Glion became a tourist resort after the poet Lord Byron had stayed here 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. 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.
46°25′54″N 6°55′35″E Hotel Victoria, Glion, Lake Geneva, Switzerland.
Placed: August 2011
Price: € 15000 contact