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Bürgenstock Resort to re-open for business in August


The Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne is scheduled to re-open on 28 August 2017, following a nine-year, US$ 569 million construction project. 

This historic hideaway has been restored as an exclusive destination for health, leisure and culture tourists from the GCC countries as well as MICE and business travellers.

Switzerland has enjoyed increasing popularity with Middle East visitors. As per statistics from Switzerland Tourism, between January and November 2016, 327,551 GCC visitors generated 920,398 room nights in Switzerland with an average spend of US$430 per day. Visitors from Saudi Arabia accounted for more than 50% of GCC overnight stays, followed by the UA. GCC visitors spend more per day in Switzerland than in any other region in the world.

“The Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne is tailor-made for GCC travellers. Reservation enquiries regarding residence suites have also been very buoyant. Hotel apartments that offer a more private environment are well-liked by Arab travellers,” said Robert P Herr, general manager, Bürgenstock Resort.

The kilometre-long, car-free resort is accessible by private boat from Lucerne and will comprise four hotels: the five-star superior Bürgenstock Hotel, five-star Waldhotel healthy living, four-star Palace Hotel and three-star Pension Taverne 1879 offering a total of 383 rooms and suites. The other facilities include a healthy living centre, 12 bars and restaurants, 67 residence suites, a cinema and a 10,000 sqm Alpine Spa. The resort also has a conference centre with a total of 31 rooms, which can accommodate up to 800 guests in addition to a leisure activities such as golf, mountain biking, ice skating and tennis.