Following nine years of planning and construction, the new Bürgenstock Resort is scheduled to debut on 28 August 2017. By then, the complex construction work on the main part of the kilometre-plus long resort will have been completed, as will most of the work on the resort’s 30 heritage-protected and repurposed buildings.
In the heart of Switzerland’s newest luxury resort is the 148-acre Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort Lake Lucerne. The five-star hotel is sitting high on a forested ridge, 2,800 feet above the spectacular lake. The shuttle boat and the completely rebuilt vintage Bürgenstock Railway will take guests right into the lobby level of the Bürgenstock Hotel.
The Bürgenstock Hotel features 102 rooms and suites, all fitted with fireplaces and huge windows that extend out from the façade. Stylized by MKV Design, the guestrooms have brass fireplaces, American walnut parquet floors, oak cabinetry and furniture by Italian and Swiss designers. The Italian marble baths feature walk-in rain showers and double bathtubs with the same panoramic views. Needles to mention that rooms are equipped with the latest technology, 49-inch LED televisions with 200 TV and radio channels, Bose sound systems with additional speakers in the bathroom, radios and two cordless telephones, guest tablets with hotel information, data ports and complimentary cable and Wi-Fi.
The 82 Deluxe or Executive Lakeview Rooms measure an expansive 495 square feet. The 20 suites range from the 785 square-foot Bürgenstock Senior Suite and 985 square-foot Family Suite to the Presidential Suite at 3,315 square feet and at 7,230 square feet, the Katara Suite with six bedrooms on the hotel’s top floor.
The resort features the Lakeview Bar & Lounge, a 66-seat private cinema, a wine cellar, cigar lounge and private dining room. In Spices Kitchen & Terrace, chefs will work in an expansive open-view kitchen cooking up Chinese, Indian, Japanese and Thai cuisine in woks, tandoors and bamboo steamers. And the 5,382 square-foot Lakeview Ballroom and Foyer is the perfect setting for weddings and special events with massive floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides.