The Hotel Lucerne

Lucerne, Switzerland

Hotel chosen for:
Open Collection Principles

The Vision

Built on an inspiration to create an experience beyond the commonplace

The Unique Design

Hotels with a thoughtfulness and dedicated purpose to their design

The Place

Connected to its surroundings, this hotel is woven into the fabric of its locale

Cinematic Cool


The guest is the star at the Hotel Lucerne, where leading French architect, Pritzker prize winner, and cinema lover Jean Nouvel transformed this art nouveau town house into a film noir fun house.

Understated corridors that feature Nouvel's signature interplay of wood and steel lead to individually designed rooms that project scenes from the designer's favorite films – Federico Fellini’s Casanova, David Lynch’s Lost Highway, Pedro Almodóvar’s Matador – creating a cinematic experience like entering a theater. The beautiful hotel bar “The Lounge” and the French Mediterranean-gourmet cuisine restaurant "Bam Bou by Thomas" have become bona fide Lucerne hot spots. Situated in the middle of the city where green areas abound, overlooking Lake Lucerne and amidst the towering mountain landscape, the backdrop to this idiosyncratic hotel is nothing short of breathtaking.

Sempacherstrasse 14, Lucerne, Switzerland