Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced plans to manage and rebrand an existing hotel on Lake Lucerne, Switzerland.
The property is currently undergoing an extensive renovation and will reopen as Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern at the end of 2020.
The iconic Hotel Palace Luzern first opened in 1906 and is located in the heart of the city, on the shores of Lake Lucerne. As part of the multi-million-dollar renovation, the hotel’s guestrooms and suites will be the restyled, while the public areas, restaurants and bars will be redesigned, and the outdoor grounds will be landscaped.
Following the completion of the renovation, Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern will comprise 146 rooms and suites offering views of the lake and mountains, along with a restaurant, bar, social and meeting facilities and a spa and fitness room.
“We look forward to opening a new hotel in Switzerland, which will complement our growing portfolio in Europe, including our other Swiss hotel in Geneva,” group chief executive, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, James Riley remarked. “Lake Lucerne has long been a popular destination for luxury travellers, and it will now be home to one of Switzerland’s most exclusive properties, providing guests with Mandarin Oriental’s exemplary service for which the brand is renowned.”
Lake Lucerne is a popular travel destination. As well as the picturesque mountain and lake scenery, the city is home to one of Switzerland’s most famous landmarks, Chapel Bridge, which was first erected in the 14th century and is one of the oldest wooden bridges in Europe.