Mandarin Oriental’s second Swiss property to open this September
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has confirmed its second property in Switzerland will open on September 24, 2022.
The brand announced plans to manage and rebrand Hotel Palace Luzern on Lake Lucerne in 2019, with the property initially scheduled to open in 2020.
The hotel, which first opened in 1906, has undergone a “meticulous” renovation and now features 136 guestrooms, four restaurants and bars and a spa.
Accommodation highlights include two Panoramic Rooftop Terrace Suites, with 360-degree lake and mountain views, and a Presidential Suite.
The majority of guestrooms have private balconies or terraces and are equipped with amenities by Diptyque, Dyson and Bose.
Dining outlets will include all-day dining spot MOzern Bar & Brasserie and Quai 10 for alfresco dining and Mediterranean cuisine. French restaurant Colonnade and six-seat dining room Mizumi, which will serve refined Japanese cuisine, will open in the first quarter of 2023.
At Spa Bellefontaine, guests will find an expansive wellness area offering saunas, steam baths, experiential showers and a relaxation room. There will also be a 24-hour fitness salon with equipment from Life Fitness.
Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern is offering two bespoke welcome packages to celebrate the opening. Be the First to Stay and The Ultimate Suite Experience will both include guaranteed lake vistas, a daily breakfast for two and a CHF 100 (CHF 150 for suites) dining credit.
Both offers also provide complimentary access to the nearby Museum Sammlung Rosengart, known for impressive works by a variety of European artists including Pablo Picasso and Paul Klee. Suite guests also benefit from a champagne welcome, complimentary valet parking and a momento to take home.
Both packages start at CHF 700 per night.
General manager Christian Wildhaber said: “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.
“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 from all over the world with Mandarin Oriental’s renowned service.”