The HOTEL MON REPOS and its «History»
The Hotel Mon Repos represents a family heritage directed by different generations…
A very brave and enterprising man is at the beginning of this history – Mr Charles SORGIUS – together with his wife Mrs Lina RIESEN bought the Hotel in 1928.
The start was difficult. At that time, the precarious means of transport did not help the Hotel Mon Repos. The train station far from the hotel was once the business centre. Since 1920, The International Labour Office settled there. The clients started to be rare. With determination, our great-grandfather decided to go and find himself the fututre clients at the Geneva train station, using a sign proposing the rent of «all confort» rooms !
When the second world war started in 1939, the economy was slower and only few soldiers were sleeping at the hotel. The solution to keep the hotel economy work was to manage all the tasks himself, together with his wife, always reliable.
Life came back to normal. The United Nations became bigger and different International Organisations settled in the area.
With passion and perseverance, our great grand-father fixed the situation and bought the buildings 133 and 127 next to the hotel, in order to improve the profits and the residence.
The passion for the swiss Hotel management was transmitted to the following generations: The married couple Max and Lydia Keller-Sorgius / The married couple Eric and Claire Keller.
These generations have developed, with the same desire and the daily unforeseen events, the perpetuity of this heritage.
We thank them, as the 4th « young» generation, that we represent, my sister and I, we have received a gift of which we respect the content.
THE SWISS HOTEL MANAGEMENT has a past… however, despite the age, the fashion, a principle remains unfailing…the welcoming, authentical and performing.
We wish you an excellent stay.
The Management of the Hotel Mon Repos
O.Keller & V. Keller
Mr. Charles Sorgius
Owner in 1928