HOTEL

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A PLACE, A HISTORY

The modest Hotel du Midi, whose name held the promise of sunshine, was erected in 1869 in Glion, on the heights of Montreux. Bought a few years later by Madeleine Müller, the daughter of the Langenthal porcelain manufacturer, the hotel was enlarged, embellished and rechristened “Victoria”. Throughout its history, it would have five proprietors and be transformed many times. It would live through two wars, experience periods of marked recession and hover on the verge of bankruptcy. Each of these stories today forms a stratum, be it visible or not, which marks the character and contributes to the charm of the “Victoria”. Glion became a tourist resort after the poet Lord Byron had stayed there and sensed the atmosphere that Jean-Jacques Rousseau had described half a century earlier in his “New Eloïse”. Taking advantage of the flood of tourists attracted by the region, the Victoria knew how to make itself seductive. It added magnificent lounges and a veranda quickly renowned beyond the Channel. Decorated over the years with Art Nouveau and Vienna “Sezession” ornaments, the Victoria was to find its Pygmalion in the person of Toni Mittermair, who, through the acquisition of over 500 objects and collector’s items, created the unique atmosphere of a hotel bearing witness to the Belle Epoque art of living.

30 YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE LAVISHED ON A HOTEL

Proprietor of the Victoria, Toni Mittermair was very instrumental in the salvation of the establishment. Dedicated body and soul, working tirelessly, he ensured the continuation of a dream and the transmission of a history. Today, assisted by his wife Barbara, this passionate man devotes himself to the management, decoration and improvement of the hotel with which he fell in love some 30 years ago. The attention which, together, they attach to details, their desire to satisfy each guest, their personality and their human warmth also contribute to the pleasure afforded by a stay in this extraordinary place.

INSPIRATION

QUALITY OF WELCOME AND AUTHENTICITY

The Hotel Victoria is a fine residence endowed with the comfort of a “Relais & Châteaux”; it has an incomparable natural charm. Well inspired, the proprietors have managed to retain the intimate and welcoming atmosphere of a family hotel in the Victoria. It is perhaps this tradition of hospitality that marks the secret of this magical place, which radiates calm and authenticity.