The Fairmont Le Montreux Palace on Lake Geneva’s riviera exudes Mediterranean charm, its history is filled with stories from the worlds of literature and music. Vladimir Nabokov, Freddie Mercury, Quincy Jones are but a few figures whose lives and work are inextricably linked with the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace. Various suites of the hotel cherish and tell their stories with great affection.
The history of the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in Montreux is closely linked to the town and its reputation in the world of art, literature, and music. The list of world stars, who stayed, lived, celebrated, made and recorded music, shot movies, or gave spontaneous concerts at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, or who simply enjoyed the atmosphere of this venerable place is long – far too long for this article.
The “Bellevue Suite” and the “Presidential Suite” offer convenience at the highest level, but true music aficionados might opt for the “Freddie Mercury Suite” or the “Quincy Jones Suite“, where he still stays during the Montreux Jazz Festival every year.
“There is no better ambassador for our region than having music legends and talented artists come to stay at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace. We make them feel at home with all the comfort and attention that has made our reputation for over a century.” Michael Smithuis
To Freddy Mercury, Montreux was more than the venue of the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival. The extravagant artist recorded «Jazz», «Hot Space», and «A Kind of Magic» among other albums in Montreux between 1978 and 1985. During these productive days, he lived at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace for weeks and months. And Michael Jackson moved to the Tower Suite of the hotel for two weeks while recording a new song in the Mountain Studios in 1997.
Guests at the Bellevue Suite love the sprawling, light-flooded rooms, the large terraces and balconies with unparalleled views of Lake Geneva and the French Alps. The challenge of the project was to maintain the Belle Epoque heritage and at the same time meet all modern-day requirements of a luxurious hotel suite. The London interior designers of «Aedas Interior London» have succeeded in creating a new sense of living by using premium materials, by focusing on the lighting and the beautiful vistas. Silk curtains, Egyptian cotton bedlinens, precious wooden furniture and warm colours convey utmost quality and a sense of intimacy.
“With the Suite renovation, we aim to bring a feeling for luxury and contemporary décor through our Belle-Epoque heritage, while revealing the essence of Lake Geneva and the soaring Alps in every detail.” Michael Smithuis
The Presidential Suite, too, wows with beautiful Lake Geneva and Alpine vistas. The suite reflects the history and values of the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace elegantly. A reference to the golden days of the Belle Epoque. Offering an overall area of 178m2, the suite includes an extensive living room and two bedrooms with large window fronts overlooking the lake. The generously-sized bathroom is an ode to relaxation and modern convenience. The suite’s kitchen was thoroughly renovated in order to provide guests with the opportunity of maximum privacy.