Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa, Lucerne

Say the world ‘Alpine’ and tiny log chalets with snow piled high upon their roofs is usually the image that comes to mind. But Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa is challenging that notion. A feat of jaw-dropping architectural brilliance, where 102 chic rooms sit encased in floor-to-ceiling glass, a restaurant hangs over the waters of Lake Lucerne below and a spa pool rests somewhere between earth and sky. This is Alpine charm – and then some.


Clinging to a ridge 500m above the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne, Bürgenstock Hotel is surrounded on all sides by beautiful Swiss countryside. A 45-minute drive from Zurich will take you to the charm of Lucerne from where it’s just a short glide across the lake waters to the base of the hotel’s private funicular lift. Transporting you straight into the sleek lobby, your stay is immediately off to a swish start.

Your Room

No matter which of the 102 rooms and suites you opt for here, you are guaranteed that all-important lake view. Huge panoramic bay windows frame cosy window-seats and indulgent double baths to unveil the Alpine landscape beyond and bathe the room in light. Drawing inspiration from nature, the colour scheme is one of crisp white sheets and soft grey accents whilst the design uses wood, marble and stone to create an urban chic, yet authentically Alpine, feel.

Why we like it

At Bürgenstock Hotel, you may come for the landscapes, but you’ll stay for the Alpine Spa. A space of overwhelmingly indulgent relaxation, slip into the infinity edge spa pool and gaze out over the lakes and mountain beyond. Inside, treatments inspired by Alpine nature await – though one, in particular, stands out. Book in for the Diamond Exfoliation and with your skin buffed and polished with diamond and rose quartz powders, you’ll leave feeling shiny and new.