The Ribbon has been cut: Kempinski Palace Engelberg welcomes its first Guests

The Ribbon has been cut: Kempinski Palace Engelberg welcomes its first Guests

25 Jun 2021

The Ribbon has been cut: Kempinski Palace Engelberg welcomes its first Guests

Engelberg, 25 June 2021 - The time has finally come: Following a construction period of around five years, General Manager Andreas Magnus severed the ribbon with Kempinski CEO ad interim Bernold Schröder, Lijun Yu, Managing Director of Han’s Holding Group, and Thomas Dittrich, CEO of Han’s Europe AG, the company owning and developing the building, for the opening of the new Kempinski Palace Engelberg on 25 June 2021 ( Abbot Christian Meyer of Engelberg Monastery was also present at the official opening ceremony and blessed the new hotel. A larger public celebration is planned for the end of the year.

June 25, 2021, marks a new milestone in the history of the Kempinski Group. With the opening of the five-star superior Kempinski Palace Engelberg - Titlis Swiss Alps, Kempinski is adding another luxurious establishment to its more than 120 years tradition. The construction took a total of five years. The historic structure of the former Grandhotel Winterhaus has been preserved and an additional, new hotel wing has been built. The result is an architectural masterpiece that skilfully combines the traditional and the modern. After cutting the ribbon, General Manager Andreas Magnus and his team were able to welcome the first guests to the new Kempinski Palace Engelberg. In future, around 130 employees will provide unique around the clock services for the well-being of guests with passion and much attention to detail.

Only 40 minutes by car from Lucerne, the first and only international five-star hotel in Engelberg offers 129 rooms and suites with a stunning view on the beautiful mountain scenery. Thereby the historical and modern parts of the imposing building merge into a harmonious unity. The Kempinski Palace Engelberg provides countless unique facilities and experiences including a rooftop infinity pool as part of its spa with a breathtaking mountain view or unique gastronomic offers with regional and seasonal products by the "Cattani Restaurant”, "The Palace Bar" with Habanos Lounge and the "Wintergarden". Nine modern event and conference rooms and the historic Kursaal are specially tailored to the guests’ needs. In addition, the Kempinski Palace Engelberg and its picturesque surroundings offer a variety of leisure activities in summer and winter. The developer and owner of the building is Han’s Europe AG. The building of the hotel benefits not just the Engelberg region, but the whole of Central Switzerland. The hotel business has created around 130 new jobs and long term relationships with construction companies and suppliers, as well as local and regional businesses.




About Kempinski Palace Engelberg – Titlis Swiss Alps 

“Embrace Swissness” - On June 25, 2021, Kempinski Palace Engelberg was the first international five star-superior hotel to open in central Switzerland's largest winter and summer holiday destination. The successful Engelberg hotelier Eduard Cattani (1841 – 1908) had his brother, the architect Arnold Cattani (1846 – 1921), design and build the historic building, which was known far beyond the borders of Switzerland at the time. Together with the new six-storey hotel building, the listed hotel, which opened in 1904 as the “Grandhotel Winterhaus” now forms a consummate architectural unit. The 129 rooms and suites offer state-of-the-art facilities as well as a unique view
of the breathtaking mountain landscape. Culinary variety is provided by the signature “Cattani
restaurant” featuring also a large summer terrace, “The Palace Bar” with “Cigar Lounge” and the
“Wintergarden” with regional and seasonal products. A unique 880 sq m rooftop spa with infinity
pool and views over the mountain panorama, as well as a modern event area with nine conference
rooms and the listed Kursaal* for up to 1,000 guests round off the diverse range of facilities. The
hotel is conveniently and easily accessible all year round by car, train or in around 75 minutes by
car via Zurich airport.

About Kempinski Hotels

Founded in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is the oldest luxury hotel group in Europe. Kempinski offers its guests first-class hospitality and personal service worldwide, complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of the respective resorts. Kempinski currently operates a total of 78 five-star hotels and residences in 34 countries. This range is continually extended by the addition of new hotels in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Each reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio includes historic grand hotels, superb city hotels, outstanding resorts and superior residences. Kempinski is also a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. ·

Media contact
Alexandra Ellerkamp · Cluster Director of Marketing & Communications
Kempinski Palace Engelberg – Titlis Swiss Alps
Dorfstrasse 40 · 6390 Engelberg · Switzerland
T +41 41 556 40 57· [email protected]