«Modern Times», one of Charlie Chaplin’s most renowned movies, is meant to be a satire of assembly-line work as well as an indictment of unemployment caused by the crisis of the 30’s.
Strategically situated at the highway exit of Vevey, the Modern Times Hotel has just opened its doors, a few months prior to Chaplin’s World with which its image and fate are closely intertwined.
The proprietary and developing group of this project is named Arco real Estate Properties S.A.
The “Modern Times Hotel” will be operated by the RIMC Schweiz Hotels & Resorts, founded in 2006 as a branch of RIMC International Hotels Management & Consulting GmbH whose headquarters are located in Hamburg.
The society is currently represented in Switzerland with hotels in Zürich, Horgen, Davos and Vevey.
The general director and partner Theophil Bucher, hospitality specialist, possessing extensive professional experience in the field, is responsible for the expansion of the society within Switzerland.
This 4* hotel comprises 138 rooms of which 10 are junior-suites, as well as a restaurant-grill of 120 seats with a magnificent view of the Mediterranean terrace by our peaceful natural pond, a colourful and attractive lounge-bar, a gourmet local produce boutique, a fitness room as well as 6 light and bright conference rooms situated on the ground floor which can welcome up to 200 people. Easy access by train as well as by car is possible thanks to the proximity of the Chateau-d’Hauteville train station as well as our parking lot, comprised of 80 outdoor slots and 40 indoor slots.
The inspiration behind these new spaces are the character and life’s work of Charlie Chaplin which one can find throughout the hotel in pictures and other decorative elements. Due to its theme and the high quality of its offer, our wish is to attract both business and leisure guests amongst others families of tourists coming from the Anglo-Saxon region as well as Asia or the Middle East.
Directed by Jean Claude Gétaz who previously stood at the head of a number of prestigious establishments in Lausanne, the Modern Times Hotel relies on its proximity to Chaplin’s World by Grévin, the museum dedicated to the famous artist, to attract a broad range of touristic customers, both private and in groups.
The comfortable rooms and conference spaces are a real asset to the business tourism of local companies as well as the tourism of the entire Lake Geneva region.
With the expected opening of a new museum complex by Nestlé, the already nicknamed “The Nest” is a gift from Nestlé to its place of birth; leading us to believe that the “Modern Times” will not need to long for the modern times of tourism.