One of the most beautiful places to visit during summer in Switzerland is Lake Lucerne. This 114 km² (44 sq mi) lake has an elevation of 434 m, and the most beautiful blue colour that at some parts of the lake is a turquoise shade of green. By the lake you will not only find nice restaurants, but also hotels with an incredible view. The five star luxury hotel Park Hotel Vitznau is one of them.
Park Hotel Vitznau reopened in 2013 after three years of multi-million euro renovations
Park Hotel Vitznau was built in 1903 by hotelier Josef Anton Bon who saw the potential in this unique location. The building is designed by architect Karl Gottlieb Koller, who is also the man behind Bäderhotel in Bormio (Veltlin) and the Hotel Schweizerhof in St. Moritz, and took three years to build. In 2009 Park Hotel Vitznau AG took over the ownership of this property and made extensive renovations to it that lasted for three years. In 2013 the hotel opened its doors to guests again with a new name – Park Hotel Vitznau Health and Wealth Residence.
Today it looks magical. You enter a beautiful driveway and already at that stage start paying attention to all the nice details, like for example the glass roof construction at the hotel entrance. When you step inside the hotel it is hard to focus your eyes on anything else than the view that opens up behind the glass doors at the back of the hotel lobby. The incredible lake view that makes this place so special.
Let Head Chef Nenad Mlinarevic’s culinary skills wow you in the 2 star Michelin Restaurant focus
Park Hotel Vitznau is the home to two restaurants. Restaurant focus is a 2 star Michelin restaurant, ran by Head Chef Nenad Mlinarevic. To reach the Restaurant focus, guests pass along six glass walled wine cellars to enter another world. Restaurant PRISMA offers 180° panoramic views and guided by Executive Chef Christian Nickel you can do a culinary tour to some of the most hidden corners on earth. Salt from Himalaya, Yuzu juice from Japan – to name a few ingredients used in this kitchen.
Every Saturday and Sunday if the weather is nice you can enjoy the lake terrace and have the “grill & chill” menu with exclusive specialities served straight from the grill. If you are just passing by on a beautiful day, why not sit down for a drink and some snacks, just to be able to admire a beautiful setting. A location can not get much better than this we think.