Montreux, the municipality on the shores of Lake Geneva, in the Swiss canton of Vaud, is known for its music festivals. The song “Smoke on the water“ by Deep Purple describes a happening in Montreux. A recording Studio in Montreux was bought by Queen and a statue of the band leader Freddy Mercury is placed on the main square of the town. Montreux is stretched from the Lake Geneva shoreline up to the mountains. There is a wonderful panoramic view from the mountain terraces across the Lake. Montreux has a really beautiful boardwalks along the Lake, also called the Swiss Riviera. The town is surrounded by a wine producing area. The Raffles Le Montreux Palace is situated near the shores, on the quay of Montreux. The history of the Palace Hotel began in 1906, when the main building, a capital belle époque construction, was opened. A former building of the year 1837 is integrated in the hotel complex.
There are 235 rooms and suites in the 5-Stars-Hotel Fairmont Le Montreux Palace. All of them are decorated in aesthetic colours, such as burgundy, eggshell or royal blue. Most of the rooms are south orientated. The suites and most of the rooms have balconies. They offer a panoramic view via the Lake Geneva to the mountain scenery. The rooms shed a bell époque flair and provide all conveniences of a modern world, such as modem connection, wireless LAN connection, telephone, fax, cable TV and air conditioning. The bathrooms are tiled with marble and are equipped with large bathtubs und separated showers. The Palace Hotel disposes four restaurants and two bars.
The restaurant Jaan was opened in 2002 and is awarded by several gourmet prices. It offers French cuisine, varied with Asian flavours. La Brasserie is a restaurant in belle époque stile on the ground floor. It serves a Parisian cuisine as well as Swiss specialities. The Palmeraie is a breakfast restaurant. If you want to visit a bar, you can choose between a piano bar and a New York bar with a terrace. The relaxing oasis of the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace Hotel is one of the best in Switzerland. It includes an inside and an outside pool, a fitness room of 300 square metres, saunas and steam baths.