The Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne, an embodiment of tradition with a flair for the grandiose, celebrates its 150th anniversary, and invites guests to bask in a series of special, exciting events and offers under the motto “Beyond Imagination”.
Nestled amongst the peaks of the Swiss Alps, a tale of grandeur and hospitality was born. In 1873, the company Bucher & Durrer opened the very first hotel, the Grand Hotel, on the so-called Alp Tritt that they had renamed “Bürgenstock”, marking the beginning of a journey towards excellence. Two hotels were opened in succession, the Park Hotel and the Palace Hotel and, each one imbued with the pioneering spirit and an unwavering commitment to luxury. In addition to the hotels, the launch of the groundbreaking Bürgenstock Funicular in 1888, first electric cable car of Switzerland, and the daring Hammetschwand Lift in 1905, highest outdoor elevator in Europe, attracted a wealthy international clientele, from aristocrats to industrials and bankers. The golden years in the 1950’s and 1960’s brought about new leisure facilities with Palm Springs vibes, such as the Hollywood Pool and the Bürgenstock Club offering exclusive access to a restaurant, a bar, a wellness center and indoor swimming pool to its members, earning its status as the old-Hollywood favorite resort destination including Sean Connery, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn and others.
The Bürgenstock Resort then underwent a new phase of rejuvenation as it was purchased by Katara Hospitality Limited. In 2017, after a 9-year renovation phase and a visionary investment, the new resort, with the Palace Hotel, the Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa and it’s world-famous 10’000sqm spa, and the Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence. Today, the Bürgenstock Resort stands tall, a beacon of hospitality, luxury, and a legacy of excellence that spans over 150 years.
For its 150th Anniversary, the Bürgenstock Resort will offer Beyond Imagination offers and other special events to its guests from April to September. The celebration kicks off with the reopening of the Cliff Walk, Alpine Golf, and Swiss chalet-style Taverne 1879 after the winter season. The Cliff Walk unveils a new heritage path, while Alpine Golf offers visitors a chance to golf just like Audrey Hepburn did and Taverne 1879 offers Alpine-inspired specialties.
As part of the Beyond Imagination offers, the Bürgenstock Resort calls forth all pioneers to embark on a journey of self-discovery and renewal. With special package “Biographer-in-Residence”, guests are invited to pen their own memoirs and write their own story, just like the resort’s pioneers. During the 3 nights’ stay at the Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa or Palace Hotel, biographers will have up to five hours of 1 on 1 interviews, scheduled during nature walks, public areas or within the privacy of their rooms, with a 60-minutes full body massage session, a 3-course dinner for the biographer and their guest, in addition to receiving 20 paperback copies and a digital e-book of their biography. This package price starts at CHF 12,000. Experiencing the exceptional, the ultra-personalized package “The Ultimate Stay” will leave guests in awe, offering them a selection of the resort’s bespoke experiences. Forest, Sunset Garden and Opera Dinners, Chefs United “Legends” Edition, Historic Menu Revival as well as 150th Anniversary Special Editions of an exclusive cigar, a cheese from the Bürgenberg and a locally brewed hops celebrate the unparalleled food universe of the resort. The wellness aspect will see guests journey to an elevated level of serenity and comfort with the launch of a new Beauty Lounge at the Alpine Spa, adding to the overall pioneer experience guests are promised.
With its exclusive events, that will leave guests breathless, the Bürgenstock Resort, a haven of luxury and hospitality, promises an experience “Beyond Imagination”.
The Bürgenstock Resort shines as a luminous symbol of luxury and hospitality. For a century and a half, this haven has welcomed guests seeking the epitome of Swiss alpine living, with breath-taking views, extraordinary amenities, and a rich heritage of exceptional service. The Bürgenstock Resort has consistently embodied a pioneering spirit, daring to venture beyond boundaries and create memories that last a lifetime for those who visit.