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Le Montreux Palace in Switzerland, Managed
by Raffles International, Now Known as
Raffles Le Montreux Palace

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SINGAPORE, 4 May 2004 – From today, Le Montreux Palace in Switzerland will be known as Raffles Le Montreux Palace. It combines the legendary Raffles name with the illustrious reputation of Le Montreux Palace as a world’s best place to stay and one of the top great hotels in Europe. This will position the hotel well to tap into and benefit from cross-selling initiatives with its sister hotels and other marketing programmes of Raffles International worldwide.

The 98-year-old hotel, with its rich heritage, now shares the same Raffles brand as the collection of award-winning Raffles hotels and resorts located across the globe. They include Raffles Hotel, Singapore; Raffles Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Hamburg, Germany; Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, Siem Reap and Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, USA. 

Raffles International has been managing Le Montreux Palace since 2001. 
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Raffles Le Montreux Palace
Grand Rue 100, CH-1820 
Montreux - Switzerland
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Ms Jennie Chua, Chairman and CEO, Raffles International said, “Over the past three years, Raffles International has earned the respect and acceptance of the stakeholders at Le Montreux Palace, including guests and the community we operate in. It is now timely to combine the two legendary names, and by so doing, blend the attributes of timeless elegance, classic style, fine tradition and service excellence shared by Raffles and Le Montreux Palace.” 

Raffles Le Montreux Palace is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, overlooking the lake and the Alps. The luxury hotel is a jewel of the Belle Epoque architecture and the pearl of the Swiss Riviera. Built in 1906, the hotel offers a traditional and elegant atmosphere, and a personalised and attentive service in true Swiss style. Its 235 rooms and suites are luxuriously furnished offering both comfort and latest technology. 

Raffles Le Montreux Palace was recently named one of the top three resort hotels in Europe at the prestigious Gala SPA Award 2004. The Gala SPA Award is an annual award presented by GALA, Germany’s premium lifestyle magazine to the very best in the wellness and spa industry. The award was presented to Raffles Le Montreux Palace just within 17 months of the opening of Amrita Wellness Centre. The centre is an exclusive luxury wellness concept which focuses on providing a haven of relaxation and nurturing to members and guests, while providing complete care of the skin, body and soul. 

Raffles Holdings Limited is a hospitality company listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. It is headquartered in Singapore and has an approximate 12,000-room portfolio comprising hotels and resorts in 31 destinations across Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. 

Raffles International Limited is the hotel management arm of Raffles Holdings Limited. Formed in 1989, Raffles International Limited is a name well respected in the industry for its standards of quality, award-winning concepts and innovative approach towards hotel management. Raffles International markets its hotels and resorts under two brands -- Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts. 

Raffles Hotels & Resorts (www.raffles.com) is a collection of 12 luxury hotels located in major cities around the globe and distinguishes itself by the highest standards of products and services. Each hotel is a landmark in its respective city and most are positioned at the top of their local markets. The collection of award-winning hotels includes Raffles Hotel and Raffles The Plaza in Singapore, Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills in the US, Raffles Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Hamburg, Germany and Raffles Le Montreux Palace, Montreux, Switzerland. 


 
Contact:
Judith Tan
Director 
Media Relations & Communications
Raffles International Ltd
Tel: (65) 6430-1366
Email: judith.tan@raffles.com
www.raffles.com
Also See: Raffles International Hotels Appoints Francois Cnockaert and Blaise Montandon to General Manager Posts / Aug 2003
The Standard Check-in by 3:00 pm and Check-out the Following Day at 12 noon No Longer Applies at Raffles Hotels; Flexible 24 hour Check-in/Check-out Initiated / January 2004


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