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The Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Lake Geneva’s Belle-Epoque
Jewel Built in 1906, Undergoing a Multi-million Renovation
(Montreux, Switzerland – March 16, 2009) The legendary Fairmont Le Montreux Palace (www.fairmont.com/montreux), originally built in 1906, is undergoing a multi-million renovation which will be completed in April 2009 by noted interior designer Fiona Thompson, who recently renovated the Trianon Palace Versailles, a Waldorf-Astoria Collection Hotel.
Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, which overlooks the French Alps and is located on the shores of Lake Geneva, will introduce a contemporary new redesign of its guest rooms, Brasserie and public spaces, including the addition of the Freddie Mercury Suite, celebrating the legendary singer-songwriter who was a Montreux resident and frequent guest of the hotel. The 235-room luxury resort offers 190 elegantly-appointed and luxuriously furnished rooms and 45 suites and junior suites, 12 conference and meeting rooms, and the 21,000 square foot Willow Stream Spa in addition to the resort’s renovated Brasserie, a new lobby lounge and bar, and the famous Harry’s New York bar.
Elegant and timeless, the guest rooms at Fairmont Le Montreux Palace contrast traditional and contemporary new design elements with breathtaking views of Lake Geneva. Color palettes are light and airy set against a series of colorful photographic prints throughout the rooms, representing the reflective qualities of water. All guest rooms include top-of-the line in-room technology including wireless internet, LCD Flat screen TVs.
Montreux has long been popular with musicians and writers including
Freddie Mercury, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Lord Byron, Leo Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky,
and more recently Vladimir Nabokov, who spent the last two decades of his
life at Le Montreux Palace Hotel following the publication of his novel
Lolita. Montreux is also the home of the annual Montreux Jazz Festival
and the famed Mountain Studios, which was in operation until 2002, where
Led Zeppelin recorded “Bonzo’s Montreux”, inspired by its namesake city.
Additionally, the band Deep Purple based its famous song "Smoke on the
Water" around the Montreux Casino fire of 1971, when a Frank Zappa fan
set the renowned casino on fire with a flare gun.
Fairmont Le Montreux Palace
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