The hotly-anticipated Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern, will open its doors this September.
Housed inside a former Mediterranean-style resort built by entrepreneur Franz Josef Bucher on the banks of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland in 1906, the hotel has undergone an extensive renovation, led by local architecture firm Iwan Bühler Architekten and London-based interior designs Jestico + Whiles.
Tasked with preserving the property’s rich heritage, the companies have delivered a contemporary design that pays tribute to the surrounding Swiss landscape and Bucher’s original vision for the property.
A new benchmark in Swiss hospitality
The new hotel, described as offering a ‘new benchmark in contemporary elegance, legendary service and the finest Swiss hospitality,’ features 136 guest rooms, including 48 suites, most of which are equipped with their own private balconies, as well as Bose sound systems, Dyson hair products and in-room amenities from Diptyque.
Four bars and restaurants and a spa complete the hotel’s facilities.