- Camille of Renesse-Breidbach
Camille Maximilien Frédéric, Count de Renesse-Breidbach (
July 9, 1836, Brussels– June 12, 1904, Nice) was a Belgian nobleman, entrepreneur and author.
De Renesse was born in 1836 at Brussels to an aristocratical family of Dutch descent. He got married to Countess
Malvina de Kerkove van Deterghemon November 10, 1868. While dwelling in St. Moritzfor recreation Count de Renesse got his vision to establish a giant Monte Carlo-like hotel resort with a grand hotel, baths and golf courses in the Engadinvalley for the European aristocracy. After being rejected in Celerina, Silsand finally in St. Moritz due to the Badrutt family's huge power, Count de Renesse succeeded in purchasing some 140 hectares of land in Maloja, at the Lake of Sils.
Between 1882 and 1884 he put his vision to reality by letting build the "Hôtel Kursaal de la Maloja" (nowadays
Maloja Palace). But since just a few days after the grand opening a choleraepidemic broke out in nearby Italy, Count de Renesse had to file for bankruptcyafter six months. Furthermore Countess Marvina died of a so-called "fat heart" in Baselin the same autumn. Nonetheless the hotel remained a lucrative location for Europe's rich people in the following decades. In 1891, Stanford Universitycompleted Encina Hall, a dormitory inspired by the Hôtel Kursaal de la Maloja's architecture. [ [http://histsoc.stanford.edu/pdfST/ST24no1.pdf Encina Hall: Leland Stanford's Grand Hotel] ]
For a long time a rumour has got abroad that Count de Renesse, being drunk, fell of his residence, the Belvedere tower above the hotel, into the
Bergellvalley; in fact he moved to Nice where he wrote some Christian books; there he died in 1904.
Castle of Renesse
* [http://www.wanderweb.ch/bergell/renesse.html The Renesse Affair - Article about the Count and the Maloja Palace (in German)]
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