We propose a commercially viable concept, with an enticing business proposal capable of generating a steady stream of new visitors, all year.
The goal is to brand the region as an “Epicenter of Peace” honoring Erich Maria Remarque and Paulette Goddard, and to highlight the area’s historic events during both World Wars – the “Locarno Treaty” and “Operation Sunrise”. This designation creates a desirable thematic proposition that adds value to the local culture-driven tourism industry.
“The Erich Maria Remarque and Paulette Goddard Foundation”, created in cooperation with Remarque and Goddard entities worldwide, was formed to ensure their legacy and introduce our two 20th Century luminaries to a new generation of Literary- and Film History aficionados.
Our concept centers around Remarque’s villa in Porto Ronco – offering a cultural attraction similar to the Hermann Hesse Museum in Montagnola – an infrastructure generating 7,000+ lodging nights each year, a (conservatively) estimated 1-1.5 Mio. CHF revenue for Lugano’s tourism industry.
By creating a thematic railway experience with existing infrastructure to connect Lake Geneva with Lago Maggiore, for example, we can ensure additional visitor flow from the French part of Switzerland, with tourists who possibly never would have thought of visiting Ticino, were it not for the proposed “Swiss Hollywood Express”.
We are proposing to create a local non-profit foundation which seeks to raise 7M-10M CHF to buy and remodel Casa Monte Tabor, and to execute our comprehensive turnkey project to forever “sear” Remarque and Goddard’s legacy in Ticino’s cultural landscape.
Knowing the Home is on the market, and that interested parties have already come forward, unfortunately our timeline to act is very short.
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Thank You for your time and interest.
The Erich Maria Remarque and Paulette Goddard Foundation, Inc.
a California 501c3 non-profit organization (certification pending)
Don’t hesitate contacting us at EMRPGfoundation@gmail.com.