Tralala Hotel: Swiss musical hot spot• 26 Oct, 2011 • Catégorie: Getaway, Historical, One hotel a day, Romantic, Switzerland, Top stories, Western Europe •
Would you feel like spending a night with David Bowie or sharing Aretha Franklin’s dreams? Come to enjoy the music of the greatest musicians of the Swiss land. Note that Montreux is an old city where the musical spirit of the greatest artists echoes. Many of them lived in the « Swiss Riviera’s pearl », such as Freddy Mercury or Piotr-Ilyich Tchaikovski. This is why, the Tralala Hotel feels the rhythm of this musical city which welcomes each year big musical events such as the Montreux Jazz Festival, the September Musical and the Love-Boats.
Born around 400 years ago, the hotel originally was a manor house and then became a hostel during the Belle Époque era. Entirely renovated in 2008 by the “Noir Architectes” workshop from Lausanne, the Tralala combines a historic past with a musical atmosphere, by being in line with modern and contemporary styles. You may enjoy the lounge where you can listen anything you want comfortably installed in iBalls, these round armchairs imagined by designer Eero Aarnio, under the musical dome. Or simply enjoy the official pictures of the Montreux Jazz Festival displayed everywhere in the hotel. In any case, music is indeed ubiquitous from the reception to the rooms.
All uniques, the 35 rooms including 3 suites are dedicated to one artist. Ask the Miles Davis room, Igor Stravinsky, Santana, Alicia Keys or even Phil Collins. Tones are delicately chosen and emphasize the contemporary furniture coming from France or Italy. The white floors and the black carpet refine the place whereas the red curtains remind of the show business. All this interior design clearly sets off the giant portrait of the artist. When some rooms offer a view on the lake, the château de Chillon or the old town, others have a private terrace. Two of the suites have the same volumes and same architecture of the “combles” (French for “under the roof”) with dark beams on white walls. The third one has nothing to be jealous about since it possesses its private terrace on the roof of the hotel.
The little extra: Every first Thursday of each month, various events like afterworks with live music and trendy DJ’s are held. The Lounge & Wine Bar suggests Swiss “grands crus” with exclusive grape varieties. Special mention to wines coming from the counties of Vaud and Valais.
Rates: The “S” room from €90, the « L » room from €106, and the « XL » Suite from €147 (breakfast included).
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