Suite Talk - The Grand Suites
Lucerne is a city that whispers tales of time, where the azure waters of the eponymous lake flirt with quaint urban spires, all under the vigilant gaze of the majestic Alps. But there’s a vantage point, an apex from which this narrative unfolds most splendidly: the grand suites at the Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern.
Since 1906, this iconic Belle Époque jewel has presided over Lucerne, catching the shimmering reflections from the adjacent lake. Once a stalwart sentinel, after an extensive facelift, it has rebirthed as Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern. A paragon of contemporary elegance, it infuses Lucerne’s old-world charm with Mandarin Oriental’s signature finesse and service. As you step inside, the hotel welcomes you into a world of masterfully designed interiors. With a modern décor throughout and the embrace of Lake Lucerne’s breathtaking panorama, the suites, in particular, immerse guests in a polished blend of contempo-opulence. The Lake View Tower Suites located on the corners of the storied building boast bespoke artwork and a handsome colour palette of rich berry and verdant green, crafting an atmosphere of understated refinement. An expansive and airy living room beckons for relaxation and leisure, complemented by a lake-view balcony and a bathroom swathed in pristine marble. Traditional architectural nuances juxtaposed with avant-garde accents and state-of-the-art technology epitomise refined luxury at its finest. So, if Lucerne is Switzerland’s whispered tale, Mandarin Oriental’s two Lake View Tower Suites are one of its most poignant chapters – a luxurious perch that pays the perfect homage to this most picturesque of cities, steeped in modern sophistication.
3 reasons to leave the suite:
1. MINAMO RESTAURANT
At Minamo, Chef Toshiro San immerses guests in traditional Japanese omakase – an elevated performance of culinary skill. Diners can savour the essence of Japan amidst Swiss elegance with every bite from the seasonally curated menu, exquisite sakes, Japanese whiskies, and premier international wines.
2. MUSEUM OF ART
Nestled within the iconic KKL Lucerne, the city’s Museum of Art offers visitors a rendezvous with rotating exhibitions. Dive into Lucerne’s rich tapestry of art and culture at this imposing venue that also plays host to the world-renowned Lucerne Festival.
3. LAKESIDE LIDO
Embrace the allure of Lake Lucerne’s waters at the Seebad Luzern in summer. This wooden structure, floating gently on the water, promises sun-soaked moments and rosy sunsets. Sip some rosé, feel the pulsating beats as dusk approaches, and let the city’s twinkling lights cast their spell.
Words S. Hottinger-Behmer
Photos Elena Steness
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