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Lac Léman Luxury Hotels

Lausanne-Ouchy, Montreux, Vevey


ABOVE: Lawn chairs at the Raffles Le Montreux Palace.

Lac Léman (as Lake Geneva is known outside Genève) has been a playground for the idle rich since the early 19th Century. In more recent decades, the working wealthy have joined the deposed kings, aging movie stars, and tax refugees who have long enjoyed the region's almost Mediterranean climate.

Three resorts--Lausanne, Montreux, and Vevey--represent the jewels in the necklace of Lac Léman's shoreline. And in each resort, you'll find one luxury hotel that--more than any other--honors the Swiss Grand Hotel tradition.

In the following pages, we describe and show pictures of three historic hotels: the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Fairmont's Le Montreux Palace in Montreux, and Hôtel des Trois Couronnes in Vevey. Each hotel is distinctive, yet all three have several things in common: Lakefront settings, luxurious rooms and suites, fine restaurants, well-equipped spas, and service that's attentive without being stuffy or pretentious. You won't go wrong staying at any of them, and you can easily visit sights throughout the Lausanne-Montreux-Vevey region from all three.

For more information on the hotels, click the links below. To learn more about Lac Léman and its many attractions, visit the regional tourist office's Web site at

photo Beau-Rivage Palace

Lausanne, Switzerland

photo Le Montreux Palace

Montreux, Switzerland

photo Hôtel des Trois Couronnes

Vevey, Switzerland

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