Kempinski Hotels has announced that it will open a luxury hotel in Switzerland’s ski resort village of Engelberg in spring 2021.
Kempinski Palace Engelberg is located at an altitude of 1,000 metres in the vicinity of Mount Titlis – the only glacier of the region open to the public. The hotel will add a new modern annex to the building, which was first constructed in 1904, and will maintain historical features in cooperation with monument conservation authorities.
The hotel will include 129 rooms and suites featuring “sweeping views” of the alpine surroundings, a range of dining areas, meeting spaces, and an 880 sqm rooftop spa and wellness area with an infinity pool.
The hotel will be accessible by car or train throughout the year.
The luxury hotel group has also signed a contract with Frutt mountain hotels, and plans to manage its two hotels in the resort area of Melchsee-Frutt from December 19.
Located in the middle of Central Switzerland near Lucerne, the two hotel buildings are situated on Lake Melchsee at 2,000 metres, with an underground passageway connecting the two buildings.
Hotel Frutt Lodge and Spa features 63 rooms and four suites with decor reminiscent of a classic wooden lodge, a 900 sqm spa, two restaurants, and meeting space for up to 100 guests.
Frutt Family Lodge is, as you would expect, more family-oriented and features 33 rooms and 14 suites “with alpine cosiness”. Facilities include a 300 sqm family spa, a gym, a bowling alley, cinema and kids’ club.
Martin R. Smura, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Kempinski Hotels, commented on the news:
“We are delighted to be adding these two outstanding hotels to the portfolio of our international hotel chain in the future.
“The elegant Palace Hotel with its long history more than lives up to our brand promise of the highest product and service quality and fits perfectly with other Kempinski flagships, such as Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin. With this jewel, which continues the history of the Swiss Grand Hotels, we are continuing the selective expansion of our company as part of our long-term strategy.”
Amanda Elder, Chief Commercial Officer and Board Member of Kempinski Hotels, added:
“The elegant Palace in Engelberg and the modern and comfortable mountain hotels on Melchsee blend perfectly into the variety of outstanding Kempinski hotels we offer to discerning guests around the globe.
“With our longstanding expertise in managing deluxe properties, we will definitely be able to contribute to the success of these attractive Swiss mountain destinations and uplift performance with our global sales and marketing network activities.”
Kempinski Hotels currently has a portfolio of 78 hotels and residences in 34 countries.