The Montreux School of Business, a non-denominational private university founded in 2011 by a group of private investors, is located in the French-speaking resort town of Montreux-Territet on the Swiss Riviera. The state-of-the-art facilities of MSB are housed in a beautiful Belle Époque building that first opened its doors as a sumptuous hotel in 1904. It is at this hotel, nestled on the shores of Lac Léman, at the foot of the Swiss Alps, that the Empress of Austria, Elizabeth of Wittelsbach (better known as “Princess Sissy”), often stayed whenever she came to Montreux.
Over the centuries, Montreux, with its micro-climate, majestic snow-capped mountains, terraced vineyards, palm trees, and water sports has attracted many writers and celebritiessuch as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Ernest Hemingway, Charlie Chaplin, and Freddie Mercury.
Today, tourists still flock to Montreux every year to attend the International Jazz Festival in July or to visit the Château de Chillon, where Lord Byron carved his name on a pillar of the dungeon where the hero of his poem, "The Prisoner of Chillon", was imprisoned. Montreux is also renowned for its fine restaurants, trendy boutiques, lively Christmas Market, and excellent hotel schools.