Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort Lake Lucerne


Overview

Switzerland draws those who are looking for serenity and a place to reconnect with nature. Perched high in the clouds overlooking a serene part of Lake Lucerne, Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort glitters with wonder. This 145-year-old property was completely and painstakingly renovated and reopened in 2017 in all its modern brilliance. Today, Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort is one of the largest properties in Europe, spread across 148 forested acres and comprised of the Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa, Palace Hotel, Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence, Tavern 1879, Grand Residential Suites, and Lakeview Residence Villas.

Originally opened in 1873, it was the Alpine hideaway for Hollywood’s iconic celebrities from Charlie Chaplin to Audrey Hepburn, who was married there in the 1950’s (the original elegant chapel still stand today), Sophia Loren, who found respite in their villas, and Sean Connery, while he was filming one of the most beloved 007 Bond films, Goldfinger. Known as an innovator in the hospitality world for centuries, this historic property has maintained its unparalleled duality of mystic and opulence.

The journey to this legendary five-star Alpine Swiss resort begins on the Bürgenstock Resort catamaran from Lucerne that glides across Lake Lucerne for a 30-minute scenic transfer. A vintage ruby red funicular, which has been restored to its 1888 glory, whisks guests 1,600 feet above sea level. Upon arrival, guests are instantly taken to another world where they can explore the resort’s Piazza to its magnificent terrace and Alpine garden.

The jewel in the resort’s crown and it’s five-star flagship property, Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa revels in its modernity and sleek Nordic design, while still paying homage to its storied past with Art Deco-inspired interiors. The hotel is comprised of 102 rooms and suites set in a gleaming glass building with contemporary design reflecting impressive sleek minimal fixtures contrasting with warm metals and dark textures and soaring floor-to-ceiling windows. This modern architectural wonder continues to blend into its mesmerizing panoramic surroundings, showcasing breathtaking views soaring above Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps.

Guests can find serenity and rebalance their wellbeing at Lake Lucerne. The 100,000 sq.ft. Bürgenstock Alpine Spa, the largest wellness facility in Europe opened all year-round, takes one on an experiential journey to restore peace and tranquility while igniting the senses. Elevated above the sparkling water of Lake Lucerne, one can immerse in its breathtaking lake views with Mt. Rigi and Mt. Pilatus in the distance. Indulge in rejuvenating holistic treatments or experience its spectacular outdoor Infinity Edge pool. With incredible views, it is the grandest of its kind and offers a seemingly weightless swim while levitating in the sky. Choose from a wide variety of holistic wellness treatments, enjoy the privacy of its luxurious and spacious spa suites, take a stroll in the lovely spa garden, or take advantage of its fully equipped fitness center.

The Palace Hotel, originally built in 1903, is the oldest remaining original hotel on the property, complete with the same grand marble columns that dotted the lobby halls when it first opened its doors. This historic hotel imbues warm elegance has been fully renovated and features 109 rooms and suites, infusing elements of classical grandness with contemporary touches. Its spacious venues are a stunning setting for special celebrations and meetings for both business and leisure guests.

For a truly immersive Swiss wellness retreat with innovative medical treatments, consider the Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence, an architecturally stunning 137-room hotel and clinical spa facility located at Bürgenstock Resort nestled on Lake Lucerne. Designed by renowned architect Matteo Thun, the Waldhotel offers the 50,000 sq. ft. Waldhotel Regeneration Spa, where guests can escape the stress and chaos of daily life and enter a world of pure relaxation and rejuvenation. Other health and medical facilities on the premises include a Dental clinic, a Dermatology & Skincare clinic, and a Health & Medical Center that specializes in preventative care. Additionally, Waldhotel’s 23-room Rehabilitation Clinic offers sublime, calming lake views while providing guests with specialized medical check-ups and post-operative convalescence.

Guests who require more space and privacy may choose to stay in Bürgenstock's Grand Residential Suites and 10 Lakeview Residence Villas, designed to look and feel like chic Alpine chalets. In addition, the Panorama Residence Suites are modern and sleek with neutral toned and minimal accents and interiors, and expansive private terraces boasting sprawling mountain views.

For a more rustic, quintessentially Swiss experience, guests can stay at Taverne 1879, an utterly cozy Alpine-style tavern and historic inn with 12 traditionally-furnished guest rooms. With a homey atmosphere and unique local charm, this wood-accented chalet exudes history and modernity at the same time.

Dining is a bespoke culinary journey around the world with its seven restaurants and three bars and lounges with cuisines ranging from gourmet and innovative to exotic and modern, local and classic. At the Palace Hotel, step back in time to savor the sensational flavors at RitzCoffier, specializing in innovative gourmet French cuisine that celebrates legendary chefs Cesar Ritz and Auguste Escoffier, who cooked together in Lucerne in the late-1800’s. The Salon 1903 Palace Lounge and Terrace offers sweeping lake views. At Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa, indulge in Spices Kitchen & Terrace: melding together flavors of Japan, China, India and Thailand; Lakeview Bar & Cigar Lounge: a quiet place to enjoy Afternoon Tea and signature cocktails; Oak Grill & Pool Patio at the Spa specializes in farm-to-table Swiss gourmet delicacies. The Sharq Oriental Restaurant offering Middle Eastern cuisine and flavorful mezze dishes while Osteria Alpina-Terrazza specializing in traditional Italian dishes set in a stunning Alpine setting surrounded by fir trees. Taverne 1879 offers typical Swiss Alpine cuisine. Oenophiles can taste a variety of world-class wines in three glass-walled wine cellars. Enjoy healthy fare at Verbena Restaurant & Bar at the Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence. Atmospheric picnics serving tradition raclette and other Swiss delights can be arrange on a mountain top overlooking picturesque view.

Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort is essentially a town within itself to enjoy the different seasons throughout the year. There are a variety of outdoor activities for guests to choose from, including a 9-hole Alpine golf course, tennis, hiking, biking, and water sports in the summer. In the winter, enjoy ice skating, alpine skiing or adrenaline seeking heli-skiing where guests fly to nearby mountain peaks for unmatched off-piste experiences. Head over to the Hammetschwand Lift, the highest outdoor lift in Europe, to the top of Bürgenberg which boasts an incredible 360 panoramic view of Lake Lucerne. Guests can also shop premium Swiss brands at their Sky Boutique and Articolo Boutique located within the Sky Terrace, which includes delicious Swiss chocolate from Chocolate Chalet, Swatch, Omega, to name a few. Guests can also take an atmospheric boat transfer to Lucerne to explore this charming city, its renowned museums and cultural pursuits.

Plus, with the exceptional personalized service of a dedicated concierge, guests will have every bit of Swiss luxury at their fingertips—after all, the glitterati would expect no less.

Accommodations

Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa features 102 rooms and suites accented in modern architecture and contemporary design with incredible views above Lake Lucerne. These sprawling rooms range from 450-7,298 sq. ft. Premier suites boast a terrace.

The historic Palace Hotel features 109 rooms and suites, which combines elements of the historical grand hotel with modernity. These spacious rooms and suites range from 355-1,292 sq. ft offering breathtaking views of Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps.

The Waldhotel offers 137 rooms and suites and 23 elegantly appointed rehabilitation rooms.

For those seeking more space, Bürgenstock Resort offers Grand Residential Suites and 10 Lakeview Residence Villas designed to feel like a chic Alpine home. Their modern Panorama Residence Suites are set in neutral natural tones and invite the stunning outdoors inside with rooms flooded with light and expansive terraces boasting mountain views stretching from east to west.

For a more rustic, quintessentially Swiss experience, guests can stay at Taverne 1879, an utterly cozy Alpine-style tavern and historic inn with 12 traditionally-furnished guest rooms. With a homey atmosphere and unique local charm, this wood-accented chalet exudes history and modernity at the same time.

Amenities

· Dedicated Concierge
· Blockhaus
· Champion Golf Course
· Chapel
· Children's Programs
· Cinema
· Fitness Center
· Hammetschwand Lift
· In Room Nespresso and Tea and Minibar
· Meetings & Events Space
· Shuttle Boat Between Lucerne and Kehrsitten
· Spa plus Beauty/Anti-Aging, Medical/Detox and Wellness Retreats
· Spycher
· Swimming Pools
· Tennis Courts
· Transfers via Bürgenstock Funicular
· Valet Parking
· Water Sports
· Welcome Amenities
· Wi-Fi
· Yoga

Activities

· Bürgenstock Alpine Spa
· Waldhotel Spa
· Biking
· Dining at Seven Restaurants + Three Bars and Lounges
· Excursions to Lucerne
· Fitness Center
· Championship Golf Course and private Golf Lessons
· Heli-skiing
· Hiking
· Infinity Swimming Pool
· Private Museum Tours in Lucerne
· Private Boat Excursions on Lake Lucerne
· Raclette Picnics on a Mountain
· Shopping Arcade, Sky Boutique, Swatch Pavillon, Articolo Boutique and Swiss Chocolate Chalet
· Skiing in the Swiss Alps
· Tennis
· Visits to Sammlung Rosengart Museum and other Cultural Institutions in Lucerne
· Visit to a Local Farm to Milk Cows and Produce Cheese (which guests can ship home)
· Water Sports
· Yoga

The Bürgenstock Selection

Journey through 145 years of storied history in Switzerland with the Bürgenstock Selection, which represents the largest collection of five-star Swiss hotels and wellness spas in the country.

Their luxurious collection of grand hotels is comprised of the Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort on the shores of Lake Lucerne, the revitalized Art Nouveau Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa in the heart of Lausanne and the iconic Schweizerhof Bern Hotel & Spa. Guests from all over the world are dazzled by their rich heritage, elegant contemporary design, leading spas and exceptional culinary offers, while remaining true to the timeless Swiss traditions of hospitality, service and discretion.

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Location

NEAREST AIRPORT:
Zurich International Airport (ZRH): 50 miles

Located in the heart of Central Switzerland, Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort is set 1,600 feet above Lake Lucerne with unparalleled lake views with the Swiss Alps and Bürgenberg mountain ridge in the background. The resort is set on 148 forested acres and one of the largest resorts in Europe. From Lucerne, guests board the Bürgenstock Resort catamaran that glides across Lake Lucerne and then take a vintage funicular to the resort. The Zurich International Airport (ZRH) is the closest airport approximately one-hour drive from Lucerne. For those arriving by private plane or helicopter, fly to Buochs Regional Airport (BXO). For those arriving by train, the Lucerne Railway Station.

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