SOURCE: Fairmont Le Montreux Palace

Fairmont Le Montreux Palace

December 13, 2010 16:05 ET

Fairmont Le Montreux Palace Named Country's Best City Hotel

Switzerland Hotel Recognized for Its Excellent Service, Quality and Style

MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - December 13, 2010) - Bilanz, the leading Swiss business and finance publication released the top hotel rankings worldwide.

The evaluation was based on a Spring 2010 survey with top hoteliers, as well as a "mystery man" visitation that tested all aspects of the hotel, a review of ratings in international industry publications, and in-depth interviews with corporate clients and travel & event managers.

After this extensive review, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace was voted number-one Best City Hotel in Switzerland. Contributing to this distinctive Switzerland hotel's success was its elegant refurbishments, and guest-oriented personnel.

Claus Schweitzer, editor of Bilanz, confirmed that the personnel are ideally suited to the hotel, take the necessary steps to meet guests' needs and work to ensure complete satisfaction.

Michael Smithuis, the hotel's general manager, was delighted to achieve this award again. Fairmont Le Montreux Palace was already voted Best City Hotel in 2007 and 2008, yet was awarded second place in the 2009 hotel rankings.

In addition to the Bilanz award, this Switzerland hotel has garnered international attention from Condé Nast Traveler and World Travel Awards. For information about this Switzerland resort, visit

A leader in the global hospitality industry, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of distinctive hotels, which includes iconic landmarks like Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City, Kenya's Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, and London's The Savoy. Fairmont hotels are one-of-a-kind properties where sophisticated travelers can discover culturally rich experiences that are authentic to the destination. Situated in some of the most exclusive and pristine areas in the world, Fairmont is committed to responsible tourism and is an industry leader in sustainable hotel management with its award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont's portfolio includes 56 world-class hotels, with plans to develop over 30 new properties in the coming years in destinations as diverse as Shanghai, The Philippines and India.

Fairmont is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with 91 hotels worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties. For information or reservations, call 1-800-441-1414 or visit