Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern          


 Schweizerhofquai 6002 Luzern − Switzerland

The Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern enjoys an enviable and impressive location. There is, for one, the delightful setting with Lake Lucerne and stunning views of the Alps and their snow-capped peaks. Then there is of course the charming historic town centre of the «City of Lights» itself, a major attraction for all visitors. Lucerne is a world-famous tourist destination and yet it remains a haven of tranquillity and inspiration while offering a range of facilities and amenities of unrivalled quality and variety. The Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern was built in 1845 and has been in the ownership of the Hauser family since 1861. We, Patrick and Michael Hauser, inherited hospitality as our legacy with “Empathy & Excellence” and continue to nurture that tradition in the fifth generation. Should the Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern feel like home to you and we have the pleasure of welcoming you back time and again, then both we and General Manager Clemens Hunziker and his team will have achieved our purpose.

Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern – Empathy & Excellence since 1845
The Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern enjoys a central location in the «City of Lights», close to the historic old town centre with lots of shopping opportunities and the KKL Luzern Culture & Convention Centre. Our 101 elegantly furnished and air-conditioned rooms and suites boast stunning views of Lake Lucerne and the mountain scenery beyond.
The Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern is far more than just a 5-star hotel. Its guest list dates back to 1845 and reads like a who’s who of the international elite. Mark Twain, Leo Tolstoy, Roger Moore, Richard Wagner and Anastacia are just some of the illustrious names to have resided here. Their stories can be alived since 2014 in our newly renovated rooms and suites. And yet the Hotel is still run by the same family, now in its fifth generation; it has retained its understated manner and kept its feet firmly on the ground, dispensing with any airs and graces. Undoubtedly one of the many reasons why guests from all over the world see it as their home from home.
When the Zeugheer Hall was inaugurated in 1865, the French Empress Eugénie residing at the Hotel at the time praised the premises, stating there could be few halls of greater splendour even in France. Little has changed in that respect since then. On the contrary: the Neo-Renaissance style of the Schweizerhof is more resplendent today than ever before. And while it nurtures its traditions, it certainly lives in the present. Indeed, its trendsetting infrastructure satisfies all the requirements of modern-day amenities.
With its nine magnificent function rooms the Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern is ideally suited for events of all kinds, of which there are plenty here. Indeed, the Hotel has made a name for itself internationally as a festival hotel, and its Bar is a popular place to rendezvous in Lucerne at any time of the day.
The Hotel’s two restaurants, the Pavillon and the Galerie, are renowned for their fine regional cuisine and serve the best chateaubriand in town. Those wishing to indulge in even greater pleasures will be inspired by the Wellness & Beauty facilities on the first floor of the Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern. The spa is dedicated to achieving the perfect balance between a healthy body and a relaxed mind, with only the stunning views of the lake and the Alps beyond likely to set the pulse racing.

Where stars and celebrities choose to meet in Lucerne, the Festival City
Lucerne has a long-standing tradition of festivals, which are held here throughout the year. Nowhere is the heart of the festival season more vibrant than at the Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern, the Festival Hotel famous well beyond the country’s borders. And for good reason: the Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern plays host to events such as the Blue Balls Festival, the Lucerne Blues Festival, the Zaubersee - Russian Music Lucerne and the World Band Festival. Indeed, many of the after-show parties regularly take place at the Schweizerhof Bar.
The Schweizerhof team is not just the partner and host for these stellar events; it also stages its own. The most recent example is the annual «Retro Festival» as the new highlight in Lucerne’s calendar of festivals. Each year over a spring weekend stars of the 1970s and 1980s put in guest appearances in Lucerne.
By the way, a lot of anecdotes of former festivals have found their way into our guest rooms, where we are telling stories of the Schweizerhof since its opening in 1845.

Facts & Figures

  • Long-established 5-star hotel, now in its fifth generation
  • Hotel opened in 1845; in the ownership of the Hauser family since 1861
  • Last renovation: 2014
  • Patrick and Mike Hauser, owners and managers
  • Clemens Hunziker, General Manager

Restaurants & Bar

  • 2 à-la-carte restaurants Galerie and Pavillon
  • Trendy Schweizerhof Bar with live music
  • Sun terrace
  • Room service
  • Catering

Schweizerhof Wellness & Beauty

  • Schweizerhof Wellness & Beauty on the 1st and 5th floors
  • Breathtaking views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps beyond
  • Finnish and bio sauna, aroma therapy and chromotherapy
  • Hydro-massage showers
  • Relaxing massages
  • Cosmetic treatments
  • Endurance and strength training on the latest high-tech equipment by TECHNOGYM
  • Two wellness suites for private moments

Seminars & Banquets

  • 9 seminar and banquet rooms for events of up to 800 guests
  • Most of the function rooms are listed historical premises and offer natural daylight
  • Venue for festivals, conferences, seminars, weddings and banquets
  • Business Corner

Memberships

  • Member of Private Selection Hotels
  • Member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts
  • Schweizerhof Hotels of Switzerland
  • Design & Lifestyle Hotel
  • ISO 9001:2008 Certified
  • Level III Quality Label

Location

  • Located directly on Lake Lucerne, right at the heart of Lucerne, the Festival City
  • Underground multi-storey car park with 253 spaces behind the Hotel
  • Five-minute walk to the main railway station and the KKL Culture & Convention Centre Lucerne
Suite

«You like the seclusion offered by the Schweizerhof, you even find it inspires you. You like being close to the lake, where you play your harmonica at night, and close to the Old Town, even though you have never seen it in daylight. You have always been different from other people. It has made you what you are - one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century...» Discover who is hidden behind this story and enjoy a stay in one of our award-winning Suites.
Suite with views of Lake Lucerne
These elegant suites with separate lounge area (approx. 20 m2) and spacious bedroom (approx. 25 m2) provide the ideal environment to work and relax. The lounge area offers plenty of space and can be used both as a study and meeting room and as a living room for relaxing. Most of the suites have their own balcony, and the views of the majestic mountain scenery and Lake Lucerne are simply stunning. All suites have been renovated entirely during early 2014.
Room Facilities
King- or twin-size bed, Individually adjustable air-conditioning, Soundproof windows (can be opened), Minibar, Sitting area with table and chairs, Writing desk, Bedside direct-dial phone with voice mail, Radio, Flat-screen home cinema with more then 120 national and international Channels, Pay-TV, Guest information system, 220 volt electric sockets, Free WiFi, desk-side modem and ISDN connection, Amici coffee & tea machine, Security door lock with KeyCard, Room safe, Bathroom with hairdryer and shaving mirror, Scales, bathrobes, bath & WC; most bathrooms with additional shower.

Deluxe Suite

«It is August 22, 1865. Your magnificent carriage makes its way at a leisurely pace along the promenade beside Lake Lucerne. The weather is truly glorious and you acknowledge the admiring views of the population. You are one of Europe's best known and highly placed couples...» Discover who is hidden behind this story and enjoy a stay in one of our award-winning Deluxe Suites.
Deluxe Suite with views of Lake Lucerne
Noble and elegantly furnished 65 m2 suite for the ultimate in comfort, well-being and relaxation. With its separate bedroom, lounge and dining area with guest WC, it is ideally suited for receiving guests while retaining your own privacy. The views from all the deluxe suites are simply spectacular, featuring the stunning mountain scenery and Lake Lucerne at your feet. Some of the deluxe suites also have their own balcony. All our deluxe suites have been renovated entirely in early 2014.
Room Facilities
King- or twin-size bed, Individually adjustable air-conditioning, Soundproof windows (can be opened), Minibar, Sitting area with table and chairs, Writing desk, Bedside direct-dial phone with voice mail, Radio, Flat-screen home cinema with more then 120 national and international Channels, Pay-TV, Guest information system, 220 volt electric sockets, Free WiFi, desk-side modem and ISDN connection, Amici coffee & tea machine, Security door lock with KeyCard, Room safe, Bathroom with hairdryer and shaving mirror, Scales, bathrobes, bath & WC; most bathrooms with additional shower.

Junior Suite

«It is a warm evening in May, 2005. Shirt unbuttoned, Clubmaster sunglasses, hair its usual unruly tangle - with a glass of wine in your hand, you are leaning casually on the counter at the Schweizerhof bar. Everything about you says rock 'n' roll! That is where your roots lie; you see music as the lingua franca that unites the world...» Discover who is hidden behind this story and enjoy a stay in one of our award-winning Junior Suites.
Junior Suite with views of Lake Lucerne
Our new renovated Junior Suites (45 m2) provide plenty of space for relaxing or working. As corner rooms they are particularly bright and airy. While some of the Junior Suites have a balcony, they all offer stunning views of the impressive mountain scenery and Lake Lucerne. Additionally you learn about the history of the Schweizerhof - let you surprise!
Room facilities
King- or twin-size bed, Individually adjustable air-conditioning, Soundproof windows (can be opened), Minibar, Sitting area with table and chairs, Writing desk, Bedside direct-dial phone with voice mail, Radio, Flat-screen home cinema with more then 120 national and international Channels, Pay-TV, Guest information system, 220 volt electric sockets, Free WiFi, desk-side modem and ISDN connection, Amici coffee & tea machine, Security door lock with KeyCard, Room safe, Bathroom with hairdryer and shaving mirror, Scales, bathrobes, bath & WC; most bathrooms with additional shower.

Superior Rooms

«It is a warm summer's evening in 2005. You are sitting at the Schweizerhof Bar, savouring a full-bodied crimson-red wine, your captivating companion hanging on to your every word. You bend towards her, gently touch her throat and... bite into it!»
Discover who is hidden behind this story and enjoy a stay in one of our award-winning superior double rooms.
Superior double room with views of the historic old town
Our new and spacious superior double rooms (30-35 m2) mostly with views over the courtyards of the traffic- free old town of Lucerne and parts of the historical Musegg rampart walls offer plenty of space to relax and unwind. Additionally you learn about the history of the Schweizerhof - let you surprise!
Superior double room with views of Lake Lucerne
Our new and spacious superior double rooms (30-35 m2) offer all the space you need to relax and unwind in comfort while enjoying the magnificent views of the mountains and Lake Lucerne. Additionally you learn about the history of the Schweizerhof - let you surprise!
Room Facilities
King- or twin-size bed, 1 double room with city view for allergic persons, 1 double room with city view for disabled persons, Individually adjustable air-conditioning, Soundproof windows (can be opened), Minibar, Sitting area with table and chairs, Writing desk, Bedside direct-dial phone with voice mail, Radio, Flat-screen home cinema with more then 120 national and international Channels, Pay-TV, Guest information system, 220 volt electric sockets, Free WiFi, Amici coffee & tea machine, Security door lock with KeyCard, Room safe, Bathroom with hairdryer and shaving mirror, Scales, bathrobes, bath & WC; most bathrooms with additional shower.

Standard Rooms

«The audience is hanging on to your every word and breaks its concentration only to laugh out loud. You are not only one of the most popular satirists of the 20th century, but also an outstanding director and philosopher...» Discover who is hidden behind this story and enjoy a stay in one of our award-winning standard double rooms.
Standard double room with city view
Enjoy your stay in a newly renovated standard double room (approx. 25 m2) with queen size bed and mostly views of Lucerne’s traffic-free historic old town with its courtyards and parts of the Musegg rampart walls.
Standard double room with views of Lake Lucerne
The views of the majestic mountain scenery and Lake Lucerne will make your stay in this newly renovated standard double room (approx. 25 m2) with queen size bed unique. A number of rooms have a balcony.
Room Facilities
Queen-size bed, Individually adjustable air-conditioning, Soundproof windows (can be opened), Minibar, Sitting area with table and chairs, Writing desk, Bedside direct-dial phone with voice mail, Radio, Flat-screen home cinema with more then 120 national and international channels, Pay-TV, Guest information system, 220 volt electric sockets, Free WiFi, desk-side modem and ISDN connection, Amici coffee & tea machine, Security door lock with KeyCard, Room safe, Bathroom with hairdryer and shaving mirror, Scales, bathrobes, bath & WC; most bathrooms with additional shower.

 
 

The Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern has an award-winning concept, whereby its status as the Festival Hotel (Blue Balls Festival, Lucerne Blues Festival, Zaubersee - Russian Music Lucerne, World Band Festival, Retro Festival and many other events) is reflected in every guest room. However, the design of these rooms is only part of the overall concept: every single guest room also tells a story about the visits of personalities such as writers, musicians or actors to the Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern.
This way you get to know, how in 1859 hotel guests protected themselves against the noise of Richard Wagner who was composing in this guest room. Or how (at that time not yet 'Sir') Winston Churchill, 19-years-old, in 1893 was adoring the electric light of the Schweizerhof. Or how our regular guests the Converse family was hijacked and later freed on their way back home in 1970. But also anecdotes from several festivals are not missing, for example how B.B. King spontaneously played his guitar 2002 in our Zeugheer ball room.
Guests could read these episodes, for example, on the desk in their room and, at the same time, discover further elements of the 101 stories and/or legends surrounding these personalities from various quotes, objects or writings. Each guest room thus bears a different “thumbprint”. Hotel Director Clemens Hunziker says: “Not only we are able to offer beautiful rooms with a unique ambience and 5-star-plus infrastructure, but also an individual experience for each guest. Naturally, it is up to our guests to decide how far they want to venture down this cultural path.”

Rooms & Suites

  • 101 spacious hotel rooms and suites, including:
  • 6 deluxe suites
  • 4 suites
  • 15 junior suites
  • 76 double rooms
  • 1 double room for allergic persons
  • 1 double room for disabled persons
  • Spacious rooms with a huge working desk and an ultramodern homecinema
  • Rooms with views over the courtyards of Lucerne’s historic old town
  • Rooms with views of the majestic mountain scenery and Lake Lucerne
  • Some rooms with balcony
  • Free WiFi in the entire hotel area
  • All rooms are fully equipped with communication technology and individually adjustable air-conditioning
  • Rooms and suites with connecting doors available
  • Check-in for individual and seminar guests: 2 pm / Check-out: 12 noon
  • Check-in for group guests: 3 pm / Check-out: 11 am

Room facilities

  • Individually adjustable air-conditioning
  • Soundproof windows (can be opened)
  • Minibar
  • Sitting area with table and chairs
  • Writing desk
  • Bedside direct-dial phone with voice mail
  • Radio
  • Flat-screen home cinema with more then 120 national and international channels
  • Pay-TV
  • Guest information system
  • 220 volt electric sockets
  • Free WiFi
  • desk-side modem and ISDN connection
  • Amici coffee & tea machine
  • Security door lock with KeyCard
  • Room safe
  • Bathroom with hairdryer and shaving mirror
  • Scales, bathrobes, bath & WC; most bathrooms with additional shower

A long tradition of historical encounters
The Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern opened its doors in 1845, and it has been in the ownership of the Hauser family since 1861.The Hotel is one of only a few hotels in Switzerland to be of national importance from an art history perspective. Its original architecture has been preserved to this day, and nothing compares with its interior design. Following several phases of renovation work in recent years, the Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern once again fully reflects its 19th century splendour while providing an infrastructure with the award-winning guest rooms which satisfies all the demands of modern-day amenities.
The Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern has played host to emperors and empresses, kings and queens, writers, politicians, business magnates, and musicians. Tolstoy wrote one of his works here; Richard Wagner completed Tristan und Isolde while residing at the Schweizerhof and met Ludwig II. Mark Twain stayed at the Hotel during his travels through Switzerland and wrote of the experience. As you can sense, you are in the presence of a long and rich history, a history which is also that of the Hauser family.

Meeting point of stars and VIPs in the festival city of Lucerne
Lucerne has a long-standing tradition of festivals, which are held here throughout the year. Nowhere is the heart of the festival season more vibrant than at the Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern, the Festival Hotel famous well beyond the country’s borders. And for good reason: the Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern plays host to events such as the Blue Balls Festival, the Lucerne Blues Festival, the Zaubersee-Russian Music Lucerne and the World Band Festival. Indeed, many of the after-show parties regularly take place at the Schweizerhof Bar.
The Schweizerhof team is not just the partner and host for these stellar events; it also stages its own. The most recent example is the annual Opens external link in new window«Retro Festival» (17th to 20th May 2017), the new highlight in Lucerne’s calendar of festivals. Each year on a weekend in May, stars of the 1970s and 1980s put in guest appearances in Lucerne.

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Prime Location
The Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern enjoys a prime location in the heart of Switzerland – with magnificent views of the lake and the Alps. It is situated right on the lakeshore promenade in the centre of Lucerne’s historic old town, close to the railway station and lots of shopping opportunities, and only a few minutes’ walk from the Culture and Congress Centre Lucerne (KKL).

Airports
Zurich: 65 km, 50 minutes
Basel: 100 km, 1 hour
Bern: 120 km, 1 ¼ hours
Geneva: 260 km, 3 hours

By road
The hotel-owned public underground car park «Schweizerhof» with over 250 spaces offers ample parking and a direct hotel access. We offer to park your car and as our hotelguest you benefit from special discounted rates (CHF 30 per day).

By rail
Lucerne’s main railway station is a mere 5 minutes’ walk across the bridge from the Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern. Trains to Zurich and Basel depart every half hour, along with convenient connections to various other destinations.

+41 (0)41 410 0 410   Fax: +41 (0)41 410 2 971      info@schweizerhof-luzern.ch

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