The Hotel Palace Luzern, first opened in 1906, will soon reopen as Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern following a meticulous, multi-year restoration and upgrade.
Lucerne’s iconic Belle Époque landmark will relaunch on 24 September 2022, offering guests a commanding location on the shores of Lake Lucerne, a stone’s throw from the old town and with spectacular views over the Swiss Alps. The hotel will set a new benchmark for contemporary elegance, legendary service and the finest Swiss hospitality.
Local architects Iwan Bühler Architekten and London-based interior designers Jestico + Whiles were the creative talents responsible for the elaborate renovation. They have delivered a contemporary design, inspired by the legendary beauty of the surrounding Swiss landscapes, while preserving the rich history and heritage of this landmark Belle Époque building. The overall stunning result is also a tribute to the Swiss entrepreneur Franz Josef Bucher who realised his dream of a Mediterranean retreat when he originally built the house in 1906.
The hotel features 136 elegant and spacious guestrooms including 48 of the city’s largest suites. Inspired by the beauty of the surrounding Swiss landscape combined with the colour palette of the Mediterranean, the designers have succeeded in creating a unique fusion of the hotel’s original grandeur, contemporary elegance and the quality and attention to detail for which Switzerland is renowned.
Highlights include two Panoramic Rooftop Terrace Suites with 360-degree lake and mountain views, as well as the luxurious Presidential Suite which offers 133 square-metres of lifestyle experiences. Most of the guestrooms have private balconies or terraces and all are equipped with amenities by Diptyque, Dyson hair products as well as Bose sound systems.
Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern will offer four restaurants and bars under the patronage of Michelin star experienced Executive Chef Gilad Peled, while the SPA Bellefontaine creates a serene and rejuvenating sanctuary with unrivalled face and body treatments provided by this renowned beauty brand.
“Nearly three years after announcing Mandarin Oriental’s arrival in Lucerne, we are getting ready to welcome our first guests to this historic, local monument that has now been transformed,” said Christian Wildhaber, General Manager.
“The Palace has been deeply rooted in the local community since 1906 and we look forward to welcoming the local community back to their home on the lake.”