The picturesque lakeside town of Montreux is known for its annual jazz festival, its seasonal winter market and, last but not least, as the location of the famously luxurious Fairmont Le Montreux Palace hotel.
Built in 1906, the writer Vladimir Nabokov liked it so much he lived here for 16 years and it's easy to see why. The magnificent belle époque building is positioned on the shores of Lake Geneva and is just an hour’s direct train journey from Geneva International Airport. All 236 of the hotel’s rooms are immaculately furnished and fitted with amenities of the highest standard.
Fairmont Le Montreux Palace’s excellent restaurants and bars are a definite highlight and include MP’s Bar & Grill, a relaxed dining space that focuses on superior meat and seafood, with a great bar to boot. Music lovers will appreciate the hotel’s Montreux Jazz Café, which is a tribute to the famous local jazz festival and is decorated with memorabilia of the festival’s founder, Claude Nobs. Guests looking for a lively evening should head to the cosy confines of Funky Claude’s Bar, renowned for its invigorating cocktails and upbeat atmosphere.
Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, 2 avenue Claude Nobs, 1820 Montreux, +41 (0)21 962 1212