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Villars Palace

OPENING IN JUNE 2022

A place that brings people together through culture, sustainability & learning.

 

Who we are.

THE NEW ERA OF HOSPITALITY.

After two years of intense renovations, the Villars Palace is about to reopen its doors as part of the Villars Alpine Resort!

"We wanted to build a place of experimentation, nothing like a traditional hotel but rather a hybrid platform that would combine hospitality, learning, and sustainability."

Apart from creating a unique destination, both owners have at heart to become the pioneers in terms of energy transition and sustainability within the hotel industry and beyond.

 
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Our Story.

"When we first stepped in the Villars Palace property, we immediately agreed that we would not create a typical hotel. Neither of us are hoteliers, we are entrepreneurs ready to break codes and create the hotel of the future."

Jérôme de Meyer & Marco Dunand,
Co-owners & founders, 
Villars Mountain Resort

 

Experience Life at the Palace!

TRAVEL WITHIN "THE SWISS ALPINE OCEAN LINER".

The Villars Palace is an incredible place, where time is suspended. It is a place where imagination is stimulated, where generations get together, where ideas are shared and incredible memories are created!

Villars Palace Room

All rooms were carefully redesigned keeping in mind the rich history of the Villars Palace.

Experience a peaceful night of sleep in the heart of the Swiss Alps!

Sleep

COZY & PEACEFUL

 

A rich history.

DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF THE LEGENDARY VILLARS PALACE!

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1864

Construction of Chalet Genillard by Auguste Petter-Genillard.

1865 - 1st exploitation with tourists. 

1870

Construction of the Bellevue (actual Villars Mountain Lodge) by François Genillard.

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Vilalrs Palace

1895

Expansion with the construction of the Theatre, Salon & Bakery.

1912

Start of the construction of the Palace that will be inaugurated in 1913 as the 5th largest hotel in the region.

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Villars Palace

1968

Acquisition of the Villars-Palace property by Club Med. They will operate the Palace in club private mode for its guests and the Bellevue for its Staff for 50 years.

2018

Departure of the Clubmed and sublease of the Villars Palace to B&Pleasure.

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Villars Palace

2019

Acquisition of the Villars-Palace property by Jérôme de Meyer and Marco Dunand. Renovation of the exterior facades and roof starts. The Bellevue hotel is converted into a Lodge with 142 beds and is inaugurated as the Villars Lodge in December. 

2021

Aquisition of the Eurotel Victoria Villars & creation of the Villars Mountain Resort Group. Renovations of the Eurotel start.

June - Launch of the Admissions for the Villars Palace Academy.

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Villars Palace

2021

December - Reopening of the Victoria as part of the Villars Alpine Resort Group after one year of intense renovations. 

2022

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August - Reopening of the Villars Palace as part of the Villars Alpine Resort Group after two years of intense renovations.

 
 

Meet the Villars Palace Team.

Villars Palace General Managers

Jean-Marc & Charlotte Boutilly

General Managers

Villars Palace Director of Finance

Arnaud Widmer

Director of Finance

Villars Palace Director of Sales & Marketing

Asseghid Dinberu

Director of Sales & Marketing

Mirto.jfif

Mirto Marchesi

Executive Chef

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