The iconic Hotel Palace Luzern in Switzerland is undergoing an extensive renovation, and will reopen as the rebrandedÂ Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern, at the end of 2020.Â Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is at the helm of this multi-million-dollar renewal, which is to includeÂ the restyling of all guest rooms and suites; the redesign of the public areas, restaurants and bars; as well as the landscaping of the outdoor grounds.
The Swiss hotel opened in 1906 and is located in the heart of the city of Lucerne, on the shores of Lake Lucerne. (The lake is locally known as Lake Luzern.) Against a picturesque scenery of mountains, the city is home to one of Switzerlandâ€™s most famous landmarks, Chapel Bridge, which was erected in the 14th century â€“ one of the oldest wooden bridges in Europe.
Following the completion of the renovation, Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern, will comprise 146 rooms and suites offering excellent views of the lake and mountains. There will be a restaurant and a bar, together with a variety of social and meeting facilities, and a spa and fitness room.
â€œWe look forward to opening a new hotel in Switzerland, which will complement our growing portfolio in Europe, including our other Swiss hotel in Geneva. Lake Lucerne has long been a popular destination for luxury travellers and it will now be home to one of Switzerlandâ€™s most exclusive properties, providing guests with Mandarin Orientalâ€™s exemplary service for which the brand is renowned,â€ said James Riley, group chief executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.