The Hotel as a cinemaA tribute to art-house cinema
A very special play of light goes on every evening when day turns into night over the skies of Lucerne. Cinematic ceiling compositions light up at The Hotel and entice guests and passersby from as far as the eye can see to dream a little. Jean Nouvel's message: those that revel in emotions enjoy poetic moments. Instead of leaving the guests to simply stare at sober walls, he gave each room an individual ceiling decor with a touch of drama and fervent eroticism. John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer enjoy "Dangerous Liaisons", Maria Schneider and Marlon Brando sway in the "Last Tango in Paris". Debra Winger drops her clothes in "The Sheltering Sky". Donald Sutherland embo- dies pure passion as "Casanova". The sensual scenes are accompa- nied by quotes from the cinematic masterpieces. The guest is neither a spectator nor an extra here. They immerse themselves right into their dream world, becoming part of the action, and the director of a wonderful night. The Hotel is so much more than just a luxury ac- commodation. It is an invitation to self-enact, to liberate oneself from the daily grind. Nothing can stand in he way of the guest here, as it is them who takes the leading role.