Design by Jean Nouvel
The beautiful corner property built in 1907 has been transformed into a designer hotel by none other than French star architect Jean Nouvel - winner of the Pritzker Prize 2008 – whose celebrated Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre is just a few steps away. The Hotel’s simple name is aptly chosen, seeing as it does not set out to be a «home away from home» but a place to be surprised and truly inspired.
Jean Nouvel masterfully accomplished this order by infusing his interior design with surprise, sensuality and elegance. Having designed every piece himself, the furnishing concept bears Nouvel’s hallmark: Vertical lines are drawn in wood, horizontal ones in stainless steel. He created individual colour compositions for each of the 30 guestrooms. Perfecting the element of surprise, Nouvel selected film stills from his favourite directors, including Almodóvar and Greenaway, to project onto all the rooms’ ceilings, making iconic scenes like one taken from Fellini’s «Casanova» come alive when you lie in bed.