Standing in prime position on the ‘Swiss Riviera,’ nestled between Lake Geneva and the Alps, is the stunning Fairmont Le Montreux Palace hotel. Having enchanted visitors for over a century with its Belle Époque architecture and magical views, it is renowned as the Pearl of the Swiss Riviera.
Situated in the centre of Montreux, a place renowned for its yacht regattas and vineyards, its location is exceptional. In the summer it is famous for the Montreux Jazz festival – the second largest Jazz festival in the world – and come winter you can experience its acclaimed Christmas market, making it a destination to visit all year round.
The largest hotel on the Swiss Riviera, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace mixes both tradition and elegance with comfort and technology. Its 236 rooms and suites are designed in classic European style with a contemporary touch – featuring luxurious furnishings and sumptuous bedding. The bathrooms are also a sight in themselves; grand in style with private Jacuzzis, as well as beautiful views of the lake from your private balcony.
Residing over the Avenue Claude Nobs and the lakeside promenade, with breath-taking views of the azure waters of Lake Geneva and the crisp peaks of the Alps, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace radiates an undeniably chic charm.
A spot for the elite since 1906, it has been enticing celebrities from all over the world. From royalty to writers and artists – including Freddie Mercury, Prince, Michael Jackson (who even moved into the hotel for two weeks!) – this hotel has seen it all! With such strong musical roots, the bedrooms showcase this history, with music lovers pining after the “Freddie Mercury Suite” or the “Quincy Jones Suite” – where he stayed many times during the Montreux Jazz Festival.
For the gourmet lovers this hotel is also your destination. From the Montreux Jazz café with its generous cuisine combined with a selection of the region’s best wines and irresistibly named aperitifs. To the Lounge Bar, where the atmosphere lends itself to an early morning coffee, a light lunch, a glass of champagne or even a late evening snack.
Guests can also relax and unwind in the hotel’s Willow Stream Spa. With its indoor swimming pool, heated outdoor pool and 10 treatment rooms, it’s a haven of peace and truly reflects the tranquillity and purity of the Swiss Alps.
If you’re looking to take the magic further than its idyllic location, then this is also the destination for you, as the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace also happens to be positioned as one of the top venues for extraordinary events! From elegant and modern meeting spaces to prestigious ballrooms dating back to 1906 and hosting up 1200 guests, this is the place to party.
Fairmont Le Montreux Palace offers impressive views of the natural splendour of the surrounding Swiss Alps alongside the cosmopolitan charms of all that Montreux has to offer. This luxury hotel is without a doubt a true historical and cultural place to spoil yourself in.
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