Lac Léman Luxury Hotels
Lausanne-Ouchy, Montreux, Vevey
ABOVE: Lawn chairs at the Raffles Le Montreux
(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
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.
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
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