Mandarin Oriental Luzern to open in September

Hotel is described as offering a ‘new benchmark in contemporary elegance, legendary service and the finest Swiss hospitality’


By Lauren Heath-Jones

02 August 2022

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.

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A serene and rejuvenating sanctuary 

Billed as a serene and rejuvenating sanctuary, the spa offers ‘unrivalled’ face and body experiences from high-end Swiss skincare brand Bellefontaine. 

It boasts an expansive wellness area featuring a host of thermal experiences, including a sauna, a steam bath and experience showers, as well as several treatment rooms and relaxation spaces. 

The spa’s offering is completed by a 24-hour Fitness Salon, outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment from Life Fitness. 

An epicurean destination

The resort will feature a number of food and beverage venues, helmed by Michelin star-experienced executive chef Gilad Peled. 

The restaurants include MOzern Bar & Brasserie – an all-day-dining spot serving Asian cuisine, all-time classics, afternoon tea and cocktails – and Quai 10, an al fresco dining experience, overlooking Lake Lucerne, offering Mediterranean cuisine. 

In early 2023, the resort will welcome two more restaurants: Colonnade, a bistro focusing on local, seasonal ingredients that will serve French Haute cuisine, and Mizūmi, an intimate, six-seat dining experience offering Japanese options.

Interior shot of the presidential shot of the Mandarin Oriental Palace Luzern
The property has been transformed by architecture firm Iwan Bühler Architekten and interior designs Jestico + Whiles

Renowned for service

“Nearly three years after we announced Mandarin Oriental’s arrival in Lucerne, we’re getting ready to welcome our first guests to this historic, local monument, “ said general manager Christian Wildhaber. 

“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. 

“My team and I are looking forward to delighting locals and visitors all over the world with Mandarin Oriental’s renowned service.”

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