The Jetsetter rate includes half a bottle of champagne and fruit on arrival, a daily newspaper, a farewell gift and access to the gym, beach and pool
The happening Beach Bar and the Lalique Caviar Bar (which serves sustainable caviar)
The wine cellar, with more than 2,000 labels from around the world
The absolutely perfect Swiss standard of service
What To Know
A city tax of approximately $5 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
Private spa cottages require a minimum booking of two hours
The hotel is in a tiny village a half hour from Lucerne
The more casual restaurant, Grape, has a children’s Nintendo corner
This is an eco-friendly hotel
Parking on site
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Swiss Riviera grande dame overlooking Lake Lucerne with a Michelin-starred restaurant and Tibetan-inspired spa
Opened in 1875 as the Hotel Bellevue, the Park Weggis maintains its Art Nouveau façade, but everything else has gotten a modern update. Think Molteni furnishings in bright reds, golds and blues, Philippe Starck lighting, and a state-of-the-art spa, its six treatment cottages set amid pebbled Japanese gardens (complete with bonsai trees), and a heated outdoor pool with mood lighting. And right on the shore of Lake Lucerne, with the Alps as your back yard, you’ll never want for things to do, whatever the season.
Bed and Bath
With just 52 guestrooms, the property has an intimate feel; this is the kind of place where the white-gloved staff remembers your name. The throughly modern vibe extends to the rooms — the interiors are sharp and sleek, and all have such luxe touches as flat-screen televisions, rain showers and Bose stereos. All rooms overlook Lake Lucerne or the lush gardens, and plush Junior Suites come with spacious balconies or terraces to soak up the sparkling lake views.
Park Weggis is an epicurean’s dream, with three restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Annex, where chef Renee Rischmeyer’s inventive Asian-inflected fare (such as pea wasabi soup with coconut mousse, and tea-smoked duck breast) is served on Versace tableware. The hotel’s wine cellar, with 2,600 labels, is considered the best in Switzerland. And regardless of the season, the Park Weggis has a certain magical appeal. In summer it hums with activity. Guests raise tropical drinks, bikini-clad swimmers dive into the blue water of Lake Lucerne, and children scamper along the shore. In winter it’s a cozy hideaway set against the backdrop of the snow-covered Alps. Days are spent skiing, snowshoeing or tobogganing — or just drinking in the Narnia-like setting in the comfort of five-star luxury.