What's Old is New Again
The 27-room Château Gütsch is a hotel out of a fairytale, a nineteenth-century fantasy on a mountaintop overlooking Lucerne (or Luzern). This was one of Switzerland's finest hotels in its day, and while the location with its views of the lake and mountains remained enviable through the 20th century, the hotel itself had begun to show some wear and tear. Fortunately new owners made a decision to close it, renovate it, and trust the new interior design to Martyn Lawrence Bullard, an acclaimed Los Angeles based designer who also appears occasionally on Bravo TV's Million Dollar Decorators. Bullard's redesign respected the history of the property, while giving it a playful new look. It's rich but never stuffy. Since reopening in 2014, it seems poised to retake its place as one of Switzerland's top hotels.
By John Newton, AFAR Ambassador
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Kanonenstrasse, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland
+41 41 289 14 14
Sun - Sat 7am - 10pm