The city is renowned for its political stability, economic momentum, multiculturalism, reliability, efficiency and hospitality. Prestigious British magazine Monocle voted Lausanne ‘best small city in the world’ in its ranking of cities with less than 200,000 inhabitants. It was also named ‘best emerging destination 2020’ according to American travel site Travel Lemming.
Lausanne joined the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS Index), a collaborative business initiative which aims to develop and promote sustainable development strategies for business destinations and the global events industry.
Lausanne is home to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), multinational corporations and over 50 international associations.
The Lake Geneva area is synonymous with scientific and entrepreneurial action in the healthcare industry, and is home to nearly 1,000 businesses, start-ups, and research and educational facilities which are influential to the pharma, biotech and medtech sectors.
Over 200 schools and universities, some of which are highly acclaimed (including EPFL, UNIL, IMD and EHL), pooling diverse skill sets (mainly life sciences, micro- and nanotechnologies, IT and technologies related to communication, energy, the environment and food).
Lausanne is located near famed natural landscapes and traditional mountain areas offering a variety of attractions to visit, including watches, chocolate, cheese, wine and more.
Lausanne’s town centre dates back to the Middle Ages. The area is brimming with one-of-a-kind cultural sites and is surrounded by nature, boasting panoramic views of Lake Geneva and the Alps.
Lausanne’s excellent infrastructure enables you to hop quickly from place to place, making it easy to get around the city, the country and all over Europe. Guests staying at hotels receive free public transportation throughout the city.
Lausanne has become a business destination thanks to its quality infrastructures. Compact and international, the city welcomes every year of major events.
VAT at only 7.7%. Hotel nights, including breakfast, benefit from a special VAT rate of 3.7%. In most establishments, breakfast, WiFi and access to any wellness areas are included in the price.