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IndustryThe Freddie Mercury private hotel is ready to ROCK YOU… to sleep

The five-storey The Freddie Mercury building, features 89 bedrooms, a 120-seater restaurant, four public spaces and seven training rooms. Helmed by architect Fabien Steiner, The Freddie Mercury is positioned as a 4-star private hotel offering a modern, and youthful vibe, with a touch of ‘Rock ‘n Roll’. The hotel blends vibrant colours with contemporary interiors and sleek furnishings put together by Swiss Education Group’s CEO, Florent Rondez and furniture manufacturer Nogueira sàrl.

Swiss Education Group opens private hotel and training centre in Montreux

From L to R: Jean Marc Demiere, President Federation Vaudoise des Entrepreneurs / Laurent Wehrli, Syndic Montreux / Jim Beach, Queen Manager and Mercury Pheonix Trust trustee / Christoph Sturni, Directeur Montreux Vevey Tourisme / Florent Rondez, Chief Executive Officer Swiss Education Group

There is a special history between the city of Montreux and Queen and I am extremely proud that we are able to commemorate Freddie Mercury’s life and his influence in this region with the opening of this hotel, named after him. This also further cements our long-standing relationship with the Mercury Phoenix Trust, who has been our official charity partner since 2013.
Florent Rondez, CEO of Swiss Education Group

The training rooms are named after different cities that hold significance to Freddie Mercury. All five floors of the hotel also have a colour theme corresponding to something he treasured. The colour red runs across the fifth floor, representing his love for Japan after visiting the country during a tour in 1975. To reflect his fondness for cats, the third floor has a feline theme and one of the conference rooms in the hotel is named Delilah; after the name of one of his cats to whom he wrote a song about.

the Freddie Mercury private hotel in Montreux


The Freddie Mercury features a collection of 120 pictures from Freddie Mercury’s private album, specially curated by Queen Band Manager, Jim Beach who serves as a consultant on the project. Four portrait paintings of Freddie Mercury are also on display, two of which are by local artist Sébastien Pridmore. The two other paintings are by French artist Franck Bouroullec and Christian Perette, former Executive Director of Nestlé Pro Gastronomia.

Opening of the Freddie Mercury at the Montreux Train Station

We are delighted to continue the partnership between Swiss Education Group and the Mercury Phoenix Trust – fighting Aids worldwide. Swiss Education Group and Florent’s commitment to helping the Trust has enabled us to expand our work fighting this terrible disease around the world.
Queen Manager and MPT Trustee Jim Beach.

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