphere, together with 3 restaurants (Le Riva, La Brasserie and the gourmet restaurant La Voile) will fulfil all your culinary desires!
The hotel provides a private car park and free public parking places around, valet parking, a concierge service and luggage room. Since March 2016, the Cristal Spa welcomes you every day with its wellness pool, sauna, steam room and experience shower. It has also 6 treatment rooms including 2 double ones. The Spa collaborates with Carita and Cinq Mondes brands. There is a fitness room with the latest Technogym equipment.
Our Congress Centre has 21 modular conference & banqueting rooms, with air conditioning and natural daylight, from 17 to 562 square meters and which can accommodate up to 600 people (theatre style). Our biggest conference room, the Salle de l’ Europe has its own stage, a lift platform, central control room and 2 translation booths. Our newly renovated "Tente Impériale", with its terrace overlooking the lake, will be an ideal place whatever the season, for your meetings, cocktail and dinner parties. Our dedicated team will provide you with tailor-made offers to meet your expectations and will accompany you throughout your event.
Our establishment also proposes festivals, theme parties, entertainment, team building and incentive activities to meet all you requests.
For the past 30 years, the Impérial Palace has organized professional events for companies and associations, from executive committees to congresses, as well as seminars, meetings, incentives, products launches, cocktail receptions and private events…Every year, the hotel welcomes the International Animation Film Market and every second year, the Annecy Live Surgery Congress trusts the team of the Impérial Palace.
Impérial Palace also houses a casino, with a total of 162 slot machines, 7 gaming tables for blackjack English roulette and Punto Banco... and all this enhanced by an open air terrace with slot machines too. This gambling Mecca also offers a bar as well as a restaurant, Le Riva, where you will enjoy modern cuisine with Italian influences.
Makeover of our largest “Suite Impériale”: located on the top floor of the hotel, with 162 square meters on 2 floors with 2 terraces and a 360° view over the lake and the town of Annecy. This suite proposes on the first floor a large living room, a bedroom of 20 sqm with en-suite bathroom and dressing. On the second floor, is a small salon with a fully equipped dining area, a master bedroom of 40 sqm with its private terrace, dressing and en-suite bathroom with hamman. This suite can accommodate up to 4 people. Our Congress Center has been renovated with: new wall lining in meeting & banqueting rooms, change of lighting and curtains, additional interactive screens with digital signage, new atmosphere colours with shades of brown and blue and light woodworks. This will provide our Business Event Organizers a softer and warmer environment! Amongst 21 meeting rooms, the salon ”Prestige” is now presented with elegant furniture and high-tech equipment fully connected thanks to automation system.
A dream destination:
Annecy is ideally located in the heart of the French Alps, 30mn away from Geneva airport, 1h15 from Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport and 3h45 from Paris by direct high-speed train. On the shore on the purest lake in Europe, Annecy offers beautiful surroundings. It has been nicknamed the “little Venice of the Alps” thanks to its lake with blue-green waters and channels across the old town. With a worldwide reputation, quality of life and surrounding mountains, Annecy has managed to keep its charm and authenticity, perfect for « business tourism » all-year-around. Annecy benefits from an international glow and asserts itself as a perfect destination to organize private or public events (seminars, congresses, conventions, galas…)
A few data that speak for themselves :
With 30 000 congress participants and nearly 500 000 room nights every year, Annecy is one of the business tourism capitals. It is also the world capital for the Animation Film Festival (with 115 000 visitors), the home place for the biennial Live Surgery congress, headquarter for the International Cleantech Week (green technologies) since 2017 and the choice for APM and its 5 000 directors for its 22nd convention in September 2019
A lot of things to do for all amateurs alike:
On the lake, activities such as sailing, wakeboarding, paddling, water-skiing, boat trips… could be a nice break between 2 business sessions. You could also discover the joys of the mountains: via ferrata, canyoning, mountain biking, hiking and skiing on the slopes of the local ski resorts (30min from Annecy) On a cultural side, the old town with its pedestrian streets, as well as the old prisons and the castle will enchant all visitors. Each year, at the end of March, it is the time of the Venetian Carnival, with hundreds of masks wandering around the streets of the old town during a whole week end; In June, Annecy becomes the world capital for the Animation Film Festival; In August, it is the Annecy Lake Festival which “lights up” the bay with giant fireworks. The gastronomy offers local traditions such as “fondue”, “tartiflette”, “raclette”, “diots” & “pormoniers”…. The local cuisine mingles with fine gourmet cuisine honoured by 4 Michelin-starred Chefs in Annecy, among them Laurent Petit, 3 Michelin stars in its restaurant “Le Clos des Sens”. Cheeses are the most famous local products, with Reblochon and Tome des Bauges. The lake offers fine fishes such as “féra” and char and for the gourmet ones, the chocolate with the well-known « Roseau du lac » (lake reed) filled with mountain liqueur!
- The old town of Annecy, also called "the little Venice of the Alps"
- The lake of Annecy, the purest lake in Europe
CONGRESS CENTRE-MEETING ROOMS
|NUMBER OF ROOMS||104|
|CAPACITY RECOMMENDED||up to 175 pers|
|CAPACITY OF LARGEST MEETING ROOM||600|
|CAPACITY FOR DINNER||600(470 possible in one room)|
The Congress Center is directly connected to the hotel IMPERIAL PALACE.
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+33 (0)6 51 18 37 68
Annecy train station approx. 1,5 km / 10 min
Geneva International Airport - approx. 40 km / 30 min
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport - approx. 120 km / 1h15 min