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A new era begins at Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern

The brand elebrates the relaunch of this iconic hotel in the presence of Mandarin Oriental ‘Fan’, Cecilia Bartoli. Share

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is celebrating the reopening of Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern—the city’s iconic Belle Epoque landmark that has undergone an extensive and elaborate renovation.

Attending the official opening event was Grammy award-winning mezzo-soprano, Cecilia Bartoli – a long term Mandarin Oriental fan, who was joined by hotel general manager, Christian Wildhaber, His Excellency Chinese Ambassador Shi Ting Wang, Lijun Yu, Director Hans Holding (owning company), Fanziska Bitzi, Lucerne City Councillor, and other senior members of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to pronounce the hotel officially open.

A new era begins at Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern

The hotel has undergone an extensive and elaborate renovation, overseen by local architects Iwan Bühler Architekten and London-based interior designers Jestico + Whiles, who have preserved the building’s rich history and heritage while delivering a contemporary design inspired by the beauty of the surrounding Swiss landscapes. Dramatically positioned overlooking the shores of Lake Lucerne, the hotel is a stone’s throw from the charming old town and with spectacular views over the Swiss Alps.

A new era begins at Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern

Prepared to usher in an era of contemporary elegance and legendary service, the hotel is poised to become Lucerne’s most exclusive venue. The property features spacious guestrooms including 48 of the city’s largest suites, four restaurants and bars under the patronage of Michelin star experienced Executive Chef Gilad Peled, a serene and rejuvenating spa, and elegantly appointed event spaces.

Ideally located on the shores of Lake Lucerne, with breathtaking views over the Swiss Alps, Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern provides contemporary elegance, legendary service and the finest Swiss hospitality in the city’s beautifully restored Belle Époque landmark. The building, which dates back to 1906, presents 136 elegant and contemporary rooms and suites, most of which have private balconies or terraces.

A new era begins at Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern

Set to become an epicurean destination, the hotel will feature a wide range of culinary offerings from MOzern Brasserie & Bar for all-day dining, afternoon tea and innovative cocktails; al-fresco dining on the lake terrace at Quai 10; contemporary French haute cuisine at Colonnade and traditional six-seat Japanese restaurant in omakase-style dining (Colonnade and the Japanese restaurant will open in Q1 2023).

An expansive wellness and fitness area provide well-being opportunities for guests, while SPA Bellefontaine creates a serene and rejuvenating sanctuary with unrivalled treatments. Private and professional events will benefit from the creative settings of four unique rooms, including Salon Alpine with original décor elements from the hotel’s historic past.

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