Kempinski Palace Engelberg – new top hotel in Central Switzerland

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Engelberg has had a new hotel attraction this summer. After a 5-year construction period, the Hotel Kempinski Palace Engelberg – Swiss Alps has opened its doors as the first 5-star hotel in the largest winter sports destination in Central Switzerland. For this purpose, the historical structures of the former Grand Hotel Winterhaus – a jewel from the time of the Belle Époque – were brought into shape and at the same time supplemented with a new hotel wing. The result: a stylish basis for a break in the mountains.

Checked into Engelberg’s newest 5-star hotel

Punctually with the first wonderfully fluffy white snowflakes of the season, we made our way to Engelberg with the aim of exploring the Kempinski Palace. The noble 5-star hotel corresponds exactly to our «loot scheme». And when it comes to timing, we did everything right. Because the combination of a freshly snow-covered holiday resort and a lovingly decorated hotel lobby creates a festive mood even with Christmas grouches like me.

The Kempinski Palace is centrally located in the center of Engelberg. It is just a two-minute walk from the train station to the lobby. Quasi a “hop, skip and jump” for everyone who, like us, takes the train to Engelberg. Of course, the hotel also offers an adequate transfer service or luggage transport for this short distance.

We check in at the reception in the listed building and then take a close look at our room. This is located in the new hotel wing, which is seamlessly “interwoven” with the historical building structure including the Kursaal, which was built in 1902. An architecturally coherent result (and technically a small masterpiece). The arc between tradition and modernity has also been successful. A warm color palette, high-quality materials, discreetly placed design classics and rediscovered illustrations from the first half of the 20th century. Yes, the first impression is promising!