In one of the world’s most stunning settings, in a land renowned for its hospitality, a trendsetting new destination is set to debut next summer.
Set on a forested ridge 2,800 feet above spectacular Lake Lucerne with views of the Rigi and Pilatus Mountains, the car-free Burgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne is spread over 148 acres and will be open all year round. Katara Hospitality is investing 500 million Swiss francs (£392 million) in this holistic resort dedicated to healthy living and responsible tourism. Bruno Schöpfer, Managing Director of Katara Hospitality Switzerland Ltd. has shepherded the monumental project for the past several years.
The Burgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne encompasses 383 rooms in four hotels, 67 residences, 13 restaurants and bars, a 107,000 square-foot spa and wellness center, meeting space for 900 people – not to mention the highest outdoor elevator in Europe – and a funicular that deposits guests directly inside the hotel. A nine-hole golf course, three championship tennis courts, a curling rink, 43 miles of hiking and biking trails and a private lido on the lake for water sports will keep active guests busy and happy. Art and cultural events and the resort’s “museums” will appeal to culture lovers.
– New five-star Superior Burgenstock Hotel with 102 rooms and suites, restaurant, cigar lounge and meeting facilities will be a Leading Hotel of the World
– Newly-transformed four-star Superior Palace Hotel (108 rooms and suites, restaurant, conference facilities) with its storied history
– Five-star Waldhotel Healthy Living, designed by architect Matteo Thun, featuring 160 rooms, a restaurant serving healthy cuisine, spa services and facilities for medical check-ups, physical therapy, weight management, post-operative convalescence and wellness programs
– Built in 1879, the recently renovated three-star Taverne has 12 cozy guest rooms and a restaurant serving traditional Swiss dishes
– Thirteen restaurants, lounges and bars
The resort’s indoor/outdoor Burgenstock Alpine Spa will boast three pools including a heated outdoor infinity-edge pool with mountain and lake views; 18 treatment rooms; a 24- hour fitness area with state-of-the-art equipment, yoga studio, wet areas with hammam, sauna and whirlpools and hydrotherapy in a Kneipp bath.
The resort is CO2 neutral thanks to its unique energy system which uses lake water operated by 100 percent certified local hydroelectric power. One hundred percent of the resort’s cooling and 80 percent of its heating needs are derived from lake water. The resort’s 74 acres of forest and meadows also help to offset any carbon emissions.
It is a unique mix of classic Swiss hospitality and innovative planning to define the resort of the 21st century…