Suspended between heaven and earth, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace is a luxury hotel in the shadow of splendour, between snow-topped mountains and sparkling waters offering breathtaking views.
Having stayed in so many hotels around the world, I thought nothing could impress me anymore. Well … I was wrong. Staying at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, I could not stop admiring the magical views of Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps.
Fairmont Le Montreux Palace resort hotel is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, overlooking the Swiss Alps. Built in 1906, this jewel of Belle Époque architecture offers a traditional and elegant atmosphere. The hotel has played host to generations of travellers. In addition to being one of the most prestigious hotels in Switzerland, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace is one of the largest hotels in the Swiss Riviera region, boasting 236 guestrooms and suites that are luxuriously furnished, designed with five-star standards and amenities and equipped with the latest technology.
Upon entering my room, I was immediately smitten by the panoramic view. Like most guestrooms and suites in the hotel, mine overlooked the lake and offered a fabulous panorama of the vigour and freshness of nature, all drenched in light. My room had a veranda, which is the perfect spot to take advantage of the first rays of sunlight or warm summer nights. I was there in the spring, and snow still covered much of the Alps. It was perhaps the most beautiful view I have ever seen. This truly is a place where you simply will not draw the curtains. You want to drink in the views from the moment you open your eyes in the morning to when you drift off to sleep at night.
Fairmont Le Montreux Palace holds many treasures of the Belle Époque in all its splendour – woodcarvings, a majestic staircase and crystal chandeliers. In the newly refurbished rooms, classic architectural details have been restored, while an emphasis has been placed on the space and light afforded by uninterrupted views of Lake Geneva. The hotel now boasts two refined environments, classic and contemporary, both offering high technology and absolute comfort.
Staying at Fairmont Le Montreux Palace is all about pampering yourself, and a visit to the Willow Stream Spa is a must. Willow Stream Spa is a quiet sanctuary that brings to life the unique healing powers of the alpine air and waters. Drawing energy from the mountains, the experienced staff members offer an indulgent experience that will help balance the rhythms of your body and reawaken your senses. Being an avid spa-goer, I wouldn’t miss the chance to pamper myself. The spa offers authentic experiences inspired by local traditions, plants and herbs, as well as an expert, attentive spa staff and Willow Stream signature treatments. Before the treatment step into the Jacuzzi, hammam and sauna to soothe tense muscles, preparing your body for the treatment to come.
From the spectacular charm of the lobby, to the breathtaking views, to the personalised and attentive service, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace is an unrivalled presence offering authentic Swiss style and grace.
Text by Melani Semuel | Photos courtesy of Fairmont Le Montreux Palace
Fairmont Le Montreux Palace
Grand Rue 100
Phone. +41 21 962 1212