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WEGGIS, SWITZERLAND – The five-star 53-room Park Hotel Weggis, a Relais & Châteaux property located in the picturesque lakeside Village of Weggis in Central Switzerland, has completed an enhancement program that began with the restoration of its original art nouveau structure and concluded with extensions of luxury accommodations, spa and wellness area, meeting facilities with cutting edge technology and unique culinary venues.  The restoration project was completed July 2007 by the architectural firm of Aldoplan.  Peter Kämpfer, general manger of the Park Hotel Weggis, oversaw the project.

Set in magnificent parkland with a private beach and breathtaking views over Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps, the Park Hotel Weggis blends traditional charm and elegance with modern flair.  The hotel’s exterior and facilities, in addition to a new hotel access road, blend in charmingly with the majestic Swiss landscape. Originally opened in 1875 as the Hotel Bellevue, the hotel is well known throughout Europe for attracting holiday visitors to its idyllic location and variety of excursions on Lake Lucerne and the surrounding mountains of Mts. Pilatus and Rigi. 

Long established as a restful respite, the Village of Weggis has hosted famous visitors throughout its history including Mark Twain and Queen Victoria for whom six suites in the original hotel are named, a tribute to the style of the period. Throughout the years, the hotel continued to host visitors from across the globe and is now prime to welcome a new generation of luxury travelers seeking modern day conveniences, luxury accommodations, exceptional culinary offerings and vintages along with superior service. 

The generously sized suites and rooms as well as new facilities will captivate guests with their superb comforts and surprising details.  Unique and specially commissioned pieces and elements, such as Philippe Starck designed lighting executed in Murano glass, fabrics from the Designers Guild, and furnishings by Molteni and tableware from Versace add a contemporary flare and elegance to guestrooms, suites and public spaces. 


Adara Suites

The recently unveiled Adara suites will appeal to a new generation of luxury travelers and is the show piece of the enhancement program.  Named for the star Adara in the Canis Major constellation of the southern hemisphere, the 10 suites were designed to promote relaxation through comfort and detailed attributes and design elements.  Much like the star it is named for, a celestial body that in astrology promises favorable characteristics of goodness, fidelity and powerful emotions, the design of the suites captures the emotions by transporting guests to a tranquil state fostered by the awe-inspiring views of Lake Lucerne from every vantage point of the suite and private terrace.

Christian Fischbacher satin bed-linens and bathrobes, Bose sound systems, Panasonic flat screen televisions, Treca de Paris beds, electric curtains, furnishings from European designers B&B Italia and Promemoria, as well as objects from the Thony Collection and exquisite JAB and Carlucci di Chivasso fabrics are featured in the suites.

In room amenities include wine coolers stocked with Premier Grand Cru Classe from Bordeaux, Chateau d’Yquem and the legendary Grange Australian wines.  The most relaxing feature of the suites is a specially designed Big Rain shower which dispenses water from rain spouts in the ceiling along with special 45 cm beam-width by the designer Mike Meire.  This feature is complimented by a free standing oversized soaking tub surrounded by marble imported from the Greek Tinos Island of the Cyclades Archipelago. 


Sparkling Wellness

The Park Hotel’s extraordinary setting on the banks of the shores of Lake Lucerne with its own private beach and mooring lends itself to creating a peaceful environment that encourages total well-being.  The beauty of the location has been incorporated in the design of the covered infinity pool looking out to Lake Lucerne and surrounded by comfortable lounging chairs.  Six exclusive spa cottages just off the Japanese Gardens houses whirlpool, blossom-bath, and sauna and stem baths, Kneipp spring, solarium and treatment table and foot bath.  An invigorating shower and relaxation corner with waterbed are also included.  Fine natural materials and stylish architecture provides a setting in which to completely disconnect and unwind.  These cottages can be enjoyed by one to four persons for treatments, therapies or simply relaxation.

Complimenting the spa cottages is an extensive wellness facility with Med Beauty treatments and housing the authentic Tibetan Room of traditional Tibetan massages.  The spa wellness facilities are uniquely designed with Asian inspirations, artifacts and objects.  It is Tibetan age-old massage techniques, medicines and healing methods that shape the concept for the facility.  Authentic oils such as Ku Nye massage oils complete the experience and can be combined with stones, special herbal bags, sticks and shells to enhance the massage experience.


Culinary Offerings

            The three distinct and superb restaurants, The Grape, Restaurant Annex and Restaurant Sparks offer extraordinary cuisine and atmospheres that enhance the guest experience. The Grape restaurant features an extensive selection of Californian wines from Napa Valley paired beautifully with grilled steaks.  Restaurant Annex offers a light and aromatic gourmet cuisine of French culinary influence blended with Asian and Mediterranean flavors.  Chef Renee Rischmeyer selects market-fresh regional products daily. The stylish décor centers on Versace tableware providing a medley of color palates, the perfect compliment to a festive menu.  Restaurant Sparks led by Chef Florian Gilges features modern and light cuisine. The concept unites art and design with culinary culture of market fresh and genuine natural dishes.



The most exciting of all of the culinary venues is the Vinothek, an authentically restored vaulted cellar that is used for large and small wine functions either for tastings or pairings. Christian Bock, the award-winning Sommelier reigns over the 2,600 premier wine labels housed in the Vinothek.  The Vinothek boasts one of the most extensive wine collections in Switzerland, including absolute rarities. The wines are also a
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