Swiss boutique property, ‘The Hotel,’ will become part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection Hotels, which are known for celebrating individuality, from 8 July 2015.
Located in Lucerne, The Hotel was established in 1907 and is now owned by hotelier Urs Karli, who reopened it in 2000 after an extensive renovation in collaboration with French architect Jean Nouvel.
It features 30 studios and suites, with four of the penthouse suites featuring roof terraces. Ten garden and park loft suites feature patios.
The fully air-conditioned rooms also feature wi-fi, a mini bar and an espresso machine.
Jean Nouvel used an interplay of wood and steel to give the hotel a fresh look. The horizontal panels are made of stainless steel and the vertical panels are made from wood.
To provide guests a cinematic experience, Nouvel designed the ceiling or the wall with 30 film scenes.
The hotel features Bam-Bou restaurant, which provides Asian with French cuisine, and a lounge bar which features a live DJ during the weekends.
Marriott Autograph Collection Hotels Europe brand leader John Licence said: "We are delighted to welcome our second design hotel from Switzerland into the collection.
"The Hotel was the first boutique design hotel to enter this market, and is known for being part hotel, part contemporary art installation. It’s this unique attribute that makes it perfect for joining Autograph Collection Hotels.
"The portfolio is growing rapidly within Europe, and we have no doubt that guests of The Hotel in Lucerne will have an unforgettable experience, as they do at all of our Autograph Collection properties."
Image: A room in The Hotel. Photo: courtesy of Marriott.