Four Star Hotel «Modern Times», Vevey-Montreux VD

Embedded with great care in its surroundings

The name of the hotel is a reference to Chaplin who lived in the neighbouring town of Corseaux. The hotel is linked to the Chaplin museum.

Studies analysed the topography, ecology and noise emissions to ensure that the hotel blends perfectly with its surroundings. The totality fits in with a natural and architectural self-confidence. The z-shaped outline gives the building its special dynamic. The structure of the façades is linear and gives the building a contemporary feel while making a playful impression. This is due to the arrangement of the windows which creates an attractive interplay between the tinted glass panes.

The hotel consists of three floors with 138 rooms. The restaurant and conference rooms are on the publicly accessible ground floor.


Contact person Robin Kirschke
Client Arco Real Estate Development SA
Architect Itten+Brechbühl AG
Planning 2007-2013
Start of construction 2013
Start of operations 2016
Floor space 6800 m2
Construction volume 18 457 m3
Rooms 138
Photos Franziska Werren, Lausanne VD; Elisabeth Fransdonk, Servion VD; Fernando Guerra, Lisbon PRT