The Bürgenstock Hotel and Alpine Spa have set their opening date for August 28, when guests will be greeted by 20-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and brass-clad, 18-foot pillars. The five-star hotel and spa are part of the 148-acre Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort Lake Lucerne, located 2,800 feet up above the lake.
The Bürgenstock experience begins with a high-speed catamaran ride from Lucerne that brings guests to the resort's dock where they board the newly-restored funicular, originally inaugurated in 1888, to make the five-minute trip to the lobby level of the Bürgenstock Hotel.
Bürgenstock Hotel reception and lobby
Once arrived, guests can enjoy the Lakeview Bar & Lounge, a 66-seat private cinema, a wine cellar, cigar lounge and private dining room. Spices Kitchen & Terrace has an open-kitchen setting with Chinese, Indian, Japanese and Thai cuisine available. There is also a 5,382-square-foot Lakeview Ballroom and Foyer with floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides.
All of the Bürgenstock Hotel's 102 guestrooms and suites have fireplaces and large windows that extend out from the façade offering views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps. Guestroom design uses natural materials, such as wood and stone from the mountains in a contemporary style. The guestrooms also have brass fireplaces, American walnut parquet floors, oak cabinetry, and furniture by Italian and Swiss designers; bathrooms have Italian marble baths, walk-in rain showers and double bathtubs with the same panoramic views.
The 82 Deluxe and Executive Lakeview Rooms measure 495 square feet. The 20 suites range from the 785-square-foot Bürgenstock Senior Suite to the 7,230-square-foot Royal Suite with six bedrooms on the hotel's top floor. Guestrooms have 49-inch LED TVs, Bose sound systems with additional speakers in the bathroom, guest tablets with hotel information, data ports, and complimentary cable and Wi-Fi.
Bürgenstock Alpine Spa indoor pool
Next door, the indoor/outdoor Bürgenstock Alpine Spa, which is 107,000 square feet, will open in the fall with 15 treatment rooms, three private spa suites, a 24- hour fitness area with state-of-the-art equipment, yoga studio, wet areas with hammam, a sauna, whirlpools, and hydrotherapy. A 1,383-foot heated infinity pool wraps around two sides of the spa offering mountain and lake views; the spa's 469-foot indoor pool has glass walls on three sides.
Also in the resort are: the five-star Waldhotel (opening in the fall) and the four-star Superior Palace Hotel and the three-star Taverne 1879, a 12-room inn, 12 bars, lounges and restaurants, three championship tennis courts, a nine-hole golf course, 43 miles of hiking and biking trails, and a private lido on the lake for water sports.
In August, rates for the Lakeview Rooms at the Bürgenstock Hotel will start at CHF 800 (approximately $882).