Rock. Paper. Perfect Summer.

With the sparkling Lake Maggiore at your feet and the beautiful Ticino mountains at eye level, the fishing village of Ascona offers its visitors a breathtaking backdrop.

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    Corry Cook
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    W Scottsdale

Perched on the shores of Lake Maggiore in Ascona, Switzerland, Hotel Eden Roc has transformed its three beautiful Grand Suites just in time for summer. The brand-new rooms feature modern designs, light colors, and new contemporary furniture, all done by Ticino-based designer Carlo Rampazzi. Each suite is complete with two bedrooms, large bathrooms, and a living area with picture windows flooding the rooms with light. Additionally, all boast sun terraces offering unobstructed views of the lake, allowing guests to enjoy the area’s beauty without leaving the comfort of their room.

Lively and stylish, the new Garden of Eden restaurant offers everything from a summery lunch on the terrace to a dip in the pool and a sunset cocktail under the palm trees. The shimmering water of Lake Maggiore promises countless water sports and a delightful array of summer activities full of joie de vivre.

The 95-key Eden Roc is located directly on the shore of Lake Maggiore, within walking distance of Ascona’s piazza. But if you never end up leaving, we wouldn’t blame you; the property boasts a private bathing beach, a panoramic landing stage, and extensive gardens with numerous sun loungers. What’s more, since April 2010, the five-star establishment offers a 2,000-square-meter wellness area, the Eden Roc Spa, with extensive water amenities and large sauna area, plus seven individually appointed treatment rooms.

With a strong focus on flowers and nature, the property draws on the surrounding beauty of the mountains and Lake Maggiore to create a garden oasis throughout the hotel, displaying unique floral creations and thousands of blooms artistically arranged by Marianna Di Giorgio’s team of florist virtuosos.

The Garden of Eden, indeed.

For more information on the Hotel Eden Roc and their new Grand Suites, visit

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