Montreux Jazz Festival near the hotel

Looking back: the story of the Montreux Jazz Festival

The legendary festival was founded in 1967 by cultural manager Claude Nobs and has attracted countless superstars and music fans to the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva ever since.

Over the years, the festival has become one of the largest and most famous music events in the world and now welcomes more than 200,000 visitors each time.

The Montreux Jazz Festival's reputation is unrivalled – after all, true greats such as B. B. King, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Prince and Ella Fitzgerald have performed their music on the stages by the lake.

Perfect sound meets stunning scenery

The Montreux Jazz Festival does not only excel with its impressive music programme: visitors and musicians alike enjoy its incomparable setting between the Alps and the lake, which is guaranteed to leave them wanting more. The opportunities for things to do around Lake Geneva are practically unlimited, which is why some stars decide to extend their stay in Montreux and explore the surrounding area. Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the rock band Queen who died in 1991, even chose Montreux as his adopted home and produced his final album there. The town erected a three-metre-high Freddie Mercury statue in the market square in memory of the musician.

Your accommodation in Montreux

Take advantage of home comforts during the Jazz Festival in Montreux too: our hotel is situated in the municipality of Jongny, very close to the festival site and the beautiful Montreux Riviera. Thanks to our central yet quiet location, you can relax and unwind with us and be pampered by our friendly hotel staff.