Mandarin Oriental to debut new Lucerne property [Construction Report]

by | Nov 21, 2019 | Portfolio

The historic Hotel Palace Lucerne will soon shine under the Mandarin Oriental brand. (Photo by: Mandarin Oriental)

Mandarin Oriental has announced plans to open its second Swiss property, given a facelift by interior designers Jestico+Whiles.

Mandarin Oriental has announced plans to open its second Swiss property, which will be on the banks of Lake Lucerne.

Mandarin Oriental will take over the management of the historic 146-room Hotel Palace Lucerne, which is due to reopen as the Mandarin Oriental Palace, Lucerne at the end of next year following an extensive renovation.

“We look forward to opening a new hotel in Switzerland which will complement our growing portfolio in Europe, including our other Swiss hotel in Geneva,” said James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

Behind the doors of the Mandarin Oriental Palace, Lucerne

Having first opened its doors on the Haldenstrasse on Lake Lucerne’s northern shore back in 1906, this hotel has a long history.

Now, every single one of the hotel’s rooms, suites, public areas, restaurants and bars are being given a facelift by interior designers Jestico+Whiles. Grounds are also being redesigned and landscaped.

The hotel’s current website has been posting regular updates and images as the work progresses.

Stakeholders involved with the project have said that when the property eventually reopens, it will offer “a restaurant and a bar together with a variety of social and meeting facilities and a spa and fitness room.”


Joining other Mandarin Oriental locations

When it eventually opens, this property will join Mandarin Oriental Geneva (located on the shore of the Rhone River), as the group’s second property in Switzerland.

Commenting on the news, Mr Riley added, “Lake Lucerne has long been a popular destination for luxury travellers, and it will now be home to one of Switzerland’s most exclusive properties, providing guests with Mandarin Oriental’s exemplary service for which the brand is renowned.”



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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is an international hotel investment and management group with deluxe and first-class hotels, resorts and residences in sought-after destinations around the world.


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