Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern
Family-owned since 1861, the stately, neo-Renaissance Hotel Schweizerhof, near the lakeshore promenade, has a storied past. Luzern is known as Switzerland’s “festival city” (chiefly for its summer music festivals), and the five-star property hosts several events of its own throughout the year. Schweizerhof’s recently renovated 101 rooms and suites are modern and subtly themed with graphic art honoring famous past guests: artists, musicians, politicians, and writers, including Mark Twain and Leo Tolstoy. You can enjoy complimentary use of the top-floor spa’s saunas, hydro-massage showers, and fitness facilities, or dine at one of two elegant restaurants, Pavillon and Galerie (which serves the best chateaubriand in town).