Luxury Hotels: In April, Switzerland's legendary Fairmont Le Montreux Palace will unveil a major multimillion-dollar renovation by noted interior designer Fiona Thompson complete with a new luxury suite named after Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. The hotel, which overlooks the French Alps on the shores of Lake Geneva and was built in 1906, will introduce a contemporary new redesign of its guest rooms, Brasserie and public spaces. The Freddie Mercury Suite is dedicated to the flamboyant musician who was a Montreux resident and frequent guest of the hotel.
The 235-room luxury resort offers 190 elegantly-appointed and luxuriously furnished rooms and 45 suites and junior suites, 12 conference and meeting rooms, and the 21,000 square foot Willow Stream Spa in addition to the resorts renovated Brasserie, a new lobby lounge and bar, and the famous Harry's New York bar. Elegant and timeless, the hotels guest rooms contrast traditional and contemporary new design elements with breathtaking views of Lake Geneva. Color palettes are light and airy set against a series of colorful photographic prints throughout the rooms, representing the reflective qualities of water. All guest rooms include top-of-the line in-room technology including wireless internet, LCD Flat screen TVs.