Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence Launches a Beauty & Health Programme
The Swiss have always known the health benefits of natural scenic surroundings and fresh mountain air, so when Switzerland’s newest luxury resort, the sprawling new Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort Lake Lucerne was developed, it seemed logical that one of the four hotels would focus on wellness.
The Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence, designed by noted architect Matteo Thun, recently debuted as a revolutionary new wellness centre. To celebrate its opening, several introductory programs have been created to promote beauty and healthy aging including customized treatments and rejuvenating procedures with dermatologists and cosmeticians. After their stay, guests check out with new vitality, regained natural radiance and rejuvenated complexions and bodies.
The Bürgenstock Resort sits 1,600 feet above spectacular Lake Lucerne with stunning views of the nearby Alps. Built into the mountain and surrounded on three sides by a forest of oak, spruce, pine and larch, the new five-star Waldhotel offers state-of-the-art facilities including a 37,000 ft2 medical centre, a 17,000 ft2 spa and Verbena restaurant featuring healthy Mediterranean cuisine.
Managing Director Bruno Schöpfer, the mastermind behind the Bürgenstock Resort explains, “With Switzerland’s excellent reputation in medicine and this spectacular setting on the lake surrounded by these beautiful mountains, we believe guests will be drawn here both for rejuvenation or simply a healthy getaway.”
The Waldhotel’s medical centre is accredited as a hospital and has several fulltime doctors on staff offering cutting-edge aesthetic therapies such as personalized cell therapy, Pellevé® radio frequency and Icoone®; laser therapy for skin rejuvenation and treatment of pigment disorders; skin cancer screening by FotoFinder®, as well as treatment of acne using Biophotonic Technology Kleresca®.
The spa features treatments and products by noted luxury skincare lines from Switzerland and Austria including Swiss Line and Susanne Kaufmann as well as SkinCeuticals from the U.S.
The four-night Delight Pro starts at CHF 2120 (about £1,609) and includes:
Skin Scope and Consultation by a Specialist Cosmetician
Elderberry Sea Salt Body Peel
Swiss Brightening Facial by Swiss Line
Cryotherapy in Icelab (-166 Fahrenheit)
Detox Manicure and Pedicure by Susanne Kaufmann
The four-night Bodyforming Pro starts at CHF 2140 (about £1,624) and includes:
Coffee Peel followed by Coffee Bean Oil Massage
Body Tone Wrap by SkinCeuticals
Icoone® Body Forming Treatment
Cryotherapy in Icelab at -166 Fahrenheit
The four-night Rejuvenation Pro starts at CHF 2130 (about £1,616) and includes:
Rejuvenation Wrap by Susanne Kaufmann
Deluxe Antioxidant Revitalizing Treatment by SkinCeuticals
Pellevé® Facial Tightening
Icoone® Body Forming Treatment
Open from 7am to 9pm, the hotel’s spa features 15 treatment rooms, two indoor pools and one outdoor pool with views of the Alps and a separate Ladies Only area. Other facilities are:
Kneipp bath (hot and cold)
Finnish sauna (176°F)
Aroma sauna (140°F)
Ice Lab – Cry therapy cabinets (-166° F)
Relaxation area indoors and outdoors
Relaxation areas with water beds
In addition to the Beauty & Healthy Aging program, there are programs in four other wellness disciplines: Medical Check-ups and Diagnostics, Mobility and Activity, Weight Management and Metabolism and Body & Mind Balance. Guests may opt to begin with the Waldhotel Basic Med program which requires a three-night stay and includes a complete physical examination, medical and medication history, eye and hearing tests, basic diagnostics including biometric and body composition, lung function, measuring energy metabolism, abdominal ultrasound, HRV and EKG. A medicinal massage and two body wraps are included. The Basic Med starts at CHF4040 (about £3,065) with accommodations in a Deluxe Room with Sun Balcony.
Prices for the Beauty and Healthy Aging programs include accommodations in a Deluxe Room with sun Balcony, daily breakfast, boat transfer from Lucerne, the funicular ride up the Bürgenberg mountain to the resort, spa entry, complimentary Wi-Fi, VAT and services charges.