The Buergenstock Selection, Lake Lucerne Switzerland
The Buergenstock Selection, Lake Lucerne
Bürgenstock 17, 6363 Obbuergen, Switzerland
Bürgenstock Selection (Royal Savoy Lausanne, Schweizerhof Hotel & THE SPA, Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort
Bürgenstock Hotels AG
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Robert Herr. Since January 2017, Robert Herr is General Manager of the Bürgenstock Resort. Previous roles include General Manager and Area General Manager positions in Beirut, Berlin within InterContinental Hotels & Resort.
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The Buergenstock Selection
History & Story
A legend. Since 1873. In one of the world’s most stunning settings, in a land renowned for its hospitality, a trendsetting new destination has debuted. Set on a forested ridge 500 m (1,600 ft) above spectacular Lake Lucerne with views of the Rigi and Pilatus Mountains, the Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne boasts top-of-the range luxury hotels with wellness facilities, a Health & Medical Center and a unique gastronomy offer. The resort comprises a total inventory of 383 rooms spread across four hotels: the Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa, 5-star superior; the Palace Hotel & Conferences, 4-star superior; the Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence, a 5-star medical hotel; and the Taverne 1879, the 3-star Swiss inn. In addition, the resort boasts 67 residence suites, 12 restaurants and bars, a 10,000m2 (107,000 ft2) Alpine spa, meeting space for up to 800 people and a wide range of leisure activities – 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, 70km (43 miles) of hiking and biking trails and a private lido on the lake will keep active guests busy and happy.
The Bürgenstock Hotel and Alpine SPA is part of a fully integrated Resort located 500m above Lake Lucerne and only 20 minutes drive from the city centre. Hotels within the resort include Waldhotel Medical Health & Excellence, Palace Hotel and Taverne. Designers such as Matteo Thun and MKV London were involved with the project.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
A vast culinary experience can be found in the resort (8 restaurants). 10.000 sqm Alpine Spa, being one of the largest in Europe. Sport facilities: 9 hole golf course, 3 tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools. Stunning views over Lake Lucerne and a very exclusive arrival experience (boat and funicular) make this hotel very special.
500m above Lake Lucerne with stunning views from all areas within the hotel over Lake Lucerne, mount Rigi and Pilatus being Lucerne’s most popular mountains. Embedded in unspoilt nature, 70km of hiking and biking trails, local farmers and Swiss cows add a very special touch to the unique Bürgenstock Resort. In case of desire for a city, the hotel provides complimentary transport in kind of funicular and boat to the city centre of Lucerne which is only 20 minutes away.
Key sites/activities in the area
Cliff walk “Felsenweg” to the Hammetschwand Lift: Located at an altitude of 1,132 metres, the Hammetschwand Lift is the highest outdoor elevator in Europe. Already 111 years ago, the trip on board this lift was taking the breath away from its first passengers. Today, the lift makes the 152-metre vertical run in less than a minute, and the excitement of speeding so quickly skyward is exceeded only by the thrill of taking in the spectacular view. The fitness & gym area, suffused in light, not only offers you a wide range of training options in its 200m2, but also the unspoilt landscape of the Bürgenstock Resort. A 9-hole golf course, 3 championship tennis courts, curling & ice skating rink in winter, private cinema with 69 incomparably comfortable leather seats and panorama window, 70 km/40 miles of hiking & biking trails, suspension bridge, cruises on Lake Lucerne as well as hikes and rides on mount Pilatus, mount Rigi or Stanserhorn, various activities are only a stone throw away.
– Audrey Hepburn got married to Mel Ferrer in the chapel of the Bürgenstock Resort in 1954
– The historical kidney shaped outdoor Hollywood pool was once the meeting point of the international glamorous society. It is part of the numerous listed buildings/items within the resort
– Sophia Loren owned a charming villa here with her husband Carlo Ponti and lived several years in the Bürgenstock Resort during the Sixties
– Kid’s Club with 200 sqm playground area for kids (supervised)
– Fairy-tale of “Buergenmutz”, the Buergenmutz is a mythical creature that lives on the Buergenberg mountain and experiences many adventures
• Number of suites: 20
• Number of Luxury rooms: 82
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 102
DELUXE LAKE VIEW ROOM, 42 SQM/ 452 SQF Generously sized room, panoramic windows. A bigger panorama isn’t possible: Enjoy the view from high above the lake, right in the heart of Switzerland. Featuring double bathtub, gas fire place, walk-in closet.
EXECUTIVE LAKE VIEW ROOM (high floor),42 sqm/452 sqf, generously sized room, panoramic windows. Featuring double bathtub, gas fire place, walk-in closet.
BÜRGENSTOCK SENIOR SUITE,73 sqm/785 sqf, generous rooms, gorgeous view: enjoy the breathtaking panorama from the floor-to-ceiling windows – far below you, the lake glitters, and beyond, the gently rolling hills and forests extend to the foothills of the Alps. Free-standing bathtub in the sleeping room, separate spacious living room and guest toilet.
SPA SUITE, 89 sqm/ 958 sqf, your suite with a private spa! SPA SUITE is equipped with a private sauna and an exclusive massage room with a massage couch. Treat yourself to rest and relaxation for both your body and soul without having to sacrifice your privacy.
BÜRGENSTOCK GRAND SUITE,89 sqm/ 958 sqf, gorgeous panorama over Lake Lucerne. Walnut floors throughout and opulent natural quartzite walls, the finest materials exquisitely finished, define the first-class ambience of this suite, which has a separate living area and an extra large walk-in wardrobe.
FAMILY SUITE, 88 sqm/947 sqf Panoramic views of Lake Lucerne & Alps. The panorama over Lake Lucerne and as far as the Alps beyond is truly impressive.The suite with two bedrooms and a living room is the ideal space for families.
PENTHOUSE SUITE, 169 sqm/ 1819 sqf, modern comfort, contemporary design. This more than spacious Penthouse Suite provides plenty of room and even more atmosphere in its generous 169 square metres: in addition to the bedroom, the Penthouse Suite also offers a large living room with a guest toilet and a separate kitchen.
PRESIDENTAL SUITE, 308 sqm/3315 sqf, experience luxury from your roof terrace. It provides plenty of room and privacy in its generous 308 sqm, and it is of superlative quality throughout: in addition to the bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe, the Suite has a living room with a fireplace, a separate dining room and a separate kitchen, a library and a massage room with a private sauna. Even a grand piano is part of the furnishings in this elegant suite.
Restaurants & Bars
• Spices Kitchen & Terrace, Asian cuisine serving dishes from China, Thailand, India and Sushi of a Japanese Sushi Master, open show kitchen, stunning view over lake Lucerne and Mount Rigi
• Sharq serving oriental food (Persian & Libanese) such as mezze and a wide variety of main dishes
• RitzCoffier with its signature chef Marc Haeberlin, owning 3 Michelin stars for 26 years, is regarded as one of the most gifted chefs of his generation.
• OAK Grill & Patio, barbecue restaurant serving grilled meat and fish
• Taverne serving traditional Swiss cuisine such as Fondue or Raclette as well as other traditional Swiss dishes
• Verbena serving mediterranean light and healthy meals
• Lakeview Lobby Bar with floor to ceiling windows (7 metres high)
• Golf restaurant
• Indoor pool, Infinity edge pool, Hollywood (outdoor) pool, Alpine eco pool, brine bath, Kneipp baths
• 15 treatments rooms
• 24 hour gym, body & exercise room
• Spray tanning, hair dresser
• 3 private SPA suites
• Infrared cabin & napshells
• various saunas, steam bath, herbal steam, ice room
Corporate & Celebration Events
Total Bürgenstock Resort
• 31 meeting-, conference- and event venues, 2.200m2
• Lakeview Ballroom, 501m2, 600 people theatre style, 150 people Cabaret style, 336 people seminar style, 300 banquet
• Salle Palace, 173m2, 144 people theatre style, 60 people cabaret style, 96 people seminar style, 120 banquet
• 2 Diamond Domes (indoor tennis courts that can be converted into event halls), 850m2 each, 600 people theatre style, 225 people cabaret style, 500 people seminar style, 450 banquet
Extra Notable Features
Total Bürgenstock Resort
• 9-hole golf course
• 3 championship tennis courts
• Curling & ice skating rink
• Private cinema (69 seats)
• Cliff walk “Felsenweg”
• Highest outdoor elevator in Europe « Hammetschwand Lift »
• 70km/40 miles hiking & biking trails
• suspension bridge
• B-Outdoors Tours & Activities
• Hotel museums
• Skiing approximately 30 minutes from the resort
Hotel and restaurant Awards
• Travel+Leisure | Best New Hotels in the World
• 2x World Luxury Hotel Awards
• 2x Booking.com Guest Review Awards
• 2x Booking.com Guest Review Awards
• 2017 – LTI | Best New Luxury Hotels of the World
The Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine SPA was featured in the famous Robb Report as well as on the IT list of travel and leisure magazine in 2018
2016 – Milestone (in the category of sustainability)
2014 – Real Estate Awards
2011 – iF – Communication Design Award
Number of employees
600 in entire resort